Saturday, April 4, 2009
An embarrassing admission:
When I met my first trained Macedonian dog, responding to commands of "Sedni!" or "Zdravo!" or "Chekaj!", a part of me thought, "My God. This must be the smartest dog in the world, to understand these Macedonian commands!"
When I actually put thought into it, I realized that the dog probably wasn't bilingual in English and Macedonian, as I had originally thought.
This is the subconscious rot of English linguistic imperialism.