Geek humor know no borders

My wife and I spent the winter holidays visiting her distant family in Madrid. On New Year’s eve, we joined them for a massive feast. My Spanish is fine for ordering tapas and cervesas, but I’m not conversant. Plus, a room full of fast-talking Madrilenas with their lispy accents would be hard for any native speaker. At one point, I was introduced to someone’s husband who I was told also worked in “Informaticas”. He wanted to speak to me about IT in the states, but didn’t speak much English. I smiled,and said in Spanish, “It’s OK. We can talk in ones and zeros.” and proceeded to do my best modem impression, “Hsssh, bong, bong, bong, crshhhh…”.

>>Modem-1.wav

He laughed so hard, he started coughing. My wife explained the joke to the others standing with us. They laughed politely.

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