Monday, January 29, 2007

¡Viva La Reconquista!

Mark Steyn asks a rhetorical question:

Nobody’s anti-accents - well, okay, some folks are; I get a few complaints about mine). But people are concerned about the language the accent is speaking. If that’s not an issue, how come (to take an example sitting on my desk) the Post Office prints Priority Mail envelopes in English and Spanish?
This is utterly baffling. I've never seen Priority Mail envelopes printed in English and Spanish, and I'd be astonished if they existed. Last time I checked, Global Priority Mail envelopes weren't bilingual either, so I don't think he's confusing the two services.

In any case, Steyn needs to improve the quality of his anti-immigrant alarmism. Over at WND, they're accusing immigrants of spreading Morgellons disease, and have even gone so far as to post pictures of the fibrous material allegedly exuded by victims of this dubious ailment. If you're going to rely on apocrypha to stir up anti-immigrant outrage, you'll get a lot more mileage from a terrifying new disease than from bilingual envelopes.

Learn from the pros, Mark!


roger said...

no spanish mail? and you're in an upper corner of aztlan.

Interrobang said...

All our envelopes are bilingual...


Phila said...

All our envelopes are bilingual...


Good for you. But down here, we still believe in freedom.