A friend of mine passed along a list of the 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of 2010.
One of them, No. 4, was in Spanish: "Te quiero mucho mi amor."
That means "I love you so much my love."
And the author was to my surprise pop boy wonder Justin Bieber.
El Bieber? Bilingual?
But his was the only Top 10 Tweet in Spanish.
And that, I'd say, is chido or cool.
In fact, El Bieber, (that's what I've dubbed him), also was the subject of two other Top 10 Tweets.
From Rihanna: "Justin Bieber just flashed me his abs in the middle of a restaurant! Wow! He actually had a lil 6 pack! Sexy, lol! #Beliebersplzdontkillme."
From Joe Jonas: "I cry because I love Justin Bieber!!!"
I never thought I'd follow El Bieber. I don't follow his music. Es muy joven para mi.
But in case he says anything else in Spanish I signed up to follow his Tweets.
At a time when many politicians and pundits are villainizing Latinos and immigrants, I think it's important to support bilingualism in the new year.
So Feliz Año Nuevo y los quiero mucho.