They thought you'd say this
Under what circumstances might you want to say "Cannot Sir, the price has gone up" or "Clean and set this wig" or "I have my own syringe" or "We must bury her" or "Where was this cheese made?" in any language?
On the other hand, I can quite see why you might want to be able to say "All the road signs have been torn down" in Welsh circa 1979 or "Is the bridge still standing?" in Chechen.
Truth really is stranger than fiction.