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Who Hablos Español? Yo Hablo Español!

11 April 2008
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Or at least I do 90% of the time, according to the results of my first ever Spanish test. Boom-shacka-lacka!

After four weeks of intensive study (or rather one of casual study and three of intensive drinking), our teachers surprised us on Tuesday with the news that we would have a test on Friday over all the material thus covered. And that included the rather complicated direct- and indirect-object pronoun stuff they flew thru on Thursday. Not that direct and indirect object pronouns are that difficult, but as an American kid learning English in the 80’s, they didn’t so much teach us this crap…it was all that post-hippie “the kids will figure it out from context” nonsense…thanks, jerks. At any rate, it didn’t seem to matter, as I took that test out back and made it my b!tch. Highest score in the class, too, I might add; and that’s only 8 points fewer than Al scored on the same test after 8 years of Spanish. All in all, I’m rather impressed with myself.

Cock of the walk, baby, cock of the walk.

-bdmc

(Let’s not forget who stayed up late last night helping you study…. -Al)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Countess of Cava permalink
    14 April 2008 4:38 pm

    Being a member of the post-hippie generation I take exception to being called a jerk. If you had ever been in one of my classes you would definitely have been taught your direct and indirect object pronouns. Furthermore, I have never believed that an adolescent could figure anything out on his own. They must be gently but firmly kicked in the right direction!

  2. Countess of Cava permalink
    15 April 2008 8:28 am

    Dear “Cock of the Walk”,

    Did we not all know that you would do so well in your study of Spanish? You are muy listo y muy inteligente, Dude. What makes me smile is the fact that you are enjoying yourself so much with this total immersion experience. I am extremely proud of you, MC.

  3. Spirit of 73 permalink
    19 April 2008 9:52 am

    Applause for the above rant, and congratulations. It looks like you may pass the test awaiting you in the US when you return!

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