Years ago in Cannes I met a young Swiss guy, maybe in his early 20's, who spoke German. Italian, French, English, and Japanese, seemingly fluently, to a group of people with those languages as their native tongues.
He carried on simultaneous conversations with two or three at once, switching easily from one language to another. I believe he said he spoke seven languages fluently, and some others not so well.
His English was certainly excellent, and his French seemed good to me with my knowledge of it at the time.
So I was part-prepared to believe Spider. That is, apart from his inferring he went back to the NE for a holiday.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956
Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!