Monoglot America just gets monoglotter
The traditional British belief that foreigners can understand English if you simply speak loudly enough to them has been seamlessly grafted onto American exceptionalism. We speak American, and that should be good enough for anybody.
I recall a comment on this blog objecting to the use of whinge. Now to my mind, whinge (rhymes with hinge) is a splendid word, taking mere whining to a higher pitch of irritating peevishness. It has more juice in it than whine. But the commenter objected to it because it is primarily British.
And now it strikes me: The good people of this country not only refuse to learn a little useful Spanish, not only allow foreign languages to drop from the school curriculum, but are also resistant to other variants of English.