Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Godzilla Method

All the area high schools use this textbook called "New Horizons." The chapter they're currently working on opens with this:

"Which is stronger, Godzilla or King Kong? I think Godzilla is stronger than King Kong. Godzilla is the strongest of all monsters."

Now, if you asked me ten years ago how I thought Japanese people studied English, I probably would have described exactly this.




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3 comments:

John said...
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Todd Johnson said...

I personally think King Kong would throw down. Have you ever fought a monkey, small one size of a cat? It would woop your ass. Now think of a silver back, that thing would whoop anyones ass in the world. NOW think of King Kong, the power to size ratio would be ENORMOUS!! There is no way some stupid fire dino would be able to defeat such an agile and powerful creature.

Nate said...

Yeah, but I'm sure there's a lot of nationalism wrapped up in this. I mean, isn't King Kong American, and Godzilla is Japanese?

I think they're indoctrinating their youth with slyly concealed national pride, because yeah, King Kong would obviously violate Godzilla six ways from Sunday, fire breath or no fire breath.