Language Fluency Denial
A common excuse to avoid speaking to someone about something, even though it never works.

(permanent link) added: 2011-07-23 22:21:04 sponsor: alciefrederic (last reply: 2014-04-27 00:14:26)

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Denying that one can speak a language, i.e. "I speak no English", and other variants, is surprisingly a very common excuse to avoid speaking to someone or about something, and it is almost never effective, because, in almost all instances, the speaker has just been speaking fluent English, or appear quite obviously to anyone nearby, the readers and the questioner that he can speak the language very fluently. Yet in awkward situation, this excuse is used very, very often, despite how ineffective it clearly seems in the circumstances. Therefore, the excuse is more often Played for Laughs than anything else, or to show the readers how desperate the speaker is to find an excuse not to say something.
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