Sunday, December 09, 2007

Multicultural tower of babble

The Fort Worth Bureau onpasses this from Time (in screenshot form here, lest it be gone down unto and edited while we looketh the other way).
Sounds like the young fella in the story might be happier if only we returned to the days when the whole earth had one language and few words (I'm guessing English, but as Molly Ivins put it, maybe it makes more sense in the original German). Don't you hate to yank his chain -- assuming he's not just a cab driver borrowed from the foreign desk for the occasion -- by suggesting a bit of evidence for outsourcing this job to those New Zealand Indians?
...a heavily muscled young man with closely cropped hair began to shout about"open borders"as the issue"that will destroy this country ... You can't imagine the amount of anger your average European Christian American feels about the multicultural tower of Babel."

2 Comments:

Blogger Old Word Wolf said...

You need to get "tower of babble" over to the Eggcorn database; not sure a citation there will count as a publication for tenure track, tho.

4:20 PM, December 10, 2007  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Is it just me, or does the substitution of "European" for "white" make the phrase "European Christian American" seem disordered? "European American" (like African American or Italian American) seems like a linguistic unit.

5:42 AM, December 11, 2007  

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