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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    And my foundation is 88% and 94% of 2nd and 3rd generation Americans of Spanish-speaking households are fluent in English, immigrants have consistently learned English in history, English remains the language of popular culture, English remains the language of money.
    Based on the past where we have been far more closed minded towards accepting anything other than English.

    If you're claiming that believing English will remain dominant is "naive" in light of all this, then you're just incapable of seeing anything outside of your own predictions about the future as plausible and that's your problem.
    It's not a prediction, its a possibility. I'm not claiming this WILL happen, I'm seeing that it could. It is you that seems certain that all will remain as it is. This is naive.

    Spanish may become dominant and I don't think it's naive to make that prediction.
    Well, I don't either....

    Nonetheless, history and popular/money culture say otherwise.
    History is in the past, and popular culture in American is known for embracing the new and different.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Is he trying to come up with Sanskrit?

    (*bonks head like the V8 commercials) That's it.....thanks BD.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Based on the past where we have been far more closed minded towards accepting anything other than English.

    It's not a prediction, its a possibility. I'm not claiming this WILL happen, I'm seeing that it could. It is you that seems certain that all will remain as it is. This is naive.

    Well, I don't either....

    History is in the past, and popular culture in American is known for embracing the new and different.
    There are two possibilities and I believe in one. You think it's "naive" and I think that's how you feel about anything you disagree with. The end.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    There are two possibilities and I believe in one. You think it's "naive" and I think that's how you feel about anything you disagree with. The end.
    No, I just think that about a lot of things you say. Epilogue.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You can speak all the Mandarin you wish...expect alot of confused faces, and you having to couple your speech with alot of finger pointing, and hand gestures.....

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    Actually, last trip I did speak in Mandarin with my wife (who also speaks Mandarin) and my kids (who also speak Mandarin)... no issues, except that there were people surprised at a white person (myself) and my two girls (who look Caucasian at first glance) speaking Mandarin Chinese...
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Were you a US Navy sailor serving on a US ship?
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Is he trying to come up with Sanskrit?
    Probably...
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No, I just think that about a lot of things you say. Epilogue.
    That's what you say to everyone who points out your inability to disagree with people. I do appreciate, though, that you tried to make me feel special.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    That's what you say to everyone who points out your inability to disagree with people. I do appreciate, though, that you tried to make me feel special.
    No, I am quite capable of disagreeing with you. I do it quite a lot, actually...
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