Thursday, June 08, 2006

Fortress Amerika - Day Twenty-Two!

Geno's Steaks, in South Philly, has an English Only rule. Joseph Vento, Geno's owner, insists his customers order in English. No pointing at the menu items. "Speak English," a sign at Vento's popular, curbside counter reads. Say "Fromage-avec, s'il vous plait," and you'll be asked to leave. They will only accept "Steak-wit'," which, of course, is not correct English, but will get you a mighty fine sammich.

Here's a story about the fallout of Geno's policy.

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