Prince Albert Voice
Those of you old enough , like me, to have come over with Columbus, will member some things that have changed too much to recognize. Like children’s stories.
A recent TV news story showed a 91-year-old Chinese-American man sent sprawling on a street, knocked down from behind by a white passerby. In Texas a man stabbed three members of an Asian family, admittedly trying to kill them. These attacks on Asians in the U.S., along with racially charged verbal shouts and rants, have greatly increased over the past year.
I just came across a January 1st 1938 issue of Maclean’s Magazine. 1938: the lucky year that was blessed with my arrival. Can’t tell you much about my political and topical impressions of that year, I was too busy eating Pablum and charming everyone with my remarkable cuteness and personality. OK, stop rolling your eyes.
Headline writers try hard to get your attention. Often they cause me to imagine something completely unintended. Whether that’s because the creators of those little captions are trying to be clever or because I have a weird mind I don’t know. See what the following examples (selected from various newspapers and websites) seem to suggest for you. Then check my response.