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View Poll Results: What do you hate most about Miami?
Rude people 64 44.14%
Lack of Diversity 25 17.24%
Crime 43 29.66%
Drug problems 32 22.07%
Schools 22 15.17%
Bad Economy 32 22.07%
Boring/Nothing to Do 12 8.28%
Distances too far 16 11.03%
Not easy to stay thin 6 4.14%
Cost of Living 38 26.21%
Low Income 29 20.00%
Traffic 38 26.21%
Insufficient Public Transportation 16 11.03%
I actually like it here 41 28.28%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 145. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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What is the Spanish word for obstinance?

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Obstinado
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Thanks, Audacious is probably another one that applies. I've learned pomposo and arrogante out of necesidad.

My native Miami language skills are definitivamente improving.
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There's a Spanish word that fits you to a T.

"Quijotesco" (Quixotic)
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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There's a Spanish word that fits you to a T.

"Quijotesco" (Quixotic)
Hey, thanks, I'll add that, of course like everything else in this town I had to go look it up.

quix·ot·ic/kwikˈsätik/

Adjective: Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical: "

I'm guilty as charged, it's unrealistic to communicate in Miami, Florida in English.

You think you run this place and you're certainly trying and to some extent you have, as in ran into the ground.

Even with your level of quixotic visions of grandeur you can't possibly think that the attitude you show here is enduring. People hate Miami and leave due to people who act just like you.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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Let me try to explain the Spanish challenges here. Much of the workforce here speaks Spanish and most speak some broken English.

Here's the challenge for non Spanish speaking people.

You take your car into repair because it won't start.

"My car won't start"

"Ok, will check."

I say, "ok great, it could be the starter, but I just had the bendix fixed last week, if you find it's the bendix, please let me take that back because it's likely under warranty. I did have battery checked at it was putting out 11.5v not the 12v it's supposed to be. I'm not sure that has any effect on it, but thought I would let you know. Another thing it might be, is the tumbler in the ignition. It's loose and one time I found if I jiggled the key it would start right up. There may also be an issue with the clutch as I have to push in the clutch all the way to the floor to start it."

The repair guy is still stuck on "OK". He didn't understand another word I said and I might as well have said it in Swahili.

If you work in the USA and you expect to be paid for work in the USA, you need to speak the language so we can communicate with you. You come here to this country seeking all the benefits and yet you're resistant to do what it take to reap those benefits. Nobody gives a god-damn what language you speak, don't flatter your dumb_ass self, all we care is what language you speak to us.

You have this odd sense of entitlement , like this is your city, well guess what, it's OUR city and I'm just as much part as you.



As English in the native language in the USA, damn right I expect you to speak the language of the USA. You make it sound like I have to learn another language to talk to you in MY own country. I learned the native language of the US and if you want to live here, you need to learn the language that was here BEFORE you.

I know the answer, I'll move to Cuba and make everyone learn English to suit ME. Hey Fidel? You hear me biatch?

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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If you work in the USA and you expect to be paid for work in the USA, you need to speak the language so we can communicate with you. You come here to this country seeking all the benefits and yet you're resistant to do what it take to reap those benefits. Nobody gives a god-damn what language you speak, don't flatter your dumb_ass self, all we care is what language you speak to us.

You have this odd sense of entitlement , like this is your city, well guess what, it's OUR city and I'm just as much part as you.



As English in the native language in the USA, damn right I expect you to speak the language of the USA. You make it sound like I have to learn another language to talk to you in MY own country. I learned the native language of the US and if you want to live here, you need to learn the language that was here BEFORE you.

I know the answer, I'll move to Cuba and make everyone learn English to suit ME. Hey Fidel? You hear me biatch?

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I agree that you should learn English to get ahead in this country but do you even know when this mechanic got to this country? It's as if you expect people who get here to magically start speaking Spanish. Anyone born here or arriving here as a child can speak English. It's not that people don't want to learn it (a minority). Miami is a city of many immigrants speaking Spanish. If you expected everyone to speak in good English in Miami before you moved here and made your life a soap opera for all of us to read with your whining you were sure naive and "quixotic" Everyone knows that Miami is full of Spanish speakers. You don't have to live here to know that.

BTW, Spanish was spoken in Florida for centuries before English was ever heard.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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If you expected everyone to speak in good English in Miami before you moved here and made your life a soap opera for all of us to read with your whining you were sure naive and "quixotic" Everyone knows that Miami is full of Spanish speakers. You don't have to live here to know that.

BTW, Spanish was spoken in Florida for centuries before English was ever heard.
Unlike the country you likely came from, this one is free, feel free not to read my posts.

As usual you blame me for this miserable place and by your way of thinking, the USA should have made English the language for the rest of the USA and excluded Florida just to suit you.

Yeah, I'll buy into that, Miami is not representative of the USA. You have your own little Spanish hell to call your own.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Miami is a city of many immigrants speaking Spanish. If you expected everyone to speak in good English in Miami before you moved here and made your life a soap opera for all of us to read with your whining you were sure naive and "quixotic" Everyone knows that Miami is full of Spanish speakers. You don't have to live here to know that.
California is full of mexicans but they nearly universally speak english. Coming from the west coast that took us by surprise that hispanics here did not recognize english as the language of commerce. We also knew nothing about the seasonal demographic shift due to snowbirds because they simply dont have that on the west coast. We have adapted but it was a long difficult road.

In addition, none of this is properly relayed to the public through tv shows or other media so it remains unknown to most of the country. To demonize people for not knowing something that is not being advertized is just wrong. I don't expect people to know my city's history before moving here.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Jmlacysr: do not engage. it only adds salt to the wound. you need a break from citydata and just work on your business and improving your life. i know its addictive but both avoiding citydata and avoiding reading the herald will improve your emotional well being substantially. I guarantee it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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California is full of mexicans but they nearly universally speak english. Coming from the west coast that took us by surprise that hispanics here did not recognize english as the language of commerce. We also knew nothing about the seasonal demographic shift due to snowbirds because they simply dont have that on the west coast. We have adapted but it was a long difficult road.

In addition, none of this is properly relayed to the public through tv shows or other media so it remains unknown to most of the country. To demonize people for not knowing something that is not being advertized is just wrong. I don't expect people to know my city's history before moving here.
Dallas is full of Mexicans too, most speak at least some English and don't have attitudes. They are part of Dallas and see themselves as "part" not the dominate force with a sense of entitlement. Most at least attempt to assimilate into the society there and not make the society assimilate into theirs and that's an important attitude distinction.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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