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?
Springfield, TN according to the person who posted it on YouTube.
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.
Brant,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. :-DBy the way, nice blog you have there. We'll have to blogroll you.
Done. (Under PA blogs)
This is from 2006?.
Next thing you know...taco joints! Its all part of the plan!
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. ;-)
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