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31 May 2006

8 Comments:

Blogger kT said...

Because you live in a nation that was founded on being a melting pot, a place where people of diverse ethnic backgrounds could settle on common ground. Sometimes, you have to endure a few extra seconds of time to embrace the cultures and diversity that make the United States different than any other nation.

2:04 PM

 
Blogger Tug said...

It's America. Speak English.

3:00 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

um bullshit. if i go to england or france or germany or any place that has had a recent (last 20 or 30 years) influx of immigrants from places such as eastern europe, africa, and the middle east i would not have to dial 1 or any other number for that country's particular language. they would refuse to accomodate me in the manner that we have accomodated the hispanics. i never once saw a sign in austria that was in anything other than german.

its gotten to the point where the hispanic community expects us to cater to them. nothing pisses me off more than when i go to a call at a hispanic house and they demand an officer than speaks spanish. i speak enough usually to get by, but at that point i pretend i speak none at all. dont come into a foreign country and expect to be catered to. i know i was certainly not catered to in france but i dealt, poorly yes but i dealt.

im all for the melting pot or the quilt of cultures or whatever metaphor anybody wants to use, my fucking dad is an immigrant with a greencard for fucks sake, but if you wanna come here and chase the AMERICAN dream then you need to learn ENGLISH and you need to fucking melt into the melting pot and not just be a fucking lump that fucks up the stew or soup or whatever is melting in the pot. continue to celebrate your own culture, but for fucks sake assimilate and play by the rules which means be legal and pay your taxes.

4:16 PM

 
Blogger Tug said...

and is there a "press 3 for Swedish", "press 4 for Taiwaneze", press 5 for Finnish", etc. etc.??? I think not.....yet they are all part of the melting pot too.

7:03 PM

 
Blogger Cooth said...

I agree. If I ever go to a foreign country just to visit, I would at least learn enough of the language to get me fed, housed, and to the embassy if necessary. I would never move somewhere if I couldn't speak the language and I for absolute certain, would not expect the rest of the country to learn english for me. Even though it is all about me.

8:30 AM

 
Blogger Piper said...

While living in South Florida I had to learn to speak Spanish to shop at Walmart and the grocery store. It's sad. I know.

1:39 PM

 
Blogger kT said...

Our nation was founded on an open principal of diversity. I disagree with the rest of your comments but feel no need to argue the point further at this point. That's all I have to say about it.

11:54 AM

 
Blogger Tug said...

and is there a "press 3 for Swedish", "press 4 for Taiwaneze", press 5 for Finnish", etc. etc.??? I think not.....yet they are all part of the "principal of diversity" too. I'll agree to disagree on this one. finito

11:57 AM

 

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