……. like the complete Teach Yourself Arabic
I’ve never seen him quite so absorbed …….
He did try conversing with me in said language, but to be honest there seemed to be quite a lot of unintentional spitting and face pulling involved …… and Nigel’s broad Wolverhampton accent further confused the issue greatly.
So that book was eventually carefully put back in its place, and Nigel’s attention was then diverted to Persian Proverbs ………
……. however “A yellow dog is the brother of the jackal”, sounded more like a coded message to Nigel, so he read them out in his best ‘allo allo’ accent, so it became “zee yellow dog, ‘e iz zee brozzere of zee jackaal”, as far away from Persian as you can get, especially when accompanied by a tap on
zee the nose, a nod of the head and a secretive wink!!! What is he like?
In the end the Lovely Laura, sighed a mahooooosive, huge sigh and disappeared for a minute or two, bringing back one of Iris’s baby French books ……