Humor of Poor English Pronunciation

Humor of Poor English Pronunciation is from a book by humorist Bill Bryson titled ‘Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe’, page 173.

This excerpt is about the humor of poor English pronunciation of an audio tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco The Last Supper in Milan Italy.


I slotted a thousand lire into a machine on the wall, knowing that it would be a mistake,

and was treated to a brief and ponderous commentary about the history of the fresco,

related by a woman whose command of English pronunciation was not altogether up to the task.

“Da fresk you see in fronna you iss juan of da grettest worts of art in da whole worl...”


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