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IS OUR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN LEARNING?

IS OUR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN LEARNING?

When the president was asked at a Rose Garden question-and-answer session whether the anthem should be sung in Spanish, he replied: “I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English.”
He made his remarks on the matters during a wide-ranging briefing with reporters.
“I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English,” Bush said.

It’s like the pot calling the kettle’s pie higher.

9 Responses to “IS OUR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN LEARNING?”

  1. toby Says:

    Ought is like Aint.. too much lost out. If we’re going to call jive ebonics, ought we also have a catchy name for the slaughter being commenced on the english language by the good southern folk?

  2. Gib Says:

    Reckon so.

  3. Pearatty Says:

    I think the National Anthem should be sung. Period. I think the more people singing it, the better. If they want to sing it in pig latin, so what, as long as it’s sincerely done and not making fun of it?

  4. dawn summers Says:

    has anything done in pig latin ever been done sincerely?

  5. Pearatty Says:

    i-ay on’t-day ow-nay.

  6. Ari Says:

    I didn’t know you could make a pie in a kettle – I learn something new every time I click over here.

  7. dawn summers Says:

    that’s why you should click on over every few minutes or so.

  8. Yaron Says:

    Off-topic, but up until about 100 years ago, “ain’t I” was considered correct English. see here. Just dropping some knowledge.

  9. Jason Says:

    If we’re going to call jive ebonics, ought we also have a catchy name for the slaughter being commenced on the english language by the good southern folk?

    Phonecks? Phorednics?

    Personally, I’m for keeping the national anthem all-english, all the time. I think the spanish version would make good target practice for a thirty-‘ought’-six.

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