Daily Yomiuri On-Line
Technician overcomes English jitters
Iwata recalled one example of the troubles caused by his inferior language skills that occurred when he went to a restaurant with some of his colleagues. While they were waiting to be served, Iwata heard that the restaurant had a pool bar where guests could play billiards.
"I'd like to play," Iwata intended to say as he was about to leave his seat. This brought an unexpected reaction from his colleagues.
/l/ sound と /r/ soundの違いが引き起こす悲話です。