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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!! 
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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. ;)
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville