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3,2,1... Yep, that'd be the Hilarity Ensuing, right on cue
Census enumerators are issued a flashcard with fifty languages on it to assist in clarifying situations that need to be referred to a translator.

Gujarati is not one of these fifty.

Guess why the first five cases hadn't sent in their forms...


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otrame From: otrame Date: May 1st, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Only you.

The gods have been reading your stories an have decided to make some of that stuff happen to you.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 1st, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I've been expecting to have to play Language Flashcard Bingo, given the area, but to hit it out of the park right off like that...
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: May 8th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I mentioned this issue to my (Gujarati-American) office manager, in the hopes that she knew people who were bi-lingual and looking for temp work. She said she'd ask around.

robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 8th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
So far they seem to be wanting to keep everything in-house, and we do have someone on our immediate team who speaks Hindi, which is apparently common enough as a second language for the Gujarati-speakers that we've been muddling along. It's... freaky, though. Here I was thinking the area's high Hispanic and Korean population was going to be my big headache... (First-languages score so far besides the Gujarati and Spanish is Korean, Turkish, Thai, and Russian, but at least with enough English to deal with me...)
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