March 11, 2005

Hyphen In English Isn't Hyphen

Hyphen In English Isn't Hyphen In Spanish

We supply parts to a plant in Mexico. That plant just brought on board a sort company for it's suppliers to use if sorting is needed. We need to use them, so I called to set this up.

They asked for my email address so they could send me information.

A little note on my work email address, it's first name initial, full last name at companies name.

My last name is hypenated (maiden-married).

Mexicans don't know what a hyphen is, at least from the english language point of view.

It took me 5 minutes trying to figure out how to explain a hyphen to this person. Of course when I hung up I then thought of the minus sign.

Maybe I should take a beginning spanish class after the beginning Japenese class I should take.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 11, 2005 09:57 AM