I was reading El Periódico newspaper this morning and a letter caught my eye which I thought would be good to relate. Apparently this Catalan guy called Joan M. Serch wrote some kind of review on Trip Advisor about his stay in La Seu d’Urgell, Catalonia.
He wrote his review in Catalan and got a reply back that went: Thank you very much for taking the time out to write a review about La Seu d’Urgell. Unfortunately we can’t accept your review in the Catalan language. If you’d like to write it in either English, French, Italian, Spanish or German, we would be happy to accept it. OK fair enough, this guy writes a nice review in a language that very few people speak and gets the above message back.
The main reason I’m writing this is because of his ending comments in El Periódico newspaper. He says that he is sick and tired of the xenophobic attitudes towards the Catalan language and the Catalan people and it’s time to stop! Woa big boy. I really think Mr Joan M. Serch got out of his pram on that one. I’ve just come back from a trip to Google in Dublin and it appears that Gaelic and English live in harmony with each other. There’s no putting down of the English language and vice versa. I can’t imagine an Irish person writing to Trip Advisor and going off on one because they wouldn’t print his review in Gaelic. Am I missing something? Maybe Mr Serch should do a bit of travelling and experience new cultures as he’s obviously a bit stuck in his ways.
Over to you……