standing on a steet corner, my wife reads to me from a book she is reading, Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, http://www.amazon.com/Start-up-Nation-Israels-Economic-Miracle/dp/044654146X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288525742&sr=8-1.
A reporter comes up and asks “Excuse me, what is your opinion about the meat shortage.”
The American asks “What do you mean by ’shortgage’?”
The Russian asks “What do you mean by ‘meat’?”
The Chinese asks “What do you mean by ‘opinion’?”
The Israeli asks “What do you mean by ‘excuse me’?”