Friday, April 07, 2006

“Me fail English? That’s unpossible!”

Simpsons fans will recognize the foregoing as an exclamation from the hapless Ralph Wiggum, classmate of Lisa Simpson and son of hapless Springfield police chief Wiggum. It immediately came to mind when I came across this story, mentioned in the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web Today” online feature:

Rudy Rios was stripped of his duties as junior varsity baseball coach at Chavez High School last week after using a district copying machine to make a flier encouraging Latino students to attend a rally protesting restrictions on illegal immigration.

Rios, who still retains his duties as an English-as-a-second-language teacher, was copying and distributing a flier that read: "We gots 2 stay together and protest against the new law that wants 2 be passed against all immigrants. We gots 2 show the U.S. that they aint (expletive) with out us (sic)," according to district officials.

2 comments:

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Blogette said...

I'm not sticking up 4 bad english, but I'm thinking he might be trying to use that teenspeak vernacular: r u wit da guy whu make it 2 da" etc.

Still, he should know better then to do that on the school's dime!

~B