"I dream of a hard and brutal mysticism in which the naked self merges with the nonhuman world and somehow survives...Paradox and bedrock."-Edward Abbey

13 April 2011

100 Words; A Lesson in Language

Perhaps, the greatest bumpersticker I ever read;

"You're in America! Now speak Cherokee!"

Oh, yes...

It reminds me of being in a fast food joint, back in North Carolina, when I was sixteen, when a very large redneck, a mountain of a man, told the fucking indian if he didn't speak the language to get out of the fucking country. The fucking indian, filled with sixteen year old arrogance, didn't flinch when he looked the very large redneck dead in the eyes saying;

"Go the fuck back to England!"

And that's why he was once one of my best friends...

***The Concept behind the whole 100 Words was, to the best of my knowledge, started by Mr. London Street, http://mrlondonstreet.blogspot.com/, and is carried on with some frequency by a host of other British storytellers, as well as one from Slovenia, of whom I admire***


  1. Like this a lot. I picked up 100 words from Mr London Street, too. But then I would, if you know what I mean.