Barbarians at the gate

Spanish is definitely on the rise worldwide, as I found out this morning, listening to my children’s intake of pulp from Disney and meeting a TV character called Manny who peppers his sentences with Spanish words and helps his – mostly Hispanic – community.  On the face of it, Disney seems to be towing the PC line – but this is Disney, remember, bastion of WASP US. Disney pays social respect only to the Greenback family, as one can ascertain from the fact that it dropped out of the respectfully adapted C.S Lewis Narnia series for cheaper thrills, such as the mega hit High School Musical.  

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