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Old 11-19-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I got ridiculed on international forums all the time for butchering their local language. Even after college classes. It was going to either force me to learn the language better or never chime in again.

I took the easy way out.

 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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I got ridiculed on international forums all the time for butchering their local language. Even after college classes. It was going to either force me to learn the language better or never chime in again.

I took the easy way out.
I would think that they would be impressed that you took the time to study their languages vs expecting them to speak English. Bigotry is an ugly sentiment.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Just my two cents, the poster obviously speaks English as a second language and came to the forum looking for advice not ridicule.
I should have said "English is my second language too, I'm from Brooklyn"


Missed opportunity!

Jonathan
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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I should have said "English is my second language too, I'm from Brooklyn"


Missed opportunity!

Jonathan
How is that funny? Do people from Brooklyn not consider themselves English speaking citizens of the United States? Even people from Jersey are proud to say they speak English.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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I think "Trav23" has got to be kidding. Notice the key words here.
"When husband starting putting laminate floor the neighbor above us start stomping really hard." Gee I wonder why
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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I think "Trav23" has got to be kidding. Notice the key words here.
"When husband starting putting laminate floor the neighbor above us start stomping really hard." Gee I wonder why
lol
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Getting advice is one thing Johnathan. Getting mocked for asking a question on this forum is quite another. I think you behaved like an ugly American.
How come when I make an off topic post, I get slammed with a "violation" from the MODS but everybody else can do it with impunity.

That totally sucks.

to the op: I would suggest having a nice chat with the upstairs neighbor over some beer and trying to be friendly.

20yrsinBranson
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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When a person goes around ridiculing others because of the way they speak, write, or look it only shows the ignorance and low quality of the person that is doing this ridiculing. Some one with low self esteem, and of lower intelligence that wants to find someone that is lower on the totem pole than themselves. However, what it does show, is they are at the bottom of the totem pole themselves, and want to appear to be better than they are.

It is all part of the old bully syndrome.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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Troll City
 
Old 11-19-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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When a person goes around ridiculing others because of the way they speak, write, or look it only shows the ignorance and low quality of the person that is doing this ridiculing. Some one with low self esteem, and of lower intelligence that wants to find someone that is lower on the totem pole than themselves. However, what it does show, is they are at the bottom of the totem pole themselves, and want to appear to be better than they are.

It is all part of the old bully syndrome.
You, me, by the flagpole after school..

Jonathan
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