Before you read the following, which took place a couple of days ago, do bear in mind that while mother tongued Aussies’ R is pronounced with more like a W sound, my bloody foreigner's Rs come from the depths of the throat:
Person A: What nationality are you?And there you have it. The UN has already announced it would recognize this fledging new country. It might even consider giving it a spot at the Security Council.
Yours truly, with a look of astonishment, as in “why are you asking”: Israel.
Person A: Oh, Islam!
I will conclude by stating this was no one off; the country of Islam has been recognized by at least five other poor Aussies who proved unable to dig my accent but were perfectly able to ask irrelevant questions.
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