Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spanish is no longer foreign in Iowa

Iowa Public Radio made it official a few days ago, during a lunchtime call-in show about how Iowa schools no longer teach "foreign languages" — you know, foreign languages, like German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian or, and I'm quoting here, "or...(gulp) know...Spanish...."

Apparently, Spanish tisn't all that furrin anymore because it's SPOKEN IN IOWA, as in, we're now a bilingual state (like California), a distinction which makes Spanish the elephant in the room.

Even transmitted through the distancing medium of radio, you could smell the fear.

I dunno. I watch Univision now and then (mostly futbol and Sabado Gigante, which frankly, is better than a lot of the crap that passes for anglotainment these days.



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