4.06.2010

Teabonics

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Image via Zack Peabody and others from Facebook
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What do you want to bet that hizzoner, of Crestwood, Illinois, is not a progressive democrat? And what do you want to bet that his grandparents spoke, um, well not English? More ridiculosity, with captions, here.

17 comments:

Cynthia said...

Bwahahaha! You probably won't get anyone betting against you. Good one!

matthew said...

Notice anything unusual about the sign?

The p is missing in exceptions.

Joanne Mattera said...

Matthew,

Copy and paste this link in your browser: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/galleries/teabonics_the_flawed_language_of_protest/teabonics_the_flawed_language_of_protest.html

matthew said...

Thanks Joanne! I scratch my head in wonder.

Debra Ramsay said...

the sign says it all...

Nancy Natale said...

I like "teabonics". I'm sure there are more instances prolimmerating.

WILLIAM CHESAPEAKE said...

He's probably using the P for a brain that's why it's not on the sign.

Chris Rywalt said...

William, I rarely laugh out loud at the Internet, but your comment made me do it.

Lady Xoc said...

I'm cracking up over here, except for that sinking feeling that there are a lot more of them than we think. Thanks for the post and the link.

Joanne Mattera said...

Chris,
You meant "laghuh," did'nt you?

Chris Rywalt said...

Hey, I speak plain English just like Jesus did!

Julie Caves said...

Interrupting my laughter is the sinking feeling I get when I remember that these people are serious. And THEY vote.

Larry said...

Joanne: "And what do you want to bet that his grandparents spoke, um, well not English?"

I can't speak about his grandparents, but mine, who immigrated to these shores from Poland and the Baltics in the early 20th century, most certainly did learn English. They were the kinds of immigrants described in Leo Rosten's "The Education of Hyman Kaplan," who studied English in night school after long hours of work because they felt it was their obligation as part of becoming American citizens. The English of my grandparents, great-uncles, and great-aunts was far from perfect, but it was inconceivable to them that they should not learn the language of their adopted country. I would do the same if I ever moved to some improbable place like Hungary or Outer Mongolia.

Joanne Mattera said...

Like you, Larry, I would also learn the language of the country into which I immigrated. I also try to learn some of the language of the countires I visit when I travel.

So I'm all for people learning the language of the country in which they live. But pressing for English only is aggressively anti-immigrant. A multicultural and multilingual society is so much richer.

Leiflet said...

Love it. And fear it, as well. Thanks, Joanne.

susan mcdowell said...

so funey! i rilly lyked it! thnx. :)

Anonymous said...

*sigh*

It is Crestwood afterall...

I'm guessing the Mayor has been drinking the local water...

http://contaminatednation.blogspot.com/2009/04/drinking-water-contamination-in.html