Vulgarization of Spanish language II by Pedro Almodovar – La vulgarizacion del idioma Castellano II por Pedro Almodovar.

Please, forgive me, I am from Spain, and I speak Spanish...and I like Oscars...

We (almost) all watched the last Oscar’s show where supposedly good and great movies, and  directors and actors, etc. receive their recognition. Beyond the fact that the Oscars is just another part of the show Hollywood creates as part of the “circus” needed to keep people entertained these hard days, it is interesting to see another example (with worldwide impact) of the vulgarization and degradation of the Spanish Language in the United States. This time the star is nothing less than a famous Spanish director: Pedro Almodovar. When the Argentine movie “El secreto de sus ojos” was chosen to receive the award, the person in charge to announce it was Pedro Almodovar. Despite the fact that Almodovar’s native language is Spanish or “Castellano” as we name it in Argentina, Almodovar (who by the way has been doing business for a long time with Hollywood with his mediocre movies) tried to hide that by pronouncing the name of the movie as he was an American native trying to speak Spanish. He was able to degradate the Spanish language by this simple act. He was ashamed to be considereded a vulgar Spanish speaker…Just another example of the vulgarization of Spanish, considered in the United States as the language of the illegal immigrants, the language of poor and vulgar people without culture and education. Thank you Almodovar for contributing to this idea.

Almodovar no sabe castellano, que lastima...

Todos, o casi todo, vimos la entrega de los Oscar donde supuestamente se premian buenas peliculas, directores, actores, etc. Mas alla del hecho de que los Oscar is simplemente otro capitulo inventado por Hollywood como parte del “circo” necesario para mantener entretenida a la gente durante estas epocas dificiles, es interesante comprobar otro ejemplo (esta vez con impacto mundial) de la vulgarizacion y degradacion del idioma Castellano en los Estados Unidos. Esta vez el protagonista es nada menos que un español y famoso director: Pedro Almodovar. Cuando el film argentino “El Secreto de sus ojos” fue anunciado para recibir el premio tan ansiado, Pedro Almodovar, a cargo de tal anuncio, lo hizo pronunciando el nombre como si el mismo fuera un Americano o estadounidense al que le cuesta pronunciar el Castellano. Evidentemente no solo no queria quedar mal con sus jefes poderosos, sino que estaba ocultando el bochorno que significa hablar Castellano en un medio como ese. No queria correr el riesgo de ser considerado un vulgar hispano hablante…Simplemente otro ejemplo de la vulgarizacion y degradacion del idioma, considerado ampliamente en Estados Unidos como el idioma de los inmigrantes ilegales, los pobres o los no educados o sin cultura. Gracias a Almodovar por su contribucion tan esmerada a esta idea…

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