I spent the early morning hours doing some design sketches for the next theater set I’m working on and watching FOX news with one eyeball.
A commercial for something called the “Amigo Course” just came on and I'm forced to ask…
"Why the heck should I buy some language class named “Amigo Course” that purports to teach me, a native American and English speaker for a little over 45 years, to speak Spanish by reading words that have been re-spelled so that they read in English like they are pronounced in Spanish?"
Am I missing something here or WHAT?
If this method of language instruction is truly effective, and IF anyone needs to learn anything regarding linguistic skills in this country, THEN I want to come out with my own language class called the “Friend Course” that would teach all of the
After all, it is still the United States of America, not Mexico North right now, isn’t it?
Well...I'm waiting for you to answer...
If I developed such a course, here’s an example of some of the curriculum:
Deodorant = Deodorant
Clean = Clean
Sanitary = Sanitary
Fresh Towels = Fresh Towels
Extra Soap = Extra Soap
No Room Service Needed = No Room Service Needed
Mop = Mop
Broom = Broom
Lawn Mower = Lawn Mower
Go back home = Go back home
Get out = Get the #@&%* out
Stay Out = Stay the %$&*#@ Out
I don't know for sure, but it seems to me that we're all being forced to bend over backwards (or sometimes forwards, grabbing the ankles) for the accommodation and benefit of the masses of our south of the border friends when in reality it should be the invaders that are doing the learning.
For me personally, it makes my head explode when I have to search the box or the instructions contained therein to find the English language description of what I am buying or trying to put together after I get home.
I've got to go now and do some more drawings, thinking about this makes my head hurt...