Fandango’s Flashback Friday — September 3rd

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 3rd) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on September 3, 2017.

Speak American


I love this photo on so many levels.

First, being the grammar and language pedant that I am, there’s the misuse of the word “your.” I don’t need to tell you that it should read “You’re in America.”

And, of course, there should be some punctuation between the first line and the second. A period, a colon, a semicolon. At the very least, a comma.

But it’s the irony of the message that is priceless. Telling someone to speak English because he or she happens to be in America and, while doing so, displaying a complete lack of mastery of the English language. How exquisite is that?

Gee, I wonder if whoever put that decal on the car window is able to speak the native tongue of any non-English speaking country he may visit.

“You’re in Mexico, gringo. Speak Mexican!”

“You’re in Canada, sir. Please speak Canadian, eh?”

Nah. That Yankees fan probably has never even been outside of the five boroughs of New York City. Well, maybe he’s been to New Jersey.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “priceless.”

16 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — September 3rd

  1. Mister Bump UK September 3, 2021 / 3:25 am

    Ha! There’s an implicit assumption there that Americans *do* speak English. I beg to differ.

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    • Mason Bushell September 3, 2021 / 3:34 am

      At least its a different English to ours anyway! Haha. I think its a modicum of respect to speak the language everyone in the room understands. It just seems rude to speak another language, almost as if using it to mask insults or derogatory comments toward those who wont underastand.

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  2. Marleen September 3, 2021 / 12:01 pm


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  3. leigha66 September 15, 2021 / 7:53 pm

    I have seen this sticker before and noticed the your instead of you’re right away… love your take on this! A great flashback!

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