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Friday, March 23, 2018

Learning a New Language

Good morning,

My Honey and I have traveled the world and always try to speak at least a few words of the local language.

Thankfully, our friends Martha and Russell of Dallas gave us this language arts text book for our upcoming road trip to Galveston.

We are studying hard for our trip!

;),
Lois

2 comments:

Sherry said...

Yes, I can relate to this! I'm not from Texas, but I'm from the South! One syllable words, like "wool" are pronounced "woo-ul" in parts of the rural South! And Southern hospitality can be a little much to deal with. For example, on one of my trips South, I stopped at the Alabama Welcome Center on I-65. I was standing by my car, with New York license plates, and an elderly gentleman looked at me and said, "That's a long way for a woman to be traveling alone." Remembering my Southern roots (actually, I can envision my dad saying something like that!) I understood the man was just trying to make conversation and had no ill intentions! And I have learned to tolerate some of my cousins referring to me now as a "damn Yankee."

DUTA said...

Learning a language is very important not only for communication when travelling abroad, but also for preserving cognitive functions. It's much better and practical than playing chess/bridge, solving crossword puzzles , etc..