On this video, he seems to be fluent in Spanish, however he is additionally very…Southern, American Southern. (Ford Quarterman by way of Youtube)
Estimated learn time: 2-3 minutes
PEY-ROO — Turning into fluent in a second language (or third or fourth) is at all times a powerful feat and a tremendous ability to have.
Sadly, not all of us have the correct alternative or the correct present of language to grow to be fluent. And even when you can grow to be fluent in one other language, there’s the second hurdle of sounding like a local speaker.
Then there’s YouTube person Ford Quarterman, who does a second language his personal method.
In this video, he seems to be fluent in Spanish, however he is additionally very…Southern, American Southern. It is a truth he actually does not attempt to conceal or change as he rattles off his personal particular model of Spanish that he calls “Gringo Redneck Spanish.” He provides us a “scientific” tour of a lake in Peru, which he dubs “Gatorade Lagoon,” claiming it is the place the Electrical Blue taste of Gatorade comes from. (How “electrical” is a taste, we could by no means know. However I digress.)
His uniquely accented Spanish is as fascinating as it’s hilarious.
In the event you’re getting slightly sizzling underneath the collar, considering that I am making enjoyable of a person who’s doing his greatest to talk a overseas language, there’s yet one more factor to inform you—he began it. It seems it is so hilarious as a result of it is a practiced bit he does for the leisure of the plenty. As a result of generally exaggerating stereotypes about your self is enjoyable.
In actual life, Quarterman describes himself as “a gringo who’s in love with Latin America.” With that love, he drove from the states to Argentina then returned to Mexico to calm down and stay his dream. You possibly can hear him talking Spanish with out the deep American Southern accent in this video, the place he describes why he selected Mexico because the place he needs to stay and be.
As Quarterman would say, “Adios, mis amigers!”