It sounds like B vs P with Arabic-speakers. And yours truely with like fifty freaking sounds in French that don't quiiite exist in my native language.
@MissElaney: Reminds me of some native speakers I had in a writing class. They were there partly for the A, partly because they only spoke Spanish and wanted to pick up some writing practice.
But I feel that -- I would regularly fail/wind up in remedial grammar classes for my native language, not because of usage mistakes or not being able to speak the textbook form (I can) but because I couldn't for the life of me remember what a dangling participle and whatnot was.
Uso algebra basica todo el tiempo en mi trabajo. Y un vida sin conocimiento de la historia es como las historias scifi cuando la personaje se despiertó sin sus memorias. Tambien, tuve profesores asombrosos de español.
Which, uh, answers your question re: my target langauge. It's fairly common where I live and similiar to my native language. Arabic is pretty common here too, but lol NO, too hard for me. I'm always blown away by my readers and commenters who can write so fluently in a second or third language.
I'm a cheating McCheaterson who cheats, given this is basically a panel from the comic, but Yana a few years before the comic stopping her toddler little bro from eating chicken droppings counts as babysitting unruly kid(s), right?
At the risk of being Needlessly Pedantic on the Internet, I've got a gas stove (so I use matches a lot) and I can def hear the little fwoosh from the match in a quiet room. Dunno if that's useful for comics, though.