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Old 03-27-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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As for other countries, have any of you ever been out of the country? How many countries to many speak 2-3 languages? Why so many? Because they border several countries just as the U.S. does with Mexico. Many countries residents speak a combination of German and Dutch, French and German, English and Dutch, etc, etc. Why are the residents of the U.S. so pompous and arrogant, or should I say ignorant?!
Using your logic then since Mexico borders the United States then ALL Mexicans should speak English in addition to Spanish - and since the United States borders Mexico AND Canada we should speak English, Spanish and French (for Quebec)?

 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The ignorance is baffling....

Whats the problem with English/Spanish being preferred? If there is a Spanish speaking population then someone with knowledge of both languages is preferrable as they can service more of the population. Basically, someone with knowledge of 2 languages is typically preferable in many employment situations, as they are better educated! So, maybe the OP should better their resume, and learn another language, like many do in many other countries.

As for other countries, have any of you ever been out of the country? How many countries to many speak 2-3 languages? Why so many? Because they border several countries just as the U.S. does with Mexico. Many countries residents speak a combination of German and Dutch, French and German, English and Dutch, etc, etc. Why are the residents of the U.S. so pompous and arrogant, or should I say ignorant?!
Here in the USA; the laguage is English---------not Spanish or any other tongue.

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And by the way, Mexicans, Equadorians, Brazilians, etc are technically "Americans" too, as they live in North America, Central America and South America. We are not the only "Americans", though the U.S. maybe the most entitled feeling.
Citizen of Mexico=Mexican
Citizen of Canada=Canadian
Citizen of Brazil=Brazilian
Citizen of the USA=American
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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The ignorance is baffling....

Whats the problem with English/Spanish being preferred? If there is a Spanish speaking population then someone with knowledge of both languages is preferrable as they can service more of the population. Basically, someone with knowledge of 2 languages is typically preferable in many employment situations, as they are better educated! So, maybe the OP should better their resume, and learn another language, like many do in many other countries.

As for other countries, have any of you ever been out of the country? How many countries to many speak 2-3 languages? Why so many? Because they border several countries just as the U.S. does with Mexico. Many countries residents speak a combination of German and Dutch, French and German, English and Dutch, etc, etc. Why are the residents of the U.S. so pompous and arrogant, or should I say ignorant?!

And by the way, Mexicans, Equadorians, Brazilians, etc are technically "Americans" too, as they live in North America, Central America and South America. We are not the only "Americans", though the U.S. maybe the most entitled feeling.
I sell cars and because i know spanish i sell more cars than anyone at my dealership and that's the truth.I sell to everyone!because i have the advantage of knowing 2 languages, now if i only knew english i would be any tom,dick,or harry with empty pockets.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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I sell cars and because i know spanish i sell more cars than anyone at my dealership and that's the truth.I sell to everyone!because i have the advantage of knowing 2 languages, now if i only knew english i would be any tom,dick,or harry with empty pockets.
And if your customers spoke ENGLISH they could shop ANYWHERE - I can see why you prefer them to NOT.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Citizen of Mexico=Mexican
Citizen of Canada=Canadian
Citizen of Brazil=Brazilian
Citizen of the USA=American[/quote]

Again, the ignorance is baffling.....Any of those other countries could be called "Americans" as for North Americans or South Americans.

Do you not call French, British, Dutch, "Europeans"?
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Using your logic then since Mexico borders the United States then ALL Mexicans should speak English in addition to Spanish - and since the United States borders Mexico AND Canada we should speak English, Spanish and French (for Quebec)?

If we were better educated, then yes, we would speak Spanish and French as well, as they do in many other countries.

Many, many Mexicans, Central/South Americans speak English. The EDUCATED ones! Unfortunately the educated people in this country are not as educated as them because they only speak English. In most other countries, children and adult learn school (even in kindergarten to speak more than one language)

Blame it on the educational system, blame it on laziness or blame it on the pompous bunch who refuse to learn!
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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blame it on laziness or blame it on the pompous bunch who refuse to learn!
You mean like people who come to the United States from other countries and expect US to speak THEIR language??
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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America is a continent. C-O-N-T-I-N-E-N-T.
USA is a country located in the America. USA citizens are better known as Americans.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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And if your customers spoke ENGLISH they could shop ANYWHERE - I can see why you prefer them to NOT.
I speak english so they don't need to go anywhere.Like i said i sell to anyone!
 
Old 03-27-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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You mean like people who come to the United States from other countries and expect US to speak THEIR language??
but.....but.........that's different.
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