|The Ghost of Paley
Joined: Oct. 2005
Cantonese. China is amazing. And BIG
And polluted. And noisy. And they hassle americans about Visas. And have a police state.
Oh, I don't deny any of this. And I don't blame you guys for misinterpreting my post; I'm sometimes too cute for my own good. My goal is not to move to these countries (although Japan sounds rather nice, actually). I just want to learn the languages of our future overlords. Don't laugh, America; China's already got us by the nads economically, and don't kid yourself about who's going to blink when the confrontation arrives. And Europe? They'll have a hard enough time keeping their cities intact to pose much of a counterthreat (why oh why do our guests torch our cities? We've given them free medical care, housing, education, and freedom in speech, politics, religion, association....I know! We're Bad, Bad, Racists! More appeasement will turn the trick! And a few more speech codes while we're at it (to be applied only to whitey, of course)! It'll work this time for sure! Friends, Romans, countrymen - lend me your wallets!)
I personally think Mandarin's the most practical choice; maybe we need to run a poll......
Dey can't 'andle my riddim.