There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
More Barbara Ehrenreich quotes :
If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some spiritual essence that you have that is better than other people's, then that must feel pretty good.Barbara Ehrenreich
At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.Barbara Ehrenreich
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.Barbara Ehrenreich