frog or dinosaur ?

the dressed up animal advertising is back outside the glasses shop on tottenham court road.
in the name of research i approach the animal (frog or dinosaur?) to ask if it was always the same person inside the array of animals we’ve seen in recent months.
a foreign voice said “speak slowerlier pleece”
i repeated myself slowerlier to pleece him.
he paused then said “sorry, i do not undertant”.
i wonder if he understood what the job entailed when he took it ?