Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Say Potato....

Arizona superintendent Tom Horne wants you to be clear that he is not targeting the Spanish accents of school teachers, only their "faulty English".  He then proceeds to tell CNN:

We're not going after any accents, including Spanish accents.  It has to be faulty English.  If students are being taught English, and they're going to refer to a "comma" as a "COH-ma", people are going to misunderstand them.


Well, I guess once he's gotten everything shipshape in Arizona, we should send him off to places like Dorchester or Fargo or Birmingham or Staten Island or New Orleans, where you don't even have to be foreign-born to be incomprehensible.

[Hat tip:  Think Progress; image via]