Tuesday, December 23, 2008

DOMINANT CULTURE (2)

Living in the heart of a big town means that when you go to the grocery store, you can observe a great many inter-national couples fussing over the veggies.

I cannot fail but notice that I always hear one of them speak American English with a Spanish, German, Italian, French, Romanian, Arabic, Swahili, or Chinese accent.

That is: Never do I hear Spanish, German, Italian, French, Romanian, Arabic, Swahili, or Chinese spoken with an American-English accent.

Which as an observation is so trite that it doesn't even bear mentioning.

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