Memorable transport from The Past:
Early History recorded in the Book of Genesis tells of people wanting to get to heaven, sooo they decided to build a tower to heaven. Let me suggest, I know better, but let’s say every one spoke English.
The Creator was upset, SO HE messed with their language. They had to stop building because someone was supposed to cut the blocks ½ cubic and they came out 1 cubic, etc... They could not understand each other.
Therefore there are close to 7,000 languages. One language, Busuu, is a language that only 8 people can still speak. I am writing this because someone from Cambodia commented here. I know it is someone wanting me to read their blog, so I TRIED. This is a small clip. I can see 8 words in English. (could not get translate to work)
តាម Guardian ក្លឹប Everton គ្រោងនឹងធ្វើការព្យាយាមជាលើកទីបីដើម្បីចុះហត្ថលេខាលើខ្សែការពារ Nathan Patterson របស់ Rangers ដែល Aston Villa ចាប់អារម្មណ៍ផងដែរ។ ជាការប្រសើរណាស់ Everton បានធ្វើការដេញថ្លៃ
I am asking myself what must an Arabic keyboard look like? Well (this one translates, maybe):
(Now, how do I type jack?)
So now if those foolish folks hadn’t messed up stuff and started the metric system ;-) over the standard system we would not have to teach a ‘foreign’ language Like Irish or Southern English or even French. (We could have still have those lovely accents)
I blame Sherry that I cannot speak French, she sat in front of me in that class and kept me distracted. Then I tried the tapes that teach Spanish, and I was lost after I learned to count to veinte uno (21) I think. Learning a language is tough. I hear English is the toughest.
I do respect folks who are Bilingual. They amaze me.
I do think anyone living in the USA should learn the English language. I do not expect them to become fluent in the English language, most of us here are not. I do not like getting things from Medicare or my bank in two or three languages. I think it causes those not familiar with English to be less likely to speak it. I know, I know that is a narrow minded approach.
Let me tell you how you can appreciate bilingual people.... Be driving in the back roads in France and go into a store for a snack and have a problem being understood. Then some sweet customer lady asks, “Sir I lived in London for a few years, may I help?” AHHHHH such a relief.
Or in Mexico when Sherry and I tried to order lunch, TOUGH…… My sweet dentist happens to enter the café, sees our situation and orders for us.
Yep at those types of moments is when it is YOU, then you can appreciate the problems with someone new and legally in the USA, trying to get by.
PS: I am not a historian nor Bible Scholar so I write opinions not proven facts...... (Clarifier) ;-)