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Old 04-28-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Originally Posted by All American NYC View Post
Why is it dumb?

Shouldn't they learn our culture, heritage and love for the country? Shouldn't they respect the American people by showing how much they care?
If the respected our country they wouldn't have come here illegally in the first place.

What do you expect?
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Agreed. I will not shop in a Sears store anymore either. All of their ads over their intercoms are strictly in Spanish. Not even and English version! WTH? Did I just wake up in Mexico?
My mom just bought a product and the instructions were ONLY in Spanish. She was disgusted and has said she will never buy the product again. Awhile back I was in Target and the signs they had up were on in Spanish. I walked out.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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why should I or any of my children be required to learn any 2nd language? maybe the illegal aliens should try learning english 1st.
Because it would make you smarter. Nobody said it had to be Spanish.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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My mom just bought a product and the instructions were ONLY in Spanish. She was disgusted and has said she will never buy the product again. Awhile back I was in Target and the signs they had up were on in Spanish. I walked out.
Same happened to me when I got my mower. The owner's manual was in Spanish so I had to bring it back and have them order an English one. Yes, they had to order an English owner's manual for me.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Because it would make you smarter. Nobody said it had to be Spanish.
Knowing another langauge does not make you smarter. In fact it makes you pretty dumb to learn a language that you will never use. So intelligence is only based on knowing more than one language? And by the way it is only Spanish that is being pushed in this country.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Knowing another langauge does not make you smarter. In fact it makes you pretty dumb to learn a language that you will never use. So intelligence is only based on knowing more than one language? And by the way it is only Spanish that is being pushed in this country.
Not at all, but I've noticed that Americans will fight tooth and nail not to learn anything new. It's a very peculiar phenomenon.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Oh well...no skin off the nose of this polyglot.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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Not at all, but I've noticed that Americans will fight tooth and nail not to learn anything new. It's a very peculiar phenomenon.
What utter nonsense! Where are getting this? You know the entire population of Americans? Talk about stupid stereotyping! Sure some may be that way but not most and they are no different than any other nationality.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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So if they already speak English, then what is the problem? Why can't they have English as a requirement for amnesty?

Legal immigrants can't move to America without knowing English, so why should illegal immigrants be able to?
Entirely false. Even the oath for being legally admitted spoken at a U.S. Consulate can be given in the native language (it means the same thing anyway). Your premise falls flat.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Not at all, but I've noticed that Americans will fight tooth and nail not to learn anything new. It's a very peculiar phenomenon.
Excusez-moi, vous êtes bête comme une oie !

(translation: Excuse me, you are a silly goose!)

Since you live in Canada, is english embraced in the whole country or, is it as I've been led to believe that in some parts of Canada english is discouraged and French is dominant?
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