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Offline Understudy

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Do you speak Canadian?
« on: February 17, 2007, 07:42:28 PM »
Once again the education system has failed our children and as adults the intelligence gap is even more pronounced.

I am watching this train wreck of a TV show:
http://www.bravotv.com/Real_Housewives_2

A show that personifies the overt materilistic values of society. Diamonds are more important than brains.

In this recent episode the adult mother (over 40) asks the son's girlfriend, who is canadian, "Do you speak Canadian?"

Now I understand that Quebec has made it's main language French. However I don't recall the french language being refered to as speaking canadian. The girlfriend is from Ontario.

I want to aplogize for the programing on TV in the US, the ignorance of it's citizens, and the failure of the education system. Please don't hold it against us when our students refer to Canada as the 51st state.

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Brendhan
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Re: Do you speak Canadian?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 11:26:40 PM »
the Canadians probably don't mind.  an awful lot of our production companies are doing shows in Canada.  they don't care if we are stupid as long as we are willing to spend our money up there!! 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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:rainbowflower:  Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.   :rainbowflower:

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Re: Do you speak Canadian?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007, 12:00:58 AM »
no...but as with everything else, if it comes from the UN, it's going to be wrong, a lie, anti-American (west), looking for money, corrupt.....you see where i'm going with this. ;)
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville