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Old 05-09-2019, 07:21 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I agree with the poster upthread that speaking a foreign language in front of people who don't understand it is rude. I was in a carpool with two women from a Central American country, and the two of them would hold a conversation in Spanish. If liberals are always going on about being "inclusive," how can they defend when two immigrants to an English-speaking country speak in a foreign language and exclude the native-born American from the conversation?
I don't personally like it (speaking ONLY of your specific example) but it's their right.

 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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I don't personally like it (speaking ONLY of your specific example) but it's their right.

The poll did not ask "Do you think that people have a right to speak another language".
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:24 PM
 
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Although I can speak the language I can't read or write it.
That's more common than most people would realize....
Also, Spanish is not a universal language...it's different in PR, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, etc

...nouns drive me crazy
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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If liberals are always going on about being "inclusive," how can they defend when two immigrants to an English-speaking country speak in a foreign language and exclude the native-born American from the conversation?
...we have a winner
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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Sounds draconian.
Authoritarians can't help but say things like

ALL should be REQUIRED....

That's their stock in trade....

of course, behind that opinion is their ideas of enforcement.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:42 PM
 
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They could be foreign visitors. 77 million foreigners per year visit the US.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...=.57dc4d74d1be


This doesn't come as much of a surprise but it's troubling nonetheless. But time moves forward and whether everyone likes it or not, we will be living in an increasingly diverse society, regardless of whether or not everyone is comfortable with that.
Most people in most countries expect you to speak their language in public if you live there. If you do not, depending upon where you are you can expected to be: ignored, waited on last if at all, pushed aside, or flat out told to speak the language.

I have even heard of medical doctors there refusing to treat patients unless the patients spoke the language as in no translators between doctor and patient.

Not talking visitors and tourists $ talking residents.
I lived in Europe 10 years and did see the enforced expectation to speak the languages in public. so being bothered is small potatoes to me.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I agree with the poster upthread that speaking a foreign language in front of people who don't understand it is rude. I was in a carpool with two women from a Central American country, and the two of them would hold a conversation in Spanish. If liberals are always going on about being "inclusive," how can they defend when two immigrants to an English-speaking country speak in a foreign language and exclude the native-born American from the conversation?
Don't be silly, Rachel. That's not for white people or Americans. As mom used to say - that's for company.
 
Old 05-09-2019, 08:24 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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I agree with the poster upthread that speaking a foreign language in front of people who don't understand it is rude. I was in a carpool with two women from a Central American country, and the two of them would hold a conversation in Spanish. If liberals are always going on about being "inclusive," how can they defend when two immigrants to an English-speaking country speak in a foreign language and exclude the native-born American from the conversation?
Speaking a different language in a public place IMO isn't rude. Sometimes you prefer to say something that you would rather others not know.

Your carpool example? Yeah they were rude.

Excluding eves droppers isn't rude. LOL. Why do people want to know what others are saying so bad? LOL. Maybe they spoke a foreign language because they just didn't want the English speaker to feel included because they aren't included?
 
Old 05-09-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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Americans criticize Americans that go abroad and expect people to speak english in foreign countries.
Americans criticize Americans that wish foreigners would speak english here in usa.
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