I could teach you obscene spanish! but then Haight would find out and swear at you!
Ooh, that's one thing that annoys me. People who say they want to learn a language but only learn enough to make nonsensical strings of obscenities. Like 'shut up you mother of a sheep, lol, lol'. WTF mang.
Sure learning to swear is a requisite part of mastering a language, and picking up a few curses if fun.
But when someone says they want to "learn about a culture" because they are so interested in it or find it beautiful or want to conncet with the culture and people, and instead just learn obscenities and then use the swearing totally out of context or without regard for appropriateness -- that's annoying. As in you would definitely piss off the locals, not amuse them.
I totally knew some people like this. In general, they had very bad senses of social mores and appropriateness.
I guess to be fair to them they were only doing in another language what they do in English.
And aren't you from CA? How do you escape the 'hella'?
No, I'm from Minnesota. I moved to California about ten days ago. I actually asked for a few extra days to consider the job offer mainly due to the fact that California is the source of about 85% of everything I find insipid and annoying about American mass culture. (Didn't tell my employer that, obviously.)
[And before you ask, the remaining 15% is evenly divided between Texas, New York, and Boston*.]
So far I haven't gotten out of the house much apart from work. But we'll see how it goes.
Initial indicators are not promising--I have no idea what the fuck "hyphy" is supposed to mean or how it is used, but I have a hunch it turns out to be several orders of magnitude worse than "hella." And the next person who asks me about life in the "Yay Area" is getting nut-tapped with a mag-lite.
*Which reminds me: I hate the Los Angeles Lakers. I also hate Lakers fans.
I used to think there wasn't a major league sports team with a more irritating fan base than the New York Yankees, but over the last couple years I've realized that my hatred for Yankees fans is nothing compared to my hatred for Red Sox fans.
Seriously. Red Sox fans. Shut the fuck up and go away. No one outside of Boston really gives a shit; we just realize you'll be even more irritating if we point out how obnoxious you all are. (I realize what I just did, but I had to get it off my chest.)
Oh, and despite my inexhaustible wellspring of ill-will toward the Lakers, they actually rank second on my hate list, the top of which will be forever occupied by the San Antonio Spurs as long as Manu Ginobili is allowed to continue degrading a beautiful game by being a greasy, shit-balling little flopper.