The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57719 Message #937367
Posted By: GUEST
21-Apr-03 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: American jokes
Subject: RE: BS: American jokes
I am an American, and the jokes are pretty funny, but if anything that has been made fun of that seriously needs to be corrected is the narrow-mindedness of Americans thinking that everyone in the world has must speak English. About a year ago there was a local letter sent in to editor and printed that basically said that the world must revolve around him. We live in Texas and there are a lot of bilingual people here (Spanish/English mostly) and apparently this man was in a grocery store and overheard two people speaking Spanish and he was offended by it. My father read the paper and he is bilingual (born and raised in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, first language Spanish). He and others started writing into the paper, so many in fact that a small section in the paper said to please stop sending letters....
More Americans should read jokes like these and open up their minds a little, its thinking like that that split us in our Civil War and in the 60's.