15 May 2011

Temprano Yo Te Buscare


Temprano yo te buscare
de madrugada yo me acercare a ti
mi alma te ahnela y tiene sed
para ver tu gloria y tu poder

Mi socorro has sido tu
y en la sombra de tus alas
yo te buscare
mi alma esta apegada a ti
porque tu diestra me ha sostenido
oh tu diestra me ha sostenido

21 Aug 2008

"Chief Two Eagles"

Where We Went Wrong

The old Sioux chief sat in his reservation hut, smoking the ceremonial pipe, eyeing the two US government officials sent to interview him.
"Chief Two Eagles," one official began, "you have observed the white man for many generations, you have seen his wars and his products, you have seen all his progress, and all his problems."
The chief nodded. The official continued, "Considering recent events in New York, in your opinion, where has the white man gone wrong?"
The chief stared at the government officials and continued smoking his pipe for over a minute, and then calmly replied: "When white man found this land, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. No house payments. No Daycare. Plenty buffalo. Women did all the cooking. Medicine man free. Indian men hunted and fished all the time."

The chief smiled, and added quietly, "White man dumb enough to think he could improve a system like that."

22 Mar 2007

Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn

- The bandage was wound around the wound.

- The farm was used to produce produce.

- The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

- We must polish the Polish furniture.

- He could lead if he would get the lead out.

- The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

- Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

- A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

- When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

- I did not object to the object.

- The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

- There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

- They were too close to the door to close it.

- The buck does funny things when the does are present.

- A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

- To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

- The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

- After a number of injections my jaw got number.

- Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

- I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

- How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

21 Mar 2007

Most Widely Spoken Languages

Approx. number
of speakers
1. Chinese (Mandarin)1,075,000,000
2. English514,000,000
3. Hindustani1496,000,000
4. Spanish425,000,000
5. Russian275,000,000
6. Arabic256,000,000
7. Bengali215,000,000
8. Portuguese194,000,000
9. Malay-Indonesian176,000,000
10. French129,000,000

Source: Ethnologue, 13th Edition, and other sources.
1. Encompasses multiple dialects, including Hindi and Urdu.

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