English Majors Script
Saturday, April 21, 2007
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Garrison Keillor: ...after this message from the Professional Organization of English Majors.

It's a beautiful language, English. Other languages are so roundabout—

(TR RUSSIAN GIBBERISH)

GK: All that, just to say, "awesome." No wonder the Soviet Union fell. German: it's nothing but hard work. Our word "grunge" — this is how you'd express it in German.

(TR LONG GERMAN GIBBERISH)

GK: It makes a person laugh out loud. Or LOL. This is LOL in Swedish.

(TR SWEDISH GIBBERISH)

GK: They just don't get it. This is "don't get it" in French.

(TR FRENCH GIBBERISH)

GK: One more reason to stick with the English Language. It's got the words you need. A message from the Professional Organization of English Majors.

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