In America they haven't used it for years
Still, Bonni has her uses. In an earlier post she links to this hilarious video, which follows up its informative bits on how to pronounce Arabic-derived words with an awesome punchline (which even if you don't totally agree with its politics is very funny indeed).
Bonni describes the guy as a "grammar Nazi", which tells us that as well as not knowing the difference between Spain and Italy she doesn't know the difference between grammar and phonetics. Maybe while she's back at school learning that the Holocaust really happened, she can take a break to watch My Fair Lady.