I'm an editor of a newspaper. One day a foreigner made a call to me. He said in Chinese that he liked our newspaper very much, which made me very happy. Then I said "Could you tell me some impression about our newspaper?" The foreigner spoke a lot. But I didn't know which language he spoke. It was not Chinese, nor Japanese. Was he speaking Spanish?
"Could you speak Chinese? Which language did you speak just now?" I asked. After silence for a while, the foreigner answered with a little disappointment.
"I'm an Englishman. I spoke Chinese with you just now."
Oh, my god, the tears came out while I was laughing.
"You'd better speak English."
He began to talk and talked a lot.
Considering that his Chinese was really poor, I tried talking with him in English. After a few words, he asked, "Are you speaking Latin? I couldn't catch any word that you said. I can understand a lot if you speak Chinese."
Oh, my goodness. "Is my English really poor? No, I don't think so. Maybe he is an Englishman who can not understand standard American English." I said to myself.