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I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!

2.3.08

Weird things in Venezuela and Nigeria

So Hugh Chavez wants Venezuelans to stop using so many English words. When did Chavez go so far around the bend? This is just an example of what happens when dictators become insecure and start freaking out about their power. Chavez is still popular in Venezuela, and more power to him and his subjects if they enjoy that, but to think they can stop English from being used just because it's the language of the imperialists is a bit silly. English, for better or for worse, has become an international language, and forcing people to stop using it just because you don't like George Bush is goofy.

Speaking of English, Nigerians speak an excellent variation. Some are worried that they will be handicapped because of the globalization of English, but I think using the word "jubilate" to mean "celebrate" is awesome. Keep it up, Nigerians!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Roger Green said...

Oh, you don't need a dictatorship to have govts wanting to ban English words. The French have been doing it for decades.

3/3/08 9:27 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I know, Roger, but the French are in a class by themselves when it comes to goofy stuff. It's just good to see someone else is taking up the challenge!

3/3/08 3:00 PM  

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