kitchen table math, the sequel: Latin vs Spanish

Friday, October 31, 2008

Latin vs Spanish

Please tell Juan to recycle the plastic.

or

The centurion bravely slaughtered the barbarian.

choose one

Well....we may laugh (ha ha!) but, judging by events unfolding here in my own leafy suburb, twenty-five years from now we'll look back fondly on the days of Please tell Juan to recycle.

Twenty-five years from now schools will be teaching the critical languages and nothing but.

4 comments:

lefty said...

If you prefer grammar over group work and glitter, pick Latin!

Catherine Johnson said...

I wonder how many Spanish menus are the children of America make this school year.

Barry Garelick said...

The Spanish I learned was non-indoctrinational: Pablo esta bien pero Luisa tiene catarro. Oh, que lastime! Lo siento. Ojala que se majore pronto!

concernedCTparent said...

Twenty-five years from now schools will be teaching the critical languages and nothing but.

Hey! Maybe that'll mean I can raise my rates. If Spanish interpreter/translators become rare due to the big push for critical languages such as Urdu, that could be a really good thing for a non-critical language speaker.