Homework: Public Humiliation

Last week, we asked listeners to describe a humiliating moment. We heard all kinds of stories, including one from Claire Lipschultz of Sacramento, who had to excuse herself from a business meeting to pump breast milk.

Our inspiration for next week's assignment was a story from Allan Edmands of Woodstock, N.Y., who was learning Japanese and discovered the word for "calendar" is very similar to the word for "body."

Send us tales of mixing up a foreign language. Tell us what you said and what you thought you said in both English and the other language. E-mail stories to Homework@NPR.org or call 202-408-5183.

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