Something Wonderful: English for Beginners

very sweet. i liked it.

Posted by hiawatha biscayne at December 8, 2016 5:14 PM

Oh, my gawd, Gerard. There you've done it again. Pulled a bit of a tear from my eye right over the internet.

Posted by azlibertarian at December 8, 2016 6:29 PM

You find the best stuff.

Posted by Leslie at December 8, 2016 8:13 PM

Lovely.

Posted by Jewel at December 8, 2016 9:19 PM

So, white genocide is wonderful?

Posted by Anti Cuck at December 9, 2016 4:48 AM

It was sweet.

I hate to say this, but it also made me think of an alternate version where a guy dressed in a dishdasha rings the doorbell and, when it opens, says to the kid, "Hello, I am your Uncle Abdul. These are mny seven wives and my 28 children. Nice house you have there."

Other English phrases:

"Where is the local welfare office?"
"Show me your selection of scimitars."
"What do you mean, you don't sell camel urine?"
"Your 9 year-old daughter is comely."
"Is that bacon on your breath?"
"I am sorry about your dog."

Posted by ahem at December 9, 2016 5:50 AM

Lovely and charming advert...had me verklempt (which you manage to do on a regular basis). Then, within two minutes, I had tears of laughter from ahem's reply.... Kudos to you both!

Posted by Dinah at December 9, 2016 7:19 AM

Yes, lovely....

Right up to the point where heartstrings are being tugged over the son's half-black child. And just on that point, has anyone here ever encountered a mixed-race baby whose father was white, instead of the other way around?

Not cool, G.

Posted by Rob De Witt at December 9, 2016 12:52 PM

What a tender little bit of pc.

Posted by Pbird at December 9, 2016 8:49 PM

Children do not inherit the sins of their parents. They start out as angels from Heaven (although God has already gifted them with their own personalized life-long bag of **** to endure). And there's usually some room in that bag reserved for enduring the consequences of their parents' sins.

Cherish their angelic natures. The loss will come too soon.

Posted by John A. Fleming at December 9, 2016 9:47 PM

Wonder if the kid speaks English?

Posted by Alex at December 10, 2016 4:27 AM

Reminds me of my grandfather, who said he didn't speak a word of English when he got off the boat at Ellis Island as a young man. But he already spoke Polish, German, and Russian, so English was just another language to pick up and learn, which he did. It was a matter of pride for him that he spoke it fluently.

Posted by waltj at December 10, 2016 9:32 AM

In the last five years I've been seeing white men with black wives. It's interesting because they usually seem to be geeky IT guys or engineers. Not good looking but high earners and quiet. The women are usually plain but quiet and practical. Neither then men or women in these couples are in high sexual demand in their own group so rather than pine away for what they can't have, they seem to be choosing happiness elsewhere.

Posted by Daisy at December 11, 2016 5:19 AM

@Daisy:

I've seen this, too. A good friend of mine has a son who fits your description perfectly, as does his wife. They're nice people, seem content with each other, and appear to be making their way in the world. They both work, pay their bills & taxes, own a home, and have a circle of friends that they socialize with. Doesn't sound like a horrible life to me.

Posted by waltj at December 11, 2016 12:07 PM