What Fresh Hell Is This?

May 23, 2010

Nope, no racism here

Not a whiff.

(h/t to Sherry @ After the Bridge)


Mike said...

Which Springfield?

I wonder what would this bozo think about one family speaking Chinese, and another family speaking Russian I saw at the McIntyre Giant Eagle this morning. Are they illegals as well?

Maria said...

Springfield, TN according to the person who posted it on YouTube.

Brant said...

That alderman is a douche nozzle, but is it really necessary for the reporter to pronounce the Hispanic lady's name with such a heavy accent that it's almost unintelligible. Even the network anchors do it. Hearing them say "Nicaragua" makes me think they're drunk or having a stroke.

Maria said...


I did notice when reporters started pronouncing Spanish names/words with proper accents -- it was exactly around the time that you started seeing Latinos as reporters on the TV news and they gave their byline at the end of a report.

In other words, they pronounced their own names properly.


It doesn't bug me in the least, but that's probably because I have a last name which many folks don't even try to pronounce. Can't tell you the number of times I've been, say, at a doctor's office or had someone call me and the conversation went like this:

Maria Luuuu... (drawn out "u" or a pause as they wait for me to step in).

I don't expect them to know that "cc" in Italian is pronouced as "ch" in English, but, yeah, it's surprisingly gratifying when they get it right. :-D

By the way, nice blog you have there. We'll have to blogroll you.

Maria said...

Done. (Under PA blogs)

Rick said...

This is from 2006?


Ol' Froth said...

Next thing you know...taco joints! Its all part of the plan!

Brant said...

Thanks for the linkage, Maria. Your blog is one of the highlights of my morning routine. I don't know if that means I have a boring life, but I love the blog. ;-)