Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Effective communication

Fabio Capello gave an interview on the radio yesterday using an interpreter to translate his Italian. He explained that his English isn't perfect and that he didn't want his words to be twisted by journalists, although he insisted that he does speak to the players in English. This reminded me of the Emperor Charles V who used to speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to his horse.

8 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

Obviously a real European.

9:21 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Did he know Greek too?

5:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of an article in the, don't laugh, Reader's Digest many moons ago about a couple of mixed backgrounds who said...

"We argue in French, make love in Spanish and do the budget in English.."

9:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WW, Check out the article in yesterday's Telegraph about Bryony [?] Gordon, who was tasked by her editor with learning Italian in the month Sr. Capello has been learning English. Very amusing, although not as amusing as the article about her and Celia Walden in the current edition of 'Private Eye'..

You women are just so competitive...

9:42 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi Ellee - I imagine he did his philosophy in Greek.
Thank you for that, Anon.
Shall try to find that, Anon

10:24 am  
Blogger marymaryquitecontrary said...

He also said,'A man who knows four languages is worth four men.' He is famous for the many mistresses he had. He must have had the energy of four men too.

12:28 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I've een wondering how his English was coming along!

6:40 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Oh WL - you should give him some lessons!

7:12 pm  

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