Honorable SIR BassReeves:
I am an avid bowler. Growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, 1960, a brand new automatic pinsetter 24 lane (later expanded to 40 lanes) opened and I began bowling in a junior bowling club. When I was in High School ,10th grade, I became the President of the club. Anyway, one of the teams was all-girls (actually 2 were) but, they were studying Espanol and named their team, "Zapatos," because they all wore colorful bowling shoes. Because they were estudio y aprender Espanol, we learned what "Tonto" meant. Kids being kids in the early '60's, we used that name to chide each other when we did something "pupule," (Hawaiian for stupid, crazy).
Because of multi-culturalism, we also used "Bakatare," Japanese for stupid, crazy; "Babo" in Korean; "Bendan," in Chinese; "Tanga," in Filipino; "Baba Bobo" in Thai; and also, another Hawaiian Pidgin English word was, "babooze." So now I've taught you 6 other ways to call someone an idiot. Are you glad you Friended me?
I don't speak any language fluently but I know more Japanese, Thai, Spanish words than Chinese, Filipino, and Korean.
I am learning Spanish from a lady I met her in 50Plus (she has since dropped out) but she emails me all in Spanish and I answer back in Spanish / English so she can correct my Espanol usage.
The woman I allude to in my profile is a Croatian-Serb-German-Hungarian. She is teaching me German, although she speaks 5 languages. She was on 50Plus as a Premium but dropped to basic because we are now communicating outside of 50Plus.
I hope to learn a lot of things from you, SIR, and I'm glad we've struck up this friendship.
May I recommend you to the other ladies I've befriended? There are three others from the US. Two are lovers of poetry since we post a lot of them here in 50Plus; the last I just Friended so all I know is she loves poetry, songs, and prose.
Aloha, SIR BassReeves