Quatro? Cuarto? No, it’s Cinco de Mayo!

Speaking today at the White House, Mr. Bush made one of his typical “funny” remarks about Cinco de Mayo.

“Thank you for coming. Welcome to El Jardin de las Rosas [sic]. It’s a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. As a matter of fact, I’ve been looking forward to celebrating this so much that we decided to have our own Cuatro de Mayo. (Laughter.)”

I’m not sure about funny, but you have to give it to Mr. Bush for making the effort of correcting his numbers. In case you don’t remember, this is what he said during the exact same celebration in May 5, 2005.

“I always look forward to Cinco de Mayo, especially because it gives me a chance to practice my Spanish. My only problem this year is I scheduled the dinner on quarto de Mayo. [sic] Next year I’m going to have to work on my math.”

Not bad for a guy with a pretty busy schedule. Now that he knows it’s “Cuatro” and not “Quarto”, maybe he’ll want to work on making his speeches less dull.

2 thoughts on “Quatro? Cuarto? No, it’s Cinco de Mayo!

  1. Or perhaps he can work on learning to speak English, his native tongue; before attempting to use another language. Although it is always a good thing to learn and use several languages, one should prove the ability to use the first taught to us before moving on to the next. Alas, g’dubya mangles any language he attempts to use.

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