Repeat after me, “Fill the bag with money!”
Blog Guy, you know that odd city in Siberia that you call Wackytown? I’d like to visit it on one of your organized tours, but I’m wondering how many people there speak English?
You’re talking about Krasnoyarsk. I do know they do have English Language classes at a high security prison camp.
Really? What sort of English are they teaching to prison inmates?
Well, here on the right is a chart used in the class. You can see useful words such as disarrange, unhappy, misinform… You know, as in, “If you misinform me I will be unhappy, and I shall have to disarrange your face!”
Yikes! Is that a good idea? Are they teaching them whole phrases, too?
No way! They’re not teaching hardened felons to say that!
They are. Um, looking ahead at the next poster I see, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way,” and “Who set off that alarm?”
OMG! And what about the poster after that?
Uh-oh. “Somebody mop up that blood, I have a planeload of tourists to meet!”
Prison inmate attends an English language class during the first day of lessons in a school at a high security prison camp outside Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin