Posts Tagged ‘education

06
Apr
10

I Have a First Language

Beyond English, I am not a language person.  If you know me in real life, you know that I am at times revoltingly pedantic about Proper English.  This blog is casual and conversational, despite my superpower ability to simultaneously put both Strunk and White to shame.  Unfortunately, my brain seems to have some sort of quota for language skills and I hit its capacity with my mad English skillz – probably by the age of twelve. 

Growing up, I studied Spanish to the extent that one can in the pasty and desolate tundra.  Our curriculum was heavy on coloring, strongly supported by the A/V department, featured a fair amount of candy, and was rounded out with sides of stiff dancing and awkward skits.  To this day, I am not sure what it was that we were learning, but in no way was it espanol. How sad, because I sure was fantastico at it.  Apparently I am very good at coloring, watching television, and eating candy.  My dancing would have held me back a bit, but we were graded on a curve for that one.  The tundra is not known for its wild and crazy moves.  It’s hard to get a good shimmy going on when your feet are clad in mukluks.

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