No spikka de Eeenglish

(What? No, the reader is always expected to add their own *rimshot*)
Cultural ref


  1. OldFert
    Posted September 15, 2018 at 1:18 pm |

    A few years ago we visited Galveston, Texas. Hadn’t had a Church’s chicken for a while, so went looking for one, got the directions and pulled up to order.
    The order-taker spoke no language I recognized. Wasn’t English, wasn’t Spanish, wasn’t Russian or Vietnamese or Japanese or Korean or Chinese or French or German or Italian. I figure he was a twin and was speaking in that odd language twins share with each other.

    (Note: I don’t speak all those language, but I normally can figure out which one is being spoken at me.)

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 15, 2018 at 2:32 pm |

    The article made a boo-boo referring to “….the record levels of immigration into the United States.”
    Wrong word. It’s not “immigration”; it’s INVASION.

  3. DougM (μολὼν λαβέ)
    Posted September 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm |

    ^ I don’t see this case as immigrant vs invader but as simple cultural insularity or individual jackassedness.
    Heck, I engage in it all the time by expecting Americans to speak Englishy.

    Mainly, I went for the Starbucks joke.

    But, yeah…
    An immigrant comes to be one of us.
    An invader comes to make us one of them.

  4. MikeAZ
    Posted September 16, 2018 at 4:06 am |

    My thought: with all the wide variety of culturally based food possibilities in Florida (personally, I’m thinking Cuban or Jamaican,) why in hell would you be wanting Taco Bell?

  5. DougM (μολὼν λαβέ)
    Posted September 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm |

    ^ It’s the future.