Saturday, June 24, 2006

Touched a Nerve

   I casually mentioned that it "would be fun" to have someone call Bingo in Spanish. And WHAM a resident screamed at me, "WHY?"

   I touched a nerve, but what nerve? Are people so frightened by immigrants that merely mentioning their language evokes a scream?

7 comments:

bamawmn46 said...

That's the way it reads to me!
Jackie

mavarin said...

Gee.  That's upsetting. - K.

garnett109 said...

On the computer You type Translation in which you type in english and it translates in spanish. Have a great Day!

elleme2 said...

Gee.  The players might have to learn some Spanish if they wanted to win and that would be absolutely terrible, wouldn't it?  Downright un-American!

plieck30 said...

I think that would be fun to call bingo in spanish. I may not win though but I could try. Paula

herheadsnacloud said...

people are frightened by most things they don't understand...

mtrib2 said...

I think Spanish is a wonderful language.   Often we think everyone should speak English to us American Tourists when visiting a foreign country out of respect for our spending money there.     Any country deserves to have their language be the most important when living or visiting in that country.      A mention of a language alone should not rate a political rant.       mark