I read and write Spanish mejor que I speak Español. Long ago, I dated a lovely woman originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. I tried to impress her with unas palabras. Her contacts bothered her because she teared up from laughing so intensely. I feared I’d take her to the hospital for chest pains.
Thus, it’s a huge vote of confidence for those with mala pronunciación to listen to New York Mayor Bloomberg (“El Bloombito”) tackle a Spanish announcement about Hurricane Sandy. You can almost hear the “jajaja”s from across the border. Actually, if you have Facebook friends from Mexico, you can see the “jajaja”s on your screen. El Bloombito could put any Guadalajaran into the sick ward.
Escuchar por ti mismo en http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4elQMkJ1PM