(tacos, nachos, queso ... there are lots of Spanish words that are worth learning)
A funny post by Rae inspired me to share with all of you my sure-fire method of learning Spanish.
Ready? Here it is ... watch the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
I can hear you now. "What? Is she crazy? How can you learn Spanish by watching the Tonight Show?"
Hah. Lucky you. I have decided to share my secret. Just follow these simple steps:
First, you need an old television set like mine.
Second, you have to lose the remote control.
Third, go out and buy a "universal remote." Take hours and hours trying to program it. Give up in disgust. (The instructions make it sound easy, but that is only because they were written by a devious 12-year-old in Japan.)
Ok, fourth, now you will discover (if you are me) that it is way too much trouble to turn the channels without a remote. So you leave the television on channel 5 all the time. This means that at 10:30 Central Time, Jay Leno comes on the air. With Spanish sub-titles.
I have no idea why there are Spanish sub-titles on my television set. They only appear during Jay Leno. I would try to get rid of them, but that would mean more hours struggling with my universal remote. So every night, I follow the dialogue and try to figure out which words mean what.
So far, I have learned "Ahora! Jay Leno." That means "And now, Jay Leno!" Then Jay comes out and says "Bienvenido!" which means "Welcome!"
Then I fall asleep.
I was very happy to hear that Jay Leno will soon have a new show, which will air an hour earlier. I expect my Spanish vocabulary to increase dramatically. Or maybe I will just get an extra hour of sleep every night. That would be good, too!
As they say, everything tends to work out for the best.
Buenas noches, amigos.