[thechat] What language is this?

Bob Davis bobd at members.evolt.org
Tue Jun 18 13:57:00 CDT 2002

At 12:21 AM +0530 6/19/02, Madhu Menon wrote:
>At 12:12 AM 6/19/2002, aardvark wrote:
>>This man is similar the arbitrator of Italy-Korea tremendously.
>>according to http://babelfish.altavista.com/...
>Aren't you of Italian origin, Adrian? Do you not speak Italian?

I don't know Aard's answer to this, but just for the record I thought
I'd chime in.

It's pretty common in the US for folks of any particular ancestry to
not speak a lick of the language their great grandfather's spoke. I,
for instance, am of Irish and Italian ancestry and I don't speak any

My Italian (not learned until college) is pretty much limited to
getting served a meal in a restaurant, getting very drunk or getting
my face slapped.

Usually in that order.....

I love Italy.

bob davis
bobd at members.evolt.org

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