I overheard some friends talkin' tonight about how they wanted to learn to speak Arabic. WOW! That's impressive. I don't think it's for me. I've never been good with the whole phonetic sound of "hack a loogie" at the end of each word. No friends, my goals are much less lofty. I would just like for someone to tutor me in the fine art of compass-speak, and THEN in the fine art of man-speak. So my man can you know, actually hear, understand, and retain, THE WORDS THAT ARE COMIN’ OUTTA MY MOUTH!! At least once a day we seem to have the "we've already talked about this," "No we haven't," conversation. After listening to what MANY of my friends have to say, I don't think it's isolated my my spouse. I believe the entire race of males suffer from this malady. I may be wrong. If your man hears, understands, and can recall everything you tell him, or even most of what you tell him, then my friend you may have the illusive Manicorn. Much more rare even than his equally mythical friend, the unicorn.
I'm sure they feel the same way about us. Mine has every right to. I can hear him, and understand him, I just can't remember what he said by the time he finishes the sentence.
In closing I will leave a note in Arabic, in case either of the bi-lingual hopefuls are reading along: "ḥawwāmtī mumtilah biānqalaysūn" Translation: "My hovercraft is full of eels." Now go, practice! Don't forget the hacking sound.