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#31 02-05-2008 04:06:24

TransplantedTexan
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From: Bear Creek, Wi
Registered: 02-04-2008
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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

AKA Barg wrote:

I think this thread has run its coarse


Oops wrong forum  rotfl

Good Lord, I saw that and my heart sank for a second untill I realized it was a joke.

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#32 02-05-2008 04:08:07

paganfish
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From: Fleming, Colorado
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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

TransplantedTexan wrote:

I don't get to meet to many Spanish speaking people here in Wi.  when I lived in Texas I would get the biggest kick out of being somewhere in public, having a group of Spanish speaking people start talking negatively about the "blanco", and then I would bust out the Spanish and let them know I knew what they were saying about me.
The look on thier faces was priceless.
I also used to get a kick out of trying to speak Spanish in conversation with numerous Hispanic friends I had.
I am in no way predudiced, I just want people to follow the proper channels when immigrating. Just like I would do if I wanted to move somewhere else.

Well, that's really funny. My niece is blond and has blue/green eyes with light skin. (I guess it's the Spanish blood from my maternal grandfather's side) People often assume she is Anglo/Caucasian...what have you. (I don't like to use colors to describe folks) She always gets Latino folks that give her attitude and talk in Spanish about her thinking she does not understand and she will turn around and give them their just desserts! They never think this Daryl Hannah look alike would be able to speak their tongue!

This used to bother her as a kid because the school kids gave her a hard time since she was the ONLY *white girl* in class. She would come home in tears...sad3

She can tell you stories...

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#33 02-05-2008 04:25:54

franklevey
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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

TransplantedTexan wrote:

AKA Barg wrote:

I think this thread has run its coarse


Oops wrong forum  rotfl

Good Lord, I saw that and my heart sank for a second untill I realized it was a joke.

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#34 02-05-2008 05:01:22

PurpleChicken
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Registered: 02-01-2008
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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

AKA Barg wrote:

I think this thread has run its coarse

Oops wrong forum  rotfl

That was truly evil.  Good one.  joy


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#35 02-05-2008 05:27:44

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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

In truth, I think this topic is fine, although I don't endorse anyones point of view in particular, it is a hot topic in this country (USA).
I have not yet read every word and do want to caution against any racist comments(for the record), I have not seen any so far, but as I said, I have not read the whole thing yet. From what I have seen it seems fairly civil big_smile


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#36 02-05-2008 05:50:36

RepoBob
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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

I really have a tuff time with this one. ( I wanna use that little head scratching smiley guy, but I can't find him.)

On the surface I say heck yes they should all learn English. That's one of the things that tie us together as a society.
But then I look at history....
Back in the days when this country was 13 colonies the people in the area that we now call the Southwest (Calirornia, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico etc) were Spanish speaking. That's because England settled the East cost and Spain settled the West cost. As the US grew people who spoke english moved to the SouthWest. They flourished and prospered and for what ever reason the spanish speaking population became the minority. As a patriotic American I say Manifest Destiny. But as a human being I say they are comming to get their land back. Countries can change borders without a shooting war.

If we want to be one country though, I believe we must mandate one language. If we have to pass laws to do it then we must, or we will end up losing our identy as American.


Bob

My grandparents came from Poland, and I can remember them critizing other Polish imigrants who would not learn English.

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#37 02-05-2008 06:32:09

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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

AKA Barg wrote:

I think this thread has run its coarse





















Oops wrong forum  rotfl

OMG!!!  I bout fell out my chair!  DON'T do that!  ofl


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#38 02-05-2008 09:37:33

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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

haha

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#39 02-05-2008 09:39:29

nccountrygirl
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From: down yonder
Registered: 02-02-2008
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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

Yes and ofl


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#40 02-06-2008 01:42:05

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Re: Should Immigrants Have to Learn English?

If I went anywhere else, I would have to learn the land language. Yes!

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