America the Beautiful: En Español

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Coke Ad

The Ad

If you were glued to the TV last night like I was, you probably watched the Coke commercial featuring people from different backgrounds singing “America the Beautiful” in their respective languages.  I personally didn’t think much of it, but it didn’t surprise me to wake up to the web having blown off at Coke’s attempt to convey a simple message.  There were all sorts of ugly, dissenting messages out there, but at the crux was the assertion that such an “American” song shouldn’t have been uttered in anything but English.  The voice reprimanding the critiques of this ad was equally loud. But, I think there’s something that people on both sides of the fence should think about. Continue reading

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