We’ve all heard some variation of the line:
"If it wasn’t for us, you’d all be speaking German."
If it wasn’t for the American soldiers (“us”) who fought in World War II, Hitler would have conquered the world and we’d all be speaking German.
I used to think this was yet another slam-dunk argument against the Nazis. But then I realized that every German I know also speaks English.
So, you’re telling me if the Nazis had won, we’d all be bilingual? That actually sounds pretty cool. I’ve always wanted to be bilingual…
It’s scary to think that whoever first said, “If it wasn’t for us, you’d all be speaking German,” was kinda making a pro-Hitler argument.