On this video, he seems to be fluent in Spanish, however he is additionally very…Southern, American Southern. (Ford Quarterman through Youtube)
Estimated learn time: 2-3 minutes
PEY-ROO — Turning into fluent in a second language (or third or fourth) is all the time a formidable feat and an incredible talent to have.
Sadly, not all of us have the proper alternative or the proper reward of language to develop into fluent. And even if you happen to can develop into 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 reality he actually would 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 might by no means know. However I digress.)
His uniquely accented Spanish is as fascinating as it’s hilarious.
In case you’re getting just a little scorching underneath the collar, pondering that I am making enjoyable of a person who’s doing his greatest to talk a international language, there’s yet another factor to let you know—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 quiet down and reside his dream. You may 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 desires to reside and be.
As Quarterman would say, “Adios, mis amigers!”