January 23, 2007

No espik inglis my fren!

Your Linguistic Profile:
50% General American English
30% Yankee
15% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Too bad they didn't quiz me on how much spanglish I use. The American English dialect itself is a mash-up of words taken from Spanish, German, French, Latin, and other weird languages. Shit, even Spanish has words that came from English like "parqueo" meaning parking lot instead of saying "estacionamiento", both the same thing, "parqueo" has fewer syllables and it rolls off the tongue better. In all languages we tend to borrow from another if they can get our ideas out with minimal effort.

So when those racist Republicans cry about forcing English on immigrants just remind them that English 'aint as pure as the white man paint it to be. Just live and let live, preserve liberty and the rest 'gone sort itself out.



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