Why We Need Foreign Languages

Here is an old joke.

A cat is chasing a mouse, and the mouse hides into its little hole. While it’s in there, the mouse hears some barking, “Woof! Woof!” Smart mouse figures a dog scared off the cat, so it peeks out. But guess what? Cat’s still there and catches the mouse, saying, “See, that’s why it pays to know foreign languages!!”


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  1. Leo B.:

    A bit of trivia: The joke in its entirety appears in *Salu Juhan ja ta sõbrad* (1964) by Jaan Rannap, from a Russian translation of which I know it.

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