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Friday, April 28, 2006

Deploring the English, but only in English 


"The Star Spangled Banner" was written to commemorate a war against the English. Now, our President says that it should be sung in English.

Just sayin', is all. Who would want to hear "La Marseillaise" in any language other than French (MP3)?


5 Comments:

By Anonymous Niccolo, at Sat Apr 29, 04:14:00 AM:

. . . and just to complicate things further, the war was fought against an English king who was born and raised German, and never could be bothered to learn the English language.

And just to top it off, English was never declared the official language of the Several Sovereign States because the Congress repeatedly deadlocked between the advocates of English and German.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Sat Apr 29, 07:59:00 AM:

Excellent additional points!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Apr 29, 10:31:00 AM:

i am quite accustomed to hearing 'oh canada' sung in alternating english and french stanzas - at least at hockey games. perhaps the anglo canadians resent that, but i don't know.

marc - pittsburgh  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sat Apr 29, 04:03:00 PM:

Kind George III did actually speak English as his first language.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_III_of_Great_Britain

I love Wikipedia.  

By Anonymous davod, at Sun Apr 30, 03:37:00 PM:

Don't lets get silly about this.

They have changed the words!!!!!  

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