Art of Eloquence Blog — Culture RSS

Do you speak Spanish?

This week’s question of the Week: Do you speak Spanish? This Thursday’s Talk Talk Show on the Communication Comedy Network is about the communication differences in the Spanish culture and language.   My special guest this week is Michelle Rothwell of Dora and Diego Homeschool Spanish.  She and I will discuss the cultural and language differences of those who speak Spanish and why learning Spanish can be exceptionally helpful today! My dh was born in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish.  He also speaks a little French and Italian.  He says there are some distinct difference in the Mexican culture and the language and I'll be sharing some of his insights.  Michelle and I will be having some fun with some...

Continue reading →

I Love Lucy: English Pronunciation

This is one of my favorite episodes of I Love Lucy.  Since this Thursday's Grace Talk Soup is on the cultural differences in communication, I thought it'd be fun to post this segment of I Love Lucy where Lucy is trying to convince Ricky that his Cuban accent doesn't afford him the ability to speak "Correct English".  I especially love the part where he can't figure out how to pronounce the different English words that all end in "ough". English is a funny language and even Americans have a "tough" time of it!  Or is that a "too" time of it?  LOL Do you have a funny cultural communication story you'd like to share?  Come on the show on Thursday...

Continue reading →