Thursday, September 6, 2007

Lost in Translation

Several players did brief interviews with members of the large media turnout on the way to the team bus at the Chengdu airport. Defender Marian Dalmy was extremely diplomatic when asked about the weather in Chendgu, which was much cooler than Shanghai, but still rainy. Here is an almost verbatim transcript.

Reporter (yelling): “What do you think of the weather in Chengdu?”
Dalmy: “It’s refreshing.”
Reporter: “Fresh?”
Dalmy: “Refreshing.”
Reporter: “Fresh?”
Dalmy, realizing she wasn’t going to be able to explain it: “Bye, thanks!”