The absolute winner in the “Spanish is a defective version of English” competition at NEMLA is the following statement attributed to one speaker today:
“Indian rectum is mocha.”
The runner-up goes to “Allah Allah oh Allah everywhere in Arizona.”
Thank God in heaven, I gave my talk in English, so nobody can accuse me of anything. I did speak in Spanish during the Q&A, though, so I’m somewhat concerned.
To say that I’m angry is a serious understatement. I’m absolutely livid. To be told, at a modern languages conference, that our languages aren’t real languages if they are not English is just the limit. I hate these inclusively diverse and structurally fragile bastards with every fiber of my being.
I will try to organize a letter of protest about this.