Ed Driscoll

THE BETAMAX OF WORLD HISTORY.

THE BETAMAX OF WORLD HISTORY. Jonah Goldberg does one of the things he does best–bashing the French, and having lots of fun doing it:

While most of the West, if not the world, is Americanizing for good and for ill, France remains determined to stay French. The beautiful jabbering they call the French language is disappearing like an ornate sandcastle washed over by the global English tide. French officials debate for years over whether words like CD-rom are acceptable cultural imports (It’s not. “Cederom” is the accepted form), while the rest of the world increasingly treats France as the Betamax of world history