Why Spanish is spoken too quickly

I was overwhelmed last night by Carlos, a Spanish speaker we had a drink with. Words per minute? A thousand? It was all just a blur and it had nothing to do with the Mojito. It reminded me of the Speedy Gonzales joke.

Speedy to his girlfriend: You’re going to love this, didn’t you?

Well, I think I’ve solved it, why everything is sped up.

It’s the siesta, isn’t it? A couple of hours’ snooze each day and they spend the rest of it trying to catch up.


2 thoughts on “Why Spanish is spoken too quickly

  1. I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but the Journal of Romance Linguistics and Classical Studies has rejected your paper. The referees said the arguments were “interesting but insufficiently supported by empirical data”.

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