Not content to watch Serbia and Croatia fight it out over Serbo-Croatian, Montenegro now wants its own language.
"Montenegrin is different in many ways…Take the word for 'milk', for example. In Serbian it's 'mleko', in Croatian 'mljeko' and in Montenegrin 'mlijeko'."
Yeah, totally different. So different, in fact, that it’s hard to understand how Yugoslavians were ever able to communicate with each other. Ask for 'mleko' in Split and someone might just hand you an toilet brush.
"In Serbian, they say 'dinja' for melon, but in Montenegrin, that actually means 'watermelon.'"
It might also explain why Yugoslavia disintegrated. I ordered watermelon!