On a recent congressional trip to Switzerland one of the group spoke to a group. There was very little applause. He was followed by a man that spoke to them in their native tongue.
The applause was deafening and everyone in the group cheered as loudly as the best of them. Then, still clapping, he leaned over to the chairman of the meeting, "What did he say?"
"He was interpreting your speech to them," replied the chairman gravely.
A careful shopper in the fish market asked as to the freshness of the fish she was considering.
"Fresh? Why this fish took its last breath just as you entered the market," replied the manager.
The shopper, who had done business here before indicated, "And what a breath it has."