Then I listened to Gallagher speak while he wasn't performing and my brain installed a grenade pin and pulled it repeatedly until thoughts oozed out like volcanic lava burning straw huts in Hawaii. Hearing him talk was humbling, thought provocative, and literally logical.
He sorta says English makes no sense, and he's more than sorta right. I was told years ago that English is the hardest language to learn because we have 900 words for everything. English words have multiple meanings. English words when spelled and pronounced the way they're spelt can mean different things. Gallagher is right. English is literally the worst language ever.
But we all speak it. We all complain about prensar dos tu habla Espanol. We loathe border jumpers. We want fences higher than my wall of resilience. And if we think about it for two second, and have half a brain, we realize that more people would speak English if it made any darn sense at all.
Spanish people have one word for most things. English speaking people have 90 words for each thing and depending on the thing, the spelling is pronounced based upon the item we talk about. How stupid is that? How can you expect Rosetta Stone to teach people English when it's rules and spellings are beyond the spectrum?
Listen to this brief Gallagher clip from YouTube...
Agree with me yet?
4 years of Spanish taught me the equivalent of nothing. But 2:41 with Gallagher opens your mind.
A Gallagher quote from 1981 says "why is there so much unemployment when there's so much work to do?"
I'm still swimming in the thought of how messed up English is and how brainwashed we all are fighting about it and trying to get other languages out of the country.
What if Spanish was better? Even though everyone speaking it sounds drunk or mad, but what if?
To keep you going, here's video clips of Gallagher smashing things and being super intelligent. He didn't even need to smash anything, his words were entertaining enough. Just pure awesomeness.
And of course, black Gallagher by the infamous Dave Chappelle.