I thought we had a language topic somewhere? I was searching for it..or I have lost my mind, because I thought I was talking about learning Russian here at WTF.
Oh, well, hey gang! I am learning Russian. I am very bad at it still, and realized that I am just too lazy right now to add anything else onto my poor brain.
I took Spanish in school in Pennsylvania, (4 years) so when I moved to AZ I thought, 'cool' I can talk to everyone here. Yeah, I quickly learned that the Spanish you learn in high school in PA and the Spanish they speak in the streets of Phoenix are not very close at all.
Just the basic words are same, and the slang here is crazy. I learned more Spanish at work from my co-workers that are Hispanic than all 4 years of school.
More colorful words as well.