Monday, July 16, 2007

Seriously?

To your left you see a sign I saw driving to class today. I'm glad they made the sign bilingual because otherwise a Spanish speaking individual could've driven by, saw "Dentist" without the necessary translation and thought Dentist? I wonder whatever that could be? Perhaps it is a glorious ice cream parlor. Oh it does look divine! I shall bring my children to feast here tonight! I mean... seriously?

10 comments:

The friendly lion said...

lol! well atleast it gave you a reason for sarcasm ;) what would life be without it!

mezba said...

maybe it could have been a place for fixing car dents? you know.. on the 2nd floor...

Aisha said...

TFL- lol, yeah.... sarcasm gets stronger as exams roll closer :)

Mezba, LOL thanks for the laugh!!! :)

Anonymous said...

i think it's more so the people driving by would know it is a bilingual establishment...

Aisha said...

lol, was waiting for someone to say that.. um, yeah i know... its just what came to mind when i first drove by :)

Tee said...

ROFLMAO!!!

"Perhaps it is a glorious ice cream parlor."

OMG... I'm dying here. Thanks for the laugh.

Seriously, I see more and more things put into Spanish and it makes me angry. I know - that's weird that it makes me of all people angry. I speak Spanish and love cultures and would benefit having a job someday as a translator and all that - but I just don't think it's really helping someone.

First of all, this is giving people fish when we should be teaching them HOW TO fish.

Second - it's preferential.

We were at WalMart last week and there was a shampoo bottle COMPLETELY in Spanish - not a bilingual bottle - COMPLETELY Spanish. I held it up to Carlos and angrily asked, "What if a Chinese person wanted to buy this? HUH?!" ... He told me to quiet down and put it back. Hee hee...

But seriously - Every other culture that comes here is forced to learn English - I don't think letting the Hispanics have it easier is very fair.

hema said...

it does look a bit bizzarre, although i would agree it was more for the gesture than anything.
i'm just blog hopping at the moment, but i love this one. i'm going to come back to it. xx

Jane said...

In Madison Wisconsin there is a small restaurant, a greasy spoon as we say that has another sign below its name. The sign simply says "Eat". I always found that a bit insulting and therefore never ate there. I wonder what type of customer has to be told, at a restaurant, to "eat".

Baji said...

Ha-ha! Good one, Aisha.

Aisha said...

Tee, lol, well this person had other languages as well.... so it wasn't just Spanish. I dont know if I mind if the word was Dentist and then I dont know.... "XUZ" but DentistA... lol it was just one of those days I guess.

Hema, welcome and thanks for leaving ac omment :)

Jane! Baji! I've missed you both. I hope you're well.

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