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Old 08-18-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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You are so not even of this planet it's pathetic. Spanish is ebonics? I see, so to you it's not a real language. Personally, your posts on this forum are gutters full of garbage. You're ridiculous.
You are entitled to your opinions and so I am. I won't reduce you to tears by personally attacking you. I stand by my feeling that spanish and ebonics are one and the same. Ghetto.Gutter. languages whose acceptance should not be forced upon any American.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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So do I. It was his finest hour of hispandering to date. Obama is nothing more than a political pimp and corporate slave who will do and say anything for a vote and to maintain his escalating personal wealth.
Very sad, isn't it? McCain is no better. Too bad we have two candidates running who care more about other countries than the country that they want to be president of.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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I understand the advantages of symbolic interaction that learning a second language can bring to a childs academic development. Personally I'd rather my children spend the time drilling advanced math or science. uh...


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Old 08-18-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Very sad, isn't it? McCain is no better. Too bad we have two candidates running who care more about other countries than the country that they want to be president of.
Agreed. Which is why I will be writing in my 3rd party candidate of choice. I've waited a long time to see a black person of Obama's caliber as a legitimate, capable leader of the free world. I admire the fact that he is intelligent, articulate and I believe that he is capable of working across the aisle. It's unfortunate that I don't trust him and will not live to see Dr. King's dream come true. I have no doubt that he is an OBL puppet and even worse nothing more than a pandering politician.

McShame is a whole nother topic.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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No. The only language that "needs" to be spoken in the united states is english. All others are optional. If someone comes here, they need to learn the language.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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No. The only language that "needs" to be spoken in the united states is english. All others are optional. If someone comes here, they need to learn the language.
I couldn't agree more. The fact that the corporate masters are cramming it down our throats by forcing us to press 2 for English has only served to make me hate the sound of it and determined to die and go to hell before I ever learn it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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I couldn't agree more. The fact that the corporate masters are cramming it down our throats by forcing us to press 2 for English has only served to make me hate the sound of it and determined to die and go to hell before I ever learn it.
SAME HERE. In fact, I REFUSE to. A lot of people feel this way too....most are just too afraid to voice their opinion. Goodness, the USA , can be such a pushover country.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Spanish is the equivalent of ebonics. As far as I'm concerned both are gutter sounding languages.
Why do you think that? Ebonics is a slang version of English, whereas Spanish is a language unto itself with a long and rich history.

Like Italian and Portuguese, it is a descendant of Latin, and many classical works have been produced in it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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[quote=page3000;4905468]SAME HERE. In fact, I REFUSE to. A lot of people feel this way too....most are just too afraid to voice their opinion. Goodness, the USA , can be such a pushover country.[/QUOTE]


And that is a huge part of the problem!
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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However there is definitely a slang-laden version of uneducated Spanish being spoken by many of 'the immigrants'.

I once was called a racist by a lofty type in DC when I mentioned that some speak "Spanglish".
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