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fearandloathing
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Message 12 of 69 (631724)
09-02-2011 4:52 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by Artemis Entreri
09-02-2011 4:35 PM


Re: Languages
I have found that the Spanish I learned in HS is much different then the Spanish that is spoken in Mexico. I have a cousin who is from Venezuela and he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. He has told me that Mexican Spanish is much different with the use of slang, exactly like you said. If you look at British slang compared to slang used in USA it is easy to understand how one might not understand or misinterpret what is being said to them based on which version of the language they learned as a non-native speaker or even if you are speaking the same language... "needs a good rogering" might not make sense to most Americans.

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fearandloathing
Member (Idle past 4253 days)
Posts: 990
From: Burlington, NC, USA
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Message 14 of 69 (631739)
09-02-2011 5:47 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Artemis Entreri
09-02-2011 5:36 PM


Re: Languages
I have no idea what "needs a good rogering" means
I am sure one of our British friends will fill you in. (hint...needs a good f@#$ing).
I work in construction and deal with mostly Spanish speakers and it amazes me how diverse the use of Spanish is in central/south America.
My grandmother was French Canadian and the version of french she spoke was different from what I learned also.

"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
Hunter S. Thompson
Ad astra per aspera
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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