How did the problem of language create fun in the story a horse and two goats?

How did the problem of language create fun in the story a horse and two goats?

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    The American, speaking English, expects Muni to do so. However, Muni hailing from a different country is unable to understand the foreigner. The language barrier causes the humor in the story. Muni only knew the words “yes” and “no”. So when the stranger greeted him by saying, “Namaste! How do you do?”, Muni, scared, uttered, “yes, no.” After offering Muni a cigarette, the man offered him a light but Muni blew it on and put it out, as he was not understanding the man’s intention. Because they both spoke different languages, the American businessman believed that he bought the horse statue whereas Muni believed that he had managed to sell off his goats. Neither of the two could understand each other, so they tried to express themselves through sign languages or pointing at physical objects.

     

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