Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg to Kids: Learn to ‘Speak Grammar’ or You Won’t Succeed
Posted on 06/08/2013 6:25:55 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Mayor Michael Bloombergwho previously suggested so-so students skip college to become plumbersdished out some more advice to young people Friday morning during his weekly radio show.
Mr. Bloomberg, whose own syntax has sometimes been the butt of jokes, warned kids to pay attention to their grammar lessons or risk losing opportunities later in life.
Kids have to learn to speak grammar, said the mayor, in response to a caller who suggested kids werent being taught the subject in schools.
If you dont speak good grammarEnglish with good grammaryoure not gonna get the kind of jobs that you want, said the mayor. You can make an argument that it shouldnt be the case, its not fair, whatever, [but] people judge each other by how well-spoken they are. And if theres a lot of jargon, and if you cantdouble negatives and things like thatthey hurt your career prospects.
Thats one of the reasons, he argued, its so important to have good schools. It is an English-speaking country and, like in My Fair Lady, we do judge each other based on how well we speak.
Host John Gambling said he hoped that message was getting through to young people.
People think its cute to jive. And it may be for entertainment, but you just still have to have a command of the English language, concluded Mr. Bloomberg, who admitted he was never good at the subject at school.
I could never figure out a dangling participle, he joked.
Compared to some other big city mayors, Bloomberg is an English scholar... faint praise, I understand.
But the man does have a good point. I run into far to many young people today with very limited communication skills. I'm an old guy I admit, but poor grammar was simply not acceptable when I was in school. Back in the neighborhood, you could revert to the local norm if necessary, but in school, only standard American English was acceptable. We all learned it and prospered.
To become mayor of NYC you have to have a command of the English language or, alternatively, you can have made billions of dollars. In the latter case, you don’t gotta speak no good English.
“Grammar”? That’s the lady married to Granpar.
Bloomin’berg is the Mayor of syntax .... “syns” like soft drinks that are too large, etc.
Mix the usage of good and well? $1000 fine.
Use texting shorthand? Get a short term in prison.
Dare to split infinitives? The police are authorized to split your head open with their batons.
And if you don't get the gender of pronouns used for transsexuals correct... well, you don't even want to think of what Burgermeister Meisterbloomberg will do to you.
Yeah, learn to say “Seig HEIL BloombergerFuherer”!!!
NEIN guns!!!! Nein large sodas!!! NEIN formula milk!!!!
NEIN salt in the French Fries!!!
This pipsqueak clown is living proof that somebody with a big ego and an maniacal mind can make it big in America.
You can call him anything you like. He has no shame.
But his wife- she’s the one you need to worry about
Bloomberg may be a totalitarian, but I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that BloomBERG is not a Nazi.
So? He’s a collaborator. There are always collaborators.
Only problem was the truck didn't see him and you know the rest. It's amazing how much the human body twitches after it's dead. And this was right by Elmhurst hospital in which someone suggested I take what was left of him in my taxi to the emergency room. When I inquired by what method we should retrieve his brains the subject was dropped.
And the thing is, this happens every-single-day under Bloomberg
Even happened to one of his pals Alan Dershowitz. You think that would end his fanatical promo of bicycles? Hellllll no! It's soda and smoking and eating trans-fats which is the killers not riding a bike in between multi-ton hunks of metal going 60 mph.
Look at this: He rips the DA but not Bloomberg. Now *that* is some major ass kissing.
Sounds like the Bloomin'Idiot could use some remedial work himself.
I assume he meant "Speak Gramatically."
* Win The Future.
We speak ENGLIH ... not grammer.
We speak ENGLISH ... not grammer
What a nerve then, to complain about improper grammar use by NYers. They don't even speak ENGLISH, fool!
My family has a scholarship that goes out every year. We require applicants to submit an essay. Good command of the English language -> free money.
Thank you for contributing your first hand experience, fellow NYer.
"If you dont speak good grammarEnglish with good grammaryoure not gonna get the kind of jobs that you want. You can make an argument that it shouldnt be the case, its not fair, whatever, [but] people judge each other by how well-spoken they are. And if theres a lot of jargon, and if you cantdouble negatives and things like thatthey hurt your career prospects.Damn, he's articulate.
My grammar could speak english and polish.
There is an (I) behind his name, not an (R.)
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