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View Poll Results: Should U.S. road signs be bi-trilingual?
No - English only (Like current) 149 84.18%
Yes, English and Spanish 7 3.95%
Yes, English and French 1 0.56%
Yes - English, French and Spanish 2 1.13%
English, + Include French / Spanish near the border 18 10.17%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-15-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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What's weird is "Stop" signs in France and Spain use the word "Stop", NOT French of Spanish words.
Most traffic signs are international, and do not use any words. The STOP sign does spell out the word, but even if it did not, everyone knows what the sign means by looking at the shape and color of the sign.

See below. The signs are designed to be undersood without words.

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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It is the answer.
Still "English". LOL
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Still "English". LOL
If the letter "P" is "English", then traffic signs in every country are in English. I am sure you are satifsfied now.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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Most traffic signs are international, and do not use any words. The STOP sign does spell out the word, but even if it did not, everyone knows what the sign means by looking at the shape and color of the sign.

See below. The signs are designed to be undersood without words.
Well obviously all the immigrants coming here who refuse to learn anything of the English language don't agree with you because otherwise they wouldn't be demanding every sign be in their own country's language.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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I'm all for spanish signs. I wish there had been one for the Mexican that was speeding past me on the highway one cold, icey winter night. I guess he couldn't read the sign that said, "bridges ice before the road". I guess he normally doesn't have to worry about icey bridges in Mexico, so slowing down was not apart of his common sense. Thankfully, my common sense told me to back off and let him have the bridge all to himself. Man, his truck bounced back and forth between that guardrails like a pinball. I'm not for pressing "1" on my phone for English, but maybe they need some extra help in driving in America to save their lives and others.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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If the letter "P" is "English", then traffic signs in every country are in English. I am sure you are satifsfied now.
P for Park. I don't think French, Spanish, German and so on use the word "park" as in parking a car. Sheesh!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Well obviously all the immigrants coming here who refuse to learn anything of the English language don't agree with you because otherwise they wouldn't be demanding every sign be in their own country's language.
How do you translate this into Spanish?

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Old 09-15-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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P for Park. I don't think French, Spanish, German and so on use the word "park" as in parking a car. Sheesh!
Yet, they use the same sign.....

Here is the French parking sign. Notice the little addition for the parking meter, - no words needed.

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Old 09-15-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Anyone who has visited Montreal knows the answer should be yes in bilingual areas. Montreal posts signs in French only due to ideological reasons, meaning that message like, "Your lane is about to end" are completely lost on anglophone motorists. In areas with a large Spanish-speaking population like New York, Florida, and the Southwest I think Spanish should be included.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Yet, they use the same sign.....

Here is the French parking sign. Notice the little addition for the parking meter, - no words needed.
Interestingly enough, "stationner" is the French verb for parking, but the noun is "le parking." lol.
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