"If one more of these wonderful natives shows up speaking pidgin," the drama critic and humorist Robert Benchley muttered on a celebrated occasion, "I leave." Just then, the story continues, a beautiful native girl rushed onstage and flung herself into the hero's arms, crying, "Me Nubi. Nubi good girl. Nubi stay here." Mr. Benchley, who wasn't short, stood up in the audience and announced impartially, "Me Bobby. Bobby bad boy. Bobby go home." Well, it was a different... More >>>