According to Maria and Chuchi, I speak in really proper terms, like a politician, a newspaper or a professor. That makes a lot of sense as I’ve been learning Spanish in classes and by reading newspapers. This came up when they were talking to me about picking up Spanish girls (Chuchi has a lot of brothers and Maria’s a catch so he knows a thing or two). Maria asked if I talk as formally in English as I do in Spanish and if girls in the states like the way I talk. I told them I’m not really sure how I speak in English, more casually, possibly more theatrically since I have a lot of theater and choir experience, but however I talk seems to be working well enough for me.
But I’ve been asked this question by a few other people so it’s on my mind. When I was chatting with my friend Galo about how it’s frustrating not having the same skill with Spanish as I do with English he told me that he could tell that I am probably a good talker in English by fact that I speak Spanish smoothly…full of errors, but evidently smoothly. My language exchange asked me how I talk in English and if it was normal since she wants to know if speak like a typical American or if I have my own sort of weird sort of English. Throw in the fact that one of my friends here is studying Linguistics so I’m learning random language facts (supposedly drunk English has it’s own patterns, it could possibly be its own dialect) and I’m just not sure what to think about how I talk.
You guys have heard me talk (probably way too much for your likings, but you’ve heard me talk), how do I talk? Besides the mumbling thing (Grandma I’m working on it, I promise), how do I talk? What should be my response to these questions?