Monday, May 22, 2006

Speak Easy

If we are really going to make English the "official" language of the USA, we should have the decency to give back any words and phrases that we co-opted from the languages of people who will have to learn to speak it. Tequila. Burrito. Hasta la vista, baby. Not just Spanish words, either -- pizza, umbrella, propaganda, fascist.

And if we're going to insist on English, it should be American(ized) English. Any punters dudes from Canada, England or the rest of the Commonwealth should be spell-checked thoroughly -- yo, Nigel: it's color, not colour, favor, not favour, and we pronounce it al-LU-mi-num, not al-you-MIN-yum. Wanqueros.

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