Speaking one language at a time.
Just for Fun
- Jun 30, 2012 3:58 PM
So I finally got around playing Ghost Recon Warfighter 2.
The gist of the game is that there's a civil war in Mexico and you, as a super duper advanced U.S. army recon unit, must help the Mexican government battle the rebel forces, because as we all know, no country can take care of their own problems without U.S. involvement.
Anyway, about the third mission, you come in direct contact with a Mexican general. Of course, he was horribly stereotyped looking like the reincarnation of Emiliano Zapata. He just needed a big ass Mexican hat and fucking cactus in the background for full effect. I was seriously expecting him to pull a taco at any moment.
But the one thing that really annoyed the living fuck out of me, and it's something that I see over and over again, it's the inability of non-English speaking characters to stick to just the one language.
He was all going like "Señor Ghost, thanks to your American superiority, the mission went muy bien! Ay caramba y frijoles!"
What the fuck, dude?! Have you ever heard someone speak two fucking languages in the same sentence?! What the fuck is all that about?! Do these people think that English is such a fucking special and superior language that filthy foreigners couldn't possibly master it?
And you know what makes it worse? When they get people who don't speak Spanish to do it. They get grammar all fucking wrong. All languages get the same treatment. Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, French... It's fucking embarrassing!
Heck, I dunno. Maybe I'm special. Maybe I should go on tour and astonish audiences with my bilingual mastery. They'll be throwing money and roses at me by the end of the show. Just imagine the headlines! "THE AMAZING MAN THAT CAN SPEAK THE ONE LANGUAGE AT A TIME!!"
Hell yeah! I'm going into show business, baby!