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Old 06-10-2007, 03:00 AM   #31
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The worst racist in the world is the person of 'color' who searches out and exposes any comment they interpret as racist, or twists the topic to reflect that very thing.

I have zero respect for the person that seeks out controversy that doesn't exist to further their own agenda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_discrimination


I am the LEAST racist and non-bigot on this Forum. I have friends of all colors, races, and religions. The only thing I expect of my friends is to act like HUMAN BEINGS. That requirement, by definition, also would dictate the ability to communicate. That definition would INFER that they speak english, since after all, that is the Native Language of this Country.

The last time someone made a crack about 'little brown people' in front of me, it turned rather violent. I drive by that SOB'* house every day now, and he doesn't dare show his face to me.
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Man, this water is a tad bit warm


I remember something about the "official" language of the United States, and how english was supposed to be it. But somebody important said that making english the official language was "unconstitutional". Which doesn't make sense to me because the Constitution, to my knowledge, was written in english, and I don't think it has been officially translated to other languages (though it may very well have been). Anyways, if someone has a problem with people NOT speaking English while living, visiting, or working in the US, don't blame them. Blame our burocracy for allowing it to happen as much as it has.

I too am good friends with Jrs3800. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him. But I have a greater respect for his mother. She knows english, and speaks it better than any highschooler around today. One day I may very well move to Canada. When that day comes, I'll make damn certain I can speak French (Montreal would be the place I would go BTW).

Bottom line - speak the language of the country you move to. Because bitching about people not understanding you in YOUR language won't do anygood. Nobody would understand you.
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this posting is multilingual

Wow yesterday when i caught this thread I was like LOL
Wow ayer cuando agarré este hilo yo era
Hou la hier quand j'ai attrapé ce fil j'ai ressemblé
Wow ontem quando peguei este fio pareci-me

now its like EXPLODED,

anyways sandrock french is a PITA I know I like on the boarder of Quebec I grew up in a french town (not speaking a word of it) I refused to learn it. why right I live in Ontario.
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I'd have to go to Montreal. That is where corporate HQ is at

But thanks to Freakazoid, I can speak one phrase quite well

http://youtube.com/watch?v=K-0lBpSnKfg
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Man, this water is a tad bit warm
Ya got that right

My personal opinion is pretty much the same. Were I to suddenly have a brain fart and move to Moscow, do ya think I would have to learn to speak basic Russian? Of course I would. While English is widely understood in the former USSR and I could get by for a while, sooner or later I would have to learn to speak the common language of the land.

What I find particularly irksome is the attitude that we, the English speaking majority, in this country need to bend over backwards to help some minority. In Florida, it is getting worse than I remember..the increase in Spanish speaking immigrants (legal and otherwise) and a general disregard for our laws.

And Yes, the ability to read, write, and speak the English language is still a requirement for US Citizenship. Which makes the English language the defacto national language...we need not ammend the Constitution to make it so.
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Man, this water is a tad bit warm

When this topic was first posted last night, I knew that it would probably lead to this chaos because of the stereotypes about people of Hispanic decent.

Here'* my two cents, whether we like it or not all races have stereotypes about them. If we all took offense to everything, we would be back to living the days of segregation and that'* just taking a step backwards.

But I can see how some of the members of Hispanic decent could have been offended by the original post, "Getting Tired of Mexicans Not Speaking English" IMO that grouped ALL Mexicans into one group. What a difference the word Some or dropping Mexican all together would have made. Not to mention, there are people of other races who also may not speak English well. If the topic title would have simply been "Getting Tired of People Not Speaking Clear English" and xDDx still explained his topic, I don't think it would have sounded as offensive.
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I know it’* a bit late in the game to be adding my opinion to this little discussion, but where I live (Deep South Texas) Spanish is the main language. I have lived here all my life and have seen very little of the rest of the country much less world. Due to the culture here, I have had to learn both English and Spanish. I guess I really see both of the sides of the story here as I speak English better than Spanish, but that doesn’t mean I want everyone to learn "the language" just because I’m not as fluent in it. For me, I see it as a fault if I am talking to someone in Spanish or English and they start using words I don’t know in either language. It’* easier for me to adapt to other people than to try to make other people adapt to me. I also make more money because I’m bilingual so I’m not complaining one bit.

I think I'm kinda the odd man out in this one, but this is just the way I feel.

Sam
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Basically the only time I really have a problem with someone not speaking english is when they get upset that i do not understand them. That being said i think it is both parties responsebilities to learn more than one language. Working at Sears i deal with this daily. If someone says to me no espeak englich, i simply say yo hablo espanol and the transaction is conducted in spanish. Knowing two languages makes life easier for me.
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Basically the only time I really have a problem with someone not speaking english is when they get upset that i do not understand them. That being said i think it is both parties responsebilities to learn more than one language. Working at Sears i deal with this daily. If someone says to me no espeak englich, i simply say yo hablo espanol and the transaction is conducted in spanish. Knowing two languages makes life easier for me.
that seems fair and courteous. If I'm visiting another country I would make that attempt. So should they.
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Even just visiting foreign countries, Mexico, Japan, Phillipines, Korea, etc, I made every effort to learn as much of each language as possible. Even though I was in some of those countries for less than a month.
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