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Old 02-11-2015, 05:57 AM
 
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:12 PM
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Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Tryhards.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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I can believe it
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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Perhaps the most ghetto as well...

What does language have to do with happiness?!
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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Perhaps the most ghetto as well...

What does language have to do with happiness?!
ghetto? what kind of Spanish speakers do you surrounding yourself with?

the spanish speakers I know are classy and educated, know many friends in Spain, a great neurologist in Argentina a fantastic dancer and artist in Colombia... tons of vastly educated, well traveled, cosmopolitan folks whose mother tongue is Spanish!
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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ghetto? what kind of Spanish speakers do you surrounding yourself with?

the spanish speakers I know are classy and educated, know many friends in Spain, a great neurologist in Argentina a fantastic dancer and artist in Colombia... tons of vastly educated, well traveled, cosmopolitan folks whose mother tongue is Spanish!
According to the average ignorant bigoted American, all Spanish speakers are from some poor village in Mexico who did not finish high school
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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ghetto? what kind of Spanish speakers do you surrounding yourself with?!
Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Guatemalans, and many other 3rd world people...
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Guatemalans, and many other 3rd world people...
So, since you're an "ArabicHabibi" should we just call you a terrorist? Doesn't that sound ignorant and bigoted? Just like your remarks sound.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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So, since you're an "ArabicHabibi" should we just call you a terrorist? Doesn't that sound ignorant and bigoted? Just like your remarks sound.
Except that I'm not Muslim.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Guatemalans, and many other 3rd world people...
ah your exposure to Spanish speakers resumes to impoverished immigrants from mexican villages and so on into north America....

and in your tiny brain you link that to people who speak spanish in over 30 countries regardless of their individual cultures, origins or levels of education!!
HAHAHAHAHAH you're quite intelligent and well travelled aren't you?

that'd be like me saying english speakers all over the planet are inbred trailer trash because I watch Jerry springer!!

Ever heard of Picasso? el Greco? Velasquez? Goya? Gabriel Garcia Marquez? PROBABLY NOT!!!

do me a favor and STOP you're making yourself look like an idiot!

By the way, the most ghetto language in the world is ENGLISH.... it's in english speaking cultures where acting ghetto, loud, harsh and fighting each other like you're on a reality TV show it's encouraged... in spanish speaking countries CLASS is encouraged and those who lack it are sent to north America where they can fit in with all the walmarts and big trucks and yehaa kinda people!

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