Creating the verbal identity of a nation
In amongst his other hobbies, Benjamin Franklin taught himself French, Latin, Spanish and Italian (admittedly, the easy languages.)
He considered himself foremost a printer, was also a postmaster, satirist, scientist and of course was one of the five authors of The Declaration of Independence.
How did he do it?
From his autobiography, he published this:
All I can say is, Yeah. But did he ever Tweet?
ps thanks to Josh for finding this.