… and you thought your Spanish was bad!

… and you thought your Spanish was bad!

Go to worko, no excuso …

That’s the “mock mock-Spanish” twitter account set up to take the mickey, in hopefully quite an affectionate way, of New York mayor Bloomberg, who has had intensive Spanish lessons to help communicate with his Hispanic constituents, not least during the hurricane that New York has just endured. Actually, despite an appalling accent and quite a bit of grammatical confusion, his Spanish is not all that bad!

The twitter account, El Bloombito, is HERE. Have a look too at Language Log HERE, which contains some short videos of his efforts. There’s also a BBC report HERE, and a thread on The Tenerife Forum HERE.

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