Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Great moments in jingoism

Sorry for going off-topic for this one but it caught my eye and forced a double-take:

Report: LPGA will suspend memberships if players don't learn English

Players were told by LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens that by the end of 2009, all players who have been on the tour for two years must pass an oral evaluation of their English skills or face a membership suspension. A written explanation of the policy was not given to players, according to the report.
Let's hear it for jingoism!!! Wooohooo! At least Bivens didn't take a picture like the Spanish hoopsters did.

Of course, it really is only about the money, stupid. Isn't it always?
"The economy is bad, and we are losing sponsors," [golfer Seon-Hwa Lee] said, according to the report. "Everybody understands."

1 comment:

tHeMARksMiTh said...

I also thought this was a bit odd, but I believe jingoism really refers more to war policy and taking over people outside of one's country. We're just forcing those once in our country to be like us.