January 31st, 2012

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"Latino? I meant LaDIno!"

Newt Gingrich, as part of his explanation for his 2007 "Learn the language of prosperity, not the language of the ghetto" tag on the virtues of immersion programs v. bilingual education, begins by explaining the origin of "ghetto." Colbert pounces.

I have no idea why the 13th Century Italian Jews speak like Shtetl refugees in this clip. But whatever. It's still funny.

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