Monday, September 29, 2008

Did Michael Phelps really learn Chinese?


I know this commercial isn't exactly brand spanking new, but don't you find it weird that this entire commercial is about Michael Phelps learning Chinese using Rosetta Stone but he never speaks even a syllable of Chinese?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You read my mind. Either ROSETTA STONE LANGUAGE SOTWARE IS A WOTHLESS FAILURE, or Michael Phelps is a swimming machine that has only a funtional retard intelligence level, and couldnt hack the chinese language. EITHER WAY, DONT BUY ROSETTA STONE SOFTWARE!!

EVEN A GOLD MEDAL OLYMPIC SWIMMER WAAS RIPPED OFF, AND IT DIDNT WORK- NORMAL PEOPLE LIKE YOU HAVE NO CHANCE- HE CANT SPEAK A WORD OF ROSETTA STONE`S INSTRUCTED LANGUAGE!

dont get scammed out of your money by ROSETTA STONE`S failed product!!

Anonymous said...

I to wondered the exact same thing for the same reason, he didn't speak any chinese. you think be smart enough to have him learn a sentence or 2 for there commercial. its likely he never even used the program, just got paid to endorse it cuz he's hot shyt and ppl are dumb enough to believe everthing they here. To the morom above me, apparently your pretty damn jealous of the man to be saying such negative things. we don't know how smart or stupid he is, maybe not the smartest cuz I would have insisted I speak the language in the commercial, but he just may not have the time. also, chinese is not the easiest language to learn. do u kno it genious? as for that "if he can't learn a normal person has no chance" comment - he's not rocket scientist, he is a normal guy like you and me accept he can swim a lot faster and has gold medals to prove it. doesn't make him smart. we likely have a better chance of learning, unlike u (retardations not normal guy). altho we could also have a worse chance. who knows. all I know is he has a lot of money and I don't so in my book he's smart enough. ill bet the little money I have that he doesn't know a lick of chinese tho.

Anonymous said...

When asked whether he had learned any Chinese (during an interview with Bob Costas) Phelps said no and that he didn't have time. This interview was during the Olympics, so yes the commercial is a total and complete crock of steamy, festering, nose hair singeing, monkey s#!t.

Anonymous said...

i dont believe he did but to the guys who said rosetta stone is crap. you've obviously never used it and i use it for french. in one lesson it will have you sounding, smelling and losing wars like the french so give rosetta stone a shot trust me its a wonderful piece of software

Anonymous said...

I tried the software (for Chinese) and found it to be pretty good, actually. However, I saw a TV interview with Phelps talking about the software and learning Chinese. He said it helped him learn the "masculine and feminine". European languages have masculine/feminine nouns. Mandarin is gender neutral. That told me he knew nothing about Chinese.

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