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Published on February 26th, 2017


Can You Spell d-i-v-e-r-s-i-t-y? Waytago CANADA!

Lucky to be standing amid a fluttering of Monarch butterflies in Mexico.First of all – yes, Yes, YES!  My dash into Mexico to see those mariposas was AMAZING (and I have 400+ pics and videos to prove it)!  But naturally I’ve a good bit of photo editing ahead of me now.  So until I can manage to cobble together a couple of posts on the wondrous butterfly spectacle (not to mention some truly amazing Mexico City eats), I just this morning ran across a most WOW-Worthy video that I simply MUST share with all of you.

Sadly, given the present bigoted (yes, bigoted – it must be said) spew from the highest office of my native land…  Indeed the seemingly wanton dismissal of many of the most basic values that have shaped the U.S. of A. for more than 240 years (um, you know – freedom of the uh, press, freedom from racial profiling, from denial of due process of uh… LAW, oh and lest we forget, a slew of “Executive Orders” that arguably ensure the wholesale destruction of the one-and-only Planet Earth that we inhabit)…

English Detected

“English Detected”

And most importantly – the sad, sad state of affairs with regard to embracing uh, you know – DI.VER.SIT.Y. among (apparently nearly HALF of) my fellow Estados Unidos compatriots.
In short, I simply can’t help but wax a tad political here, and give credit-where-credit-is-due.  Thus I present to you, a most FABULOUSLY CLEVER commercial – brought to you by our dear friends up there in that humongous land to the far north (CANADA):

Sheer GENIUS, amIrite?

P.S. And for those who come here to TravelnLass expressly to be inspired by my solo dodderin’ TRAVEL exploits – I hope you’ll stick with me on this rare detour.  After all, this IS *my* personal blog, and trust that I’ve pecked nearly *400* travel tales for you to keep you travel satiated.  Besides, even this little digression is leastwise about a foreign nation, no? Well o.k. a beer commercial is arguably pushing the “travel” envelope, but still – you gotta admit the video’s seriously entertaining.

English Detected. Pure genius Canadian commercial on DIVERSITY!

About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

6 Responses to Can You Spell d-i-v-e-r-s-i-t-y? Waytago CANADA!

  1. Yes, it’s natural to feel strongly.

    I’m still in Bulgaria and absorbing the lifestyle and the hiking here. Teaching-wise I’ve started to run the occasional workshop and do a bit of teacher support. Add that to the fact I’m planning to do the Delta or Trinity Dip in the near future, it’s time for a blog. Keeping the “More” theme it’s More Tea, More Teaching:
    Ruth Elisabeth kindly contributed to world literature by posting…One year on: What language learning am I doing?My Profile

    • Dyanne says:

      Love the “More Tea, More Teaching” domain/title, Ruth – and the new online course sounds fascinating. It also sounds like you’ll have your hands full over the coming months! 😉

      I started EFL teaching a bit too late to consider making it a “career”. But I must admit – as much as I enjoy being in the classroom, I think the most interesting aspect is delving deeper into the methodology of teaching a foreign language. It’s purely fascinating, and I look forward to following your new blog.

  2. Thanks for sharing this inspiring video, Dyanne. Even though we’ve lived out of the US since 2012, we’ve always felt proud of our heritage and what our country stands for … until.this.year. Makes our jokes to our Canadian friends that we’ll soon be wearing the maple leaf pins they gave us not quite so funny.☹ Cudos to Canada for picking up the slack and putting the spotlight on welcoming those seeking sanctuary as well as celebrating its diversity. All we can do is hold our breath for now and hope that there’s a light somewhere ahead.
    Anita @ No Particular Place To Go kindly contributed to world literature by posting…Looking For America: Thoughts on our Travels and Black History MonthMy Profile

    • Dyanne says:

      Indeed Anita, ’tis surely dark days for our native land – when we must look to other countries (beer commercials, no less!) for evidence of the values that the U.S. once stood for, for more than 2 centuries. I guess all we can do is *resist* at every opportunity, and pray that at least the judicial branch of our democratic triumvirate will keep a lid on the destruction.

  3. It’s your blog, no need to justify your content quite so much!

    Even though we live abroad, issues in our birth land still can be relevant to our lives, and when it includes multiculturalism (or the lack of!) I would say it defintely fits in.
    Ruth Elisabeth kindly contributed to world literature by posting…One year on: What language learning am I doing?My Profile

    • Dyanne says:

      Aw thanks my dear. I guess many of us are so *sick* of the ughy incessant stream of “politics” these days, I just didn’t want my die-hard travel readers to think I was going to turn TL into a typical Facebook rant forum (ugh!) But yes, you’re absolutely right. g-knows as global citizens, we can’t help but have strong opinions about both multiculturalism and what’s happening in our native lands (lol, “Brexit” anyone?) 😉

      That said – so what’s up with you? In the Balkans now? Bulgaria??? Sadly I was unable to wander that far east when I was roaming that part of the world last fall. Also… so did I read on your blog that you’ve now started (another?) site focused on teaching ENGLISH? Do tell!

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