Pidgin

Pidgin

by Lawrence M. Schoen
     
 

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An alien goes into a store, walks up to the clerk, and asks to buy some fruit. It makes the request again and again, each time claiming to speak in a different terrestrial language. Except, the languages are all English, and the kinds of fruit the alien seems to want change with every repetition. And one more thing,… See more details below

Overview

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An alien goes into a store, walks up to the clerk, and asks to buy some fruit. It makes the request again and again, each time claiming to speak in a different terrestrial language. Except, the languages are all English, and the kinds of fruit the alien seems to want change with every repetition. And one more thing, it’s a hardware store!

Editorial Reviews

Dragglecast - Norm Sherman
In Pidgin we witness the intense frustration arising from a culture clash as an alien tries to buy fruit from a hardware store.
Tangent Online - Sherwood Smith
n “Pidgin,” language is the problem—it’s a short, funny story told in a single scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016152974
Publisher:
Paper Golem LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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