Xeni Jardin at 4:02 pm Wed, Jun 24, 2009
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Yep, i hate the summertime. Too many turrists, with their sandals, cameras and sunburns.
if a person who speaks two languages is bilingual, and a person who speaks three, trilingual, what do you call someone who only speaks one language?
This is proof that the Right Wing was correct: Obama clearly is a secret Muslin.
also, i got this tweet yesterday, and i thought it was cool. the best part (to me) is that faux news is probably FREAKING OUT about it.
“American”. Which was never anything to be proud of and has now changed.
language is power. Anyone who keeps the tribe from learning new words is an enemy of the tribe.
Takuan: “American”. Which was never anything to be proud of and has now changed.
If I was wearing a hat,…I would stand and doff it. Well played sir, well played.
President Obama’s Remarks on Iran at his Press Conference, with Persian Translation [Link]
That’s only what it appears to say. Really this is Obama’s secret code for controlling the unrest in Iran.
Don’t mind, America doesn’t have an official language.
Wonderful. = )
MJD, holy crap that was funny.
#4 Heard the same joke many years ago where the punchline was “Australian”.
As is often remarked, our two countries do indeed have a “special relationship”, like hillbilly cousins.
I suppose it’s an improvement. Bush would just type slower in all-caps.
When I clicked on that yesterday OpenDNS blocked it saying it was a phishing site.
@#2 “Obama clearly is a secret Muslin.”
Are you saying our President is made of various sturdy cotton fabrics of plain weave, used especially for sheets.*
*See Muslin Definition: http://www.answers.com/muslin
That might be the single best use of Twitter by a non-nerd source ever.
@#11: Yeah. Do you know where muslins originated? The Middle East. Do you know what is also from the the Middle East? Turrrism. They must be connected.
(Sarcasm, obviously, folks.)
Joke that may be attributable to Bill Cosby:
Europeans are smart: they all learn multiple languages so they can talk to each other.
Americans are smart: they all learn the same language so they can talk to each other.
#12: Actually, turrism has been around since ancient Rome.
Really, really brilliant. Let’s wait to see whether it gets retweeted by Iranians.
Did whoever transcribe that speech (in English) editorialize?
In 2009, no iron fist is strong enough to shut off the world from bearing witness to peaceful protests [sic] of justice.
Why the “sic?” Is it saying that the president is wrong — that the protests aren’t “peaceful,” or that they aren’t actually “protests?”
While anyone can argue with what was said, it seems a little bit odd for the typist to be doing so…
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