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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    My point is that he may have not felt that he could communicate his ideas as well as a translator. I would certainly do better with a French translator than speaking French myself in France.
    have you been speaking french for 23 years?
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    which he did NOT need.....since he speaks english. hence the rude bit.
    Not if he is more flaunt and comfortable in expressing himself in Spanish. It is only offensive to those that get a twist in their shorts when they can't understand what is being said directly. It is not rude at all.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yes, the guy has been speaking english for 23 years. that's why it is so stupid.
    No, the guy has been in the country 23 years. Unsubtle difference.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    pointless drama and theatrics. as you said.... a dumbass
    Yes, that describes this thread and the senator to a T.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Then why did you bring up Florida and then act I was talking about Florida out of left field and apply something from an entirely different state to what was being said about Florida? You're all over the place, and you're either being dishonest or you have a 30-second memory. I'm inclined to think you're just beind dishonest since you seem to have selective memory.
    I didn't act like you brought up Florida out of left field - Florida applied to your general comment about the United States. Whether or not Florida has an official language has zero effect on the case in Texas that we're talking about where no such language exists.

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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This has to be the whiniest, stupidest thing posted today.
    thanks for playing along.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I used to be all "English needs to be our official language, this is America", especially after a time I was in a local mall and they made announcements only in Spanish and I was pissed, but I've grown to like the idea of living in place where all languages are American and welcome and there isn't any "official" language. While I do think learning English is pretty essential to surviving here, I think people should be able to speak what makes them feel comfortable in front of their supposedly non-biased government.
    I'm not sure if I support legislation or policy that actively seeks to make English our official language, but in general terms I think more people should be encouraged to learn it for the sake of practicality.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    have you been speaking french for 23 years?
    Nope. This doesn't mean he can communicate as well in English as he can in Spanish.

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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, the guy has been in the country 23 years. Unsubtle difference.
    if he's been here 23 years and hasn't been speaking english, then he is a dumbass
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Laws will not help this situation. People will more and more have to deal with others that do not speak English and live with it. I personally see no problem with people speaking any language they want. People calling for a unified language at this point in time are fighting a losing battle.
    I don't really get how it's a "losing battle" when almost everyone speaks English. 96% speak it "well" or better. I'd put my grandmother lower than "well" but she's still compitent at communicating what she wants to. So taking into account people like her, it's damn near 100% of the population that speaks English.

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