The Altavista Journal – Lynda Pinto-Torres
Vaughn Smith, a carpet cleaner in the D.C. area, speaks at least 37 languages…so far. This well exceeds the 11 necessary to qualify as a hyperpolyglot. He’s intrigued by accents he hears and people he meets who speak a language he doesn’t know. On his own, he studies these languages. Unlike most people, he learns them effortlessly.