Friday, April 15, 2011

Karl V

Charles V is said to have declared, "I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse." Having been cultivated by a series of German tutors to possess a healthy disdain for Franzööösisch, I must respectfully disagree with the Holy Roman Emperor on this point.

I think that, in a perfect world, I would speak German to God, Portuguese to women, English to men, Spanish to children, Korean to friends, and Chinese to soldiers (and maybe French to the infirm, if I spoke that langue d'oïl).

Listening to:
"Águas de Março" - Elis Regina e Tom Jobim