I am going to let you in in a little secret: It was with a Mad Magazine that I started my trip into the English Language and to be specific the issue of June 1973.
The cover got my attention and I bought it with my book fund. Dad would issue me a monthly small stipend for books and reading material and he was not happy when I brought this home since I was never into comics.
With the use of a small English/Spanish paperback dictionary, it took me some days to go through the magazine an still did not understand a lot of it… no shit. I got a better dictionary with slang terms and then I started to get into the twisted humor of the magazine and was a fan for many years.
As it happens with many things, I eventually lost interest in the magazine, but that does not mean I am not sad to see it close. And just before I wrote this post, I went online, found a decent copy of that issue and bought it.
What can I tell you? I am a bit sentimental.