Sitting here in an apartment in the village on a couch that previously spent some time chilling on a street corner, still in my shabbos clothes, with miles to go before I sleep…A friend is here visiting from the holy land, she made aliyah a couple of years ago and she’s having trouble remembering her English. I think she’s losing her language skills though. Recently there was a whole discussion about fluency in foreign languages. I don’t remember who introduced this to me, but apparently, you’re fluent once you can translate the following sentence:
“Licking doorknobs is illegal in outer space.”
I can say that in English, and Pig Latin. Hebrew? I don’t think so, yet. IY”H by me.