Friday, August 05, 2011

English my or … highway?

Watching the usual propaganda on TV about the Great Southern Expressway I observed that all the roadsigns were beautifully, and legibly, painted in ENGLISH ONLY.

This has made me wonder whether this is yet another of the hare-brained schemes, with official blessings, to compel ‘godayas’ to learn English. Drivers  competent in English will understand the directions and survive. Those drivers who know only Sinhalese or Tamil will be confused and crash. What an incentive for learning English. Also a quick elimination from the population of the English challenged [i.e. ignorant]. A brilliant strategy - English via Highway !
Courtesy  - The Island by Tissa Devendra