So, Josh wants controversy, to take him beyond what he has already learned in his life. Keep in mind, that when I do controversy, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and belief, as no belief is right or wrong. Even witchcraft and voodoo have a place, regardless of how you perceive the practice. You must accept others viewpoints as nobody is wrong. Life is full of mysteries for most humans and all you know is what you were taught and actually experience. It is up to you to pursue more understanding of yourself and the world you live in with every other human. There are things out there that are beyond the imagination of most people and learning new elements and foundations can only bring you to an understanding of why we exist at all and where we are going with our existence on Earth. Keep in mind that you are only given what you need. To go beyond what you need requires strength, endurance, patience, forgiveness and above all acceptance.
To answer your question, Josh, about my language. Today would not be a good day to discuss it. I was told off by a client, in the school I teach in, who was from Poland and arrogantly talked in Polish to his mother in front of my student and me about my student and me. They both laughed when the man made a comment, in English, that “it’s great to speak a language in front of Americans who don’t know what you are saying about them. In fact, you people don’t even speak English, you speak American, which is an awful language.” hmmmm! Of course I was all fluffed out over the remark.
My students know me a little bit better than this middle aged Polish man and his old Polish mother. When he made that comment every student standing within earshot, including the Hispanic students, were looking at me waiting in anticipation for me to turn into “The Celtic Princess”. I do speak 4 languages, 2 of which, are not used as common languages today, which are Breton and Welsh, although the Welsh, Scots and Irish still educate in their original language, which comes from the Old Celtic languages. What this idiot failed to realize was it was those 2 languages that actually influenced words he and other Europeans use as common words in their language today. I may not be able to speak the fluent language of the different Europeans, but I can certainly get the understanding of the point they are trying to make, which is why it was important for my Great-Grandfather to make sure I knew it as a means of understanding in communication.
To make another point, my neighbors are Bosnian refugees. I was sitting over at their house one day and the wife’s phone rang. She had a 10 minute conversation in a Slavic language that I have never heard before, but I knew the basics of what she said. So many words she used were actual “Old” words of the ancient past. I can also speak very correct English, which, of course, does not hold a candle to speaking American slang. “So, what up hommie G? My home dawg. What up wit dat. Peace up with A down town?, Peace out……” Which would be the language my kids know. Although, they do speak proper English and it is a must at home or they are reprimanded in the Old Language, which is something they try to avoid at all costs. (Well, maybe not my daughter). I can also slaughter the French language, which is a form of Breton, but I did learn proper French at one time. Just entice the French with American Indian turquoise and you will be their friend forever. Speaking of the American Indians, I was taught many words in Cherokee, as my grandfather was half Cherokee, although I doubt I could ever hold a conversation with any Cherokee Indian who speaks it fluently. So now you know that my “awful” American language is my language of choice ;)))
And to those that come to this Country from someplace else. If you feel the need to insult the Americans and don’t want to follow the laws or rules of this Country, then go home!!!!!!