Speaking Spanish

November 1st, 2003

“Hello Dear.

Having just spent a week in Spain, I have discovered I can speak Spanish.

Its not a problem, just wanted to brag.”

Joy Bates

Liam’s Answer

Congratulations. In biblical times, the ability to spontaneously speak foreign languages was known as “speaking in toungues”, and usually meant everyone decided you were possessed by the Devil, and you were burned at the stake.

Now, in the 21st century, it’s a great excuse to travel to Spain again next year for another holiday.

You need to be sure you’re not mistaken, though, Joy. That you can understand Spaniards saying “Coca Cola”, “Big Mac” and “Matrix Revolutions is shit” is just an unfortunate symptom of the USA’s cultural imperialism .

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