Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:01 pm #1690209
Sooty25 wrote: It is no big deal that she is fluent!.
Quite correct Sooty .
In my dafter younger years , I had quite a strong connection with Sweden [ ] . In fact my first visit there was in 1972 in an SAS DC-8 .
They learn English there from a very young age and are as keen as mustard to do so because it looks cool if you can sing along to UK/US bands , watch English speaking telly without sub-titles and if you take up ANY sort of career , you will need English.
As a matter of fact , if you can't speak it , you're seen as a bit of a 'dumskalle' amongst your peers.
So Greta is no exception on that front .
I knew virtually nothing of her until she was on R4 a few days back . I formed an opinion then and nothing I have seen or heard since has changed that . Quite the opposite in fact !
It would be interesting if a certain Mr J. Paxman was to interview her . Just how long it would take before he fixed that frightening 'Paxman sideways glare' on her and said :
"Now Greta , can I have some hard facts and figures please , not just cliché's" .