Thank you for your input. I really do believe that the word she heard, bobosa = slug is the problem word. And yes, calling someone a snail and comparing their speed to one is very different, excellent point. This friend does not speak fluent Spanish and did not grow up in Mexico. She was exposed to family that spoke Spanish but never learned it herself... so, I always question what she tells me....because she is not a native, nor speaks the language fluently. I try not to insult her about it......but I simply cannot afford to be told this and that unless it is correct. (she disagrees with learning spanish from a course, can't be done she says) I think this makes her super critical of what I'm learning. She feels a lot of it is wrong, not really used, etc. I absolutely need to find a Spanish speaker here in my town. My idea is to approach the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce here. Possibly they have an elderly person who could use help with shopping or something... we could speak Spanish while we are at it.
I do love Rocket Spanish. I find it much easier for my entry level. And the conversations are instantly useful for travelling.
this is off the topic but kinda funny. I have two Australian Shepherds. Extremely smart dogs. My one dog earned his agility title in one year...I digress, anyway, I am walking around the yard listening to my tapes, dogs and cats following me like the pied piper, I am repeating the sentences from the tapes and my dogs are bewildered. They sit, lay down, stay, wag their tails, cock their heads.... Too funny. They have no idea what to do with this different sounding language. They think I am talking to them...but are baffled by the different sounds I am making.