Originally posted by mwmillerI guess he wanted to show people he HAD a serious side also. It was his 80th birthday bash.
Here's another one.
A little standup comedy to start it off, but just serious playing after that. I enjoyed this, but the first time I watched I kept waiting for him to start in with his clowning around while playing. But he just played it through without any fooling around.
I have always enjoyed his sense of humor.
Originally posted by scacchipazzoRemember his 'inflationary english' bit? Add one to what you are saying: She had three of the most beautiful eyes I ever saw" or As I was one and a half way through the door I saw her in the hallway".....
Absolutely lovely! The man was a genius. So witty, astute and brilliant! I shall never forget him and regret I never got to see him live!
Originally posted by scacchipazzoMaybe, but when I listen to Swedish actors speak Swedish - living in US for a long time - they hesitate, search for words and do not always place the words in the right order. You lose the spontaneity in a language when you don't use it often.
He was one of a kind indeed! Compared to today's comic talent he was a giant of his trade. I wonder if he was wittier still in his native Danish. Must have been although his English was impeccable. I could watch his videos all night.
Originally posted by scacchipazzoWhat is your native language? I am boringly monolingual🙂 I can count to ten in Thai though...
Perhaps so, but a genius like Borge has to have maintained his Danish at a very high level. I am bilingual and strive mightily to maintain my mother tongue impeccable and at the risk of sounding like I'm tooting my own horn I get compliments frequently because of it. I am also working on a third language but making slow progress as I am teaching myself ...[text shortened]... Romagnolo, at its core Italian, but admixed with likely ancient Gaulish of some sort or other.
Originally posted by scacchipazzoWhere do you live now?
My native tongue is Spanish. I learned English in KG, left the US, came back in third grade, stayed through sixth grade then rest of my education was in Spanish. I had to labor mightily to not lose my English skills and maintain them at an educated level. I am teaching myself Italian with very slow steps, understand a smattering of German and can read reasonably well in Latin, although I don't speak Latin. Nothing wrong with monolinguality.