[LMB] Robert Heinlein's form letter
mathews55 at msn.com
Tue Sep 9 23:32:10 BST 2008
Or why I was moved to really, really become fluent in Spanish *after* a week in the Yucatan. (Gracias a dios my daughters knew Spanish, the oldest quite fluently!)
> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 23:45:09 +0200
> From: matija at serverflow.si
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [LMB] Robert Heinlein's form letter
> Eric Oppen wrote:
> > C) To tell him that I'd been in the People's Republic of China, and
> > that he had been absolutely right to recommend learning the language
> > before going to any such place.
> It is certainly sound advice. I'd go even further: it is good to learn
> as much as possible
> of the language before going to ANY place where foreign languages are
> spoken. If it is not
> practical, I have a shortlist of phrases that I try to learn if I
> everything else fails.
> In order of ascending importance, they are
> How much?
> Thank you.
> Where is the toilet?
> Only half kidding,
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