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CultureShock! San Francisco by Frances Gendlin

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‘Drawing on my fine command of the English Language, I said nothing.’—Robert Benchley

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH IN THE CITY

San Francisco, as you will see for yourself, is a multilingual city. Corporations that trade around the Pacific Rim are used to doing business in several Asian languages; staff in tourist shops can speak with just about any of their international clients; and the city-wide ethnic groceries and restaurants use the languages of their clienteles. You will hear more Mandarin and other Chinese dialects than English in Chinatown and along ...

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