"I am so sorry, I have only just noticed your friend request!Yes, I still smoke a pipe, more so now the weather is getting warmer (I long to have a room that is warmer than my garage, that I can smoke in).I have just bought, on ebay, a restored…"
"Thank you for the Welcome Herb!Sadly the Land Rover is currently not on the road, lots of things have failed all at once and some of the issues are bigger than my basic mechanical knowledge. - I will try to have it running again by the Summer.
"Land Rovers are not accepted for racing - not at this writing anyhow - and they will never replace the limo as a way of transporting the very rich, but they do have style and a kind of studied carelessness. A man who rockets around the suburbs, or attempts to seduce fastidious women, in a Land Rover, is obviously a man worth watching. He must be one who can tell society to go to hell and get away with it." - Car & Driver, Sept 1964
"I think that unless you get into EXTREMELY advanced translating, like for legal documents, Modern Latin Spanish (like spoken in Chile or Guatemala) is the most widely understood. but other than that, ANY spanish is understood - just like an…"
"Cabrón tends to mean, in my experience, dumbass or something similar. Huevón in Peru meant all those things you mentioned, but also stupid, slow-witted and other such. Cabrón was unknown, at least when i was there.…"
"It's Castellano. When I was a young student we studied Castellano, not español. I get what you are trying to say, but I think it to be more than generally agreed that the Spanish to be found in a good dictionary is…"
"Huevón, in my experience, means a guy with huge testicles. not a compliment - a guy that's lazy, doesn't get laid, therefore his balls drag the ground.
That's a take-off from Huevos for eggs.... eggs being slang for balls.
"There is no correct Spanish.
Every Central American I've ever know has told me Mexican's don't speak clean spanish
Every South American I've ever known has told me no Central American Speaks clean spanish
No Caribbean speaks…"
"I am a fluent Spanish speaker; however, the Spanish I learned is that spoken in Lima, Peru where I grew up as a missionary kid over fifty years ago.
Cabrón and pelado were not used there. They used huevón or pajero, and a bald…"