Stuff White People Like ~ #78 Multilingual Children

This site is too funny, it went viral over the last few months and has racked up 17.5 million hits.  last week he finally put up some ads… umm ya, $2500 a day sounds ok

and why is this stuff so funny? because it is sooo true! Je parle mal français, mais mes enfants seront parlant le français et l’espagnol.

Stuff White People Like

All white people want their children to speak another language. There are no exceptions. They dream about the children drifting in between French and English sentences as they bustle about the kitchen while they read the New York Times and listen to Jazz.

As white people age, they start to feel more and more angry with their parents for raising them in a monolingual home. At some point in their lives, most white people attempt to learn a second language and are generally unable to get past ordering in a restaurant or over-pronouncing a few key words. This failure is not attributed to their lack of effort, but rather their parents who didn’t teach them a new language during their formative years.

White people believe that if they had been given French language instruction when they were younger, their lives would have turned out very differently. Instead of living in the US, they would be living and working abroad for the United Nations or some other organization with a headquarters in Switzerland or The Hague.

Read the rest of this entry »