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Old 10-07-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Well; English is not only the dominant language in the USA, it is also the lingua franca of the world as well.

Outside of Spain and its former colonies that kept Spanish; that language is not widely spoken.

Actually, Mexico on down they speak primarily Spanish in the entire Western Hemisphere. Discounting Brazil, Belize, a couple other little nations. Currently about 500 million English speakers to 400million Spanish speakers, worldwide. Both blown away by the Billion plus Mandarin Chinese speakers, of course.

You should be happy they are advertising in Spanish if you are a football fan. They are trying to attract an entirely new customer base to the game, so those quarterbacks can continue to get paid their unGodly contracts. The language that speaks most in this world is the language of green.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Actually, Mexico on down they speak primarily Spanish in the entire Western Hemisphere. Discounting Brazil, Belize, a couple other little nations. Currently about 500 million English speakers to 400million Spanish speakers, worldwide. Both blown away by the Billion plus Mandarin Chinese speakers, of course.

You should be happy they are advertising in Spanish if you are a football fan. They are trying to attract an entirely new customer base to the game, so those quarterbacks can continue to get paid their unGodly contracts. The language that speaks most in this world is the language of green.
No argument there; just that English speakers also tend to be widely disbursed whereas the Mandarin speakers are mostly in China. Many overseas 'Chinese' who actually speak a 'Chinese' language also use Cantonese.

As for 'Spanish' languages; the 'Spanish' we are discussing is Castilian------Spain also has Catalan (Barcelona) as well as Basque. The latter tongue is interesting; it is not a Romance language at all.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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I wonder how upset some of you were when the NFL played a game in Mexico City, and are planning on playing games in Europe?

Also, my Boise State Broncos and the Oregon Ducks are talking about playing a game in China.

Oh my. Think of how bad illegal immigration will be then. Not only will we have Mexicans illegally coming over here, but now Chinese people! Oh my!

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Old 10-07-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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... Gente que ven el NFL son patos!
Thanks Miami, you validated my post with your reply.

Recuerdo, en la boca cerada no entran moscas. Gracias amigo.


Yes, I remember watching the game in Mexico City. They sold out the stadium, so why was it a one time event?
Was it simply one of those games Americans wouldn't go to?

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Old 10-07-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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I stopped watching since they refused to run a border patrol help wanted commercial. Screw the NFL
They did? I wasn't aware of that. I'm almost sorry you told me...

(But seriously, thanks for the info...)
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