-Among our new friends here in Florida is a man named Kevin. Kevin has a distinctive southern accent and a friendly, easy going personality to go with it. One evening, Trooper said to Jonathan and me, "Mr. Kevin doesn't speak English."
For whatever reason, Trooper has a hard time getting his languages straight, and often will call other languages English, or say that we speak Spanish. I said, "Yes, he speaks English, and so do we."
"No, he doesn't speak English. He speaks Farmer."
-More recently, Trooper has developed an obsession with naming vehicles. For example, "That's a Lincoln, that's a Dodge, that's a Yukon, that's a Chrysler…" And so on. The other day, he said, "That's a Cadillac! Look, it's the same one I saw the other day!"
I asked, "Is it the exact same car, or just very similar to it?"
"It's similar," he said. "That Cadillac is related to the Cadillac in our neighborhood."