Mudcat Café message #481318 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31521   Message #481318
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
12-Jun-01 - 12:03 AM
Thread Name: American National Anthem
Subject: RE: American National Anthem
Cranky Yankee has it right when he protests the hyphenation now increasing in the States. Living in Canada, with two official languages, taxpayer-supported separate schools for Catholics and Protestants (and now all of the other religious persuasions are getting into the act), Indians and others competing over fishing and hunting rights (Indians are hunting out of season and ignoring limits), etc., etc., I see a divided country where political correctness is rampant. If that is a confused sentence, that is what present conditions here make me- confused. By the way, Cranky Yankee may be interested in the Univ. Toronto poetry site, where Fort M'Henry is referred to and The Star Spangled Banner is linked to The Stars and Stripes Forever in the heading to Francis Scott Key's poem.