Baldo by Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos for October 13, 2022

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    Templo S.U.D.  8 months ago

    Well, I have German and Danish heritage, but do I speak those languages? Not even the slightest.

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    MichaelAxelFleming  8 months ago

    “You seem very pleasant, for a racist.”

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    willispate  8 months ago

    I’d go with Option 1.

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    pschearer Premium Member 8 months ago

    Micro-aggressions? Are those still a thing? They seem so pre-COVID.

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    Grumpy Old Guy  8 months ago

    Option 3: I’m in high school and speak 2 languages fluently. How many do you speak?

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    sirbadger  8 months ago

    There are people born here who don’t speak excellent English.

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    jmworacle  8 months ago

    Numero dos.

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    whahoppened  8 months ago

    I know a girl from Hong Kong. I hear not the slightest accent in her English, yet her native language is Cantonese. And she can rip THAT out like a machine gun!!!

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    OldsVistaCruiser  8 months ago

    I have a friend who is 3rd-generation American-Born Chinese that lives in San Francisco. He doesn’t speak a word of Chinese, and his accent is pure northern California. I am semi-fluent in Spanish, and Latinos have complimented my skills “en español.” I was working with a Puerto Rican woman as my boss, when one night, a friend of hers came by with a 3yo boy who understood no English. The father said that the kid would learn English when he reached school! That’s no way for a kid to be bilingual.

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    Pet  8 months ago

    Micro agression = offended by your own shadow

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    texasbob  8 months ago

    Combine 1 and 2. " I was born here, you idiot"

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    Durak Premium Member 8 months ago

    Opcion 3

    Gracias. Que tan bien hablos espanole?

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    Knightman Premium Member 8 months ago

    There are different accents all over the USA and they were born (the language) here!!!

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    maestrabella67  8 months ago

    I really wish more people in the USA valued languages other than English.

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    mikenassour Premium Member 8 months ago

    I have to admit, I prefer #2.

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    Timandra Sinclair Premium Member 8 months ago

    Similar has been said to me, more than I’d want to try and count… I should add I’m a red-headed Scottish immigrant to the US.

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    Strider Premium Member 8 months ago

    Simple, just reply back “Thank You! However, I think your English needs a little work.”

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    gopher gofer  8 months ago

    i love when kids who are less than half my age and who weren’t born yet when i arrived in japan tell me that i speak japanese well. i just smile and say, so do you…

    but i’m a gaijin, so it’s almost (but not really) understandable. the woman in today’s strip is an idiot…

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’ve read accounts of people coming to America from UK and people asking what language they speak in England.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member 8 months ago

    Tell her your family has been here since the 15 hundreds.

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    Amra Leo  8 months ago

    All of the above…

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    purepaul  8 months ago

    Just reply in Spanish, French, German or whatever will startle her.

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    brick10  8 months ago

    Thank you. You do too!

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    Outnumbered  8 months ago

    A woman asked my sister-in-law if she had her papers. She replied, “Which one? My birth certificate from the local hospital or my marriage license?”

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    Snolep  8 months ago

    For those interested in the development of accents and prosody I highly recommend John Colapinto’s excellent, very readable, “ This is the Voice.” Seems babies in the womb pick up their mother’s prosody, and thus French babies’ cries end in an upswing whereas German babies’ go downward, mimicking the flow of those languages. The book is filled with surprising info, at least to me.

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    Bruce1253  8 months ago

    Option 1a, “I hope so, I was born here. Now, I’d like to see your manager.”

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    Lib(ertarian)  8 months ago

    The cashier assumed and thought she was complimenting. Option 1 gives her a chance to be embarrassed inwardly and re-think her assumptions. I like to think that most human beings are decent, but any one of us can be a little ignorant until we learn.

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 8 months ago

    2 she’s just stupid

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    Patinphx Premium Member 8 months ago

    Wonderful! More, more! I wish my brain were fast enough to do Option 1 with a smile. Would beat the dickens out of going away feeling not so good.

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    Robert Miller Premium Member 8 months ago

    I speak bad english, a bit of hillbilly, a little southern drawl, ya’ll…

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 8 months ago

    There’s an old poolhall in a barrio with vintage pictures of local residents in U.S military uniforms who served in every war we’ve had for the last 150 years.

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    Texanna Premium Member 8 months ago

    My family are Hispanic, but I am getting worn out with this constant need to stir the pot. It comes from BOTH sides people. Ignorant people come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. The cashier will learn her lesson when her son marries a mexicano and he brings home hispanic babies. LOL

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    NoNameOntheBullet  8 months ago

    Oo Oo! I just thought of one! “For a white person, you certainly fit all the Leftist stereotypes!”

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    Number One is diplomatic

    Number Two is the truth.

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    Miguelito52  8 months ago

    Why this topic? It isn’t funny….People are way too sensitive….as evidenced by some of the comments. And the cartoonist. I guess he feels better now. Okay…everybody back to your tribes.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 8 months ago

    Option #3, “well bless your heart.” -says both

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 8 months ago
    I’m not from another country and I don’t appear to have been. I would really like to know what is acceptable in this confusing complicated world. I live in a town in Canada where everyone is polite, says hello, to everyone else. Yet when I say hello to a person of colour and he sneers or scowls at me with the “You’re just saying that because I’m black,” look. There is no reply! If someone of colour or a person who identifies as a gender other than that of their birth, is rude or abusive to me, I have no way of replying. Their take, and it’s usually really loud, is that their rudeness is justified. If I respond, no matter what I say, it’s wrong. NOT everyone of colour is like this of course, but it makes me scared to leave my home.
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    Kidon Ha-Shomer  8 months ago

    OKay, folks, for those of us in our 70s, what the heck is a micro-aggression?

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    Jaymi Cee Premium Member 8 months ago

    Some from column A, some from Column B

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    suelou  8 months ago

    Opt. 1…. She was trying to be nice…..

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    Free Radical  8 months ago

    Been to Appalachia? Bring an interpreter!

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    Nancy Simpson Premium Member 8 months ago

    “For a woman, You’re pretty good at arithmetic.”

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    JRobinson Premium Member 8 months ago

    Option 3: Macro-Smack!

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    syzygy47  8 months ago

    I appreciate non accented people in practical situations. A supervisor I’ve had speaks with a recent shot-of-novacaine inflection.

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    myfb1955  8 months ago

    As a naturalized and multilinguist USA citizen, I believe many foreigners or foreign-born USA inhabitants speak better English than lazy Caucasians.

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    OldsVistaCruiser  8 months ago

    ¡Su inglés es muy bueno, tambien!

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    bryan42  8 months ago

    I’m a native New Mexican and moved to western North Carolina in high school, early ’70s. My English teacher, in a heavy hill country accent with rather poor grammar, complimented me on my English and asked when I learned the language. Being an angry teen who did NOT want to be in a place where almost nobody even understood that NM was a state, I replied, “When I was 9 months old, when will you learn it?” Needless to say we never got along very well.

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    DaBump Premium Member 8 months ago

    Have you really known that many Hispanics, and so many of them were still learning English?

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