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    TIL that when US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara visited South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he didn’t know that Vietnamese was a tonal language. So, he thought that he was saying "Long live a free Vietnam!" but actually said "Vietnam, go to sleep!"

    TIL that when US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara visited South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he didn’t know that Vietnamese was a tonal language. So, he thought that he was saying "Long live a free Vietnam!" but actually said "Vietnam, go to sleep!"

    Today I Learned (TIL) /u/Syncrondome

    TIL that when US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara visited South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, he didn't know that Vietnamese was a tonal language. So, he thought that he was saying "Long live a free Vietnam!" but actually said "Vietnam, go to sleep!" submitted by /u/Syncrondome
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