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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    It is race baiting by the way a few facts are drummed on and the usual suspects rising to titter about it... YOUR reaction isn't puzzling at all...

    We long passed England and yet no 'news' report about that.

    'Merica is the biggest to second biggest in so many categories, mainly due to our huge size- the number of Spanish speakers is still a minority compared to English speakers. Personally I don't see this as worthy of being noticed at all.

    'Merica has 10% of the world's spanish speakers, THAT is compared to over half the of the primary English speakers of the world being 'Mericans.

    Take a deep breath and realize the population of Spain and Columbia is a tiny fraction of the massive population of the good ol USofA so beating them isn't much more than a shrug to most of us...
    A few facts are drummed on? Dude, I cut and pasted the first two paragraphs of the article. The article is from the UK based pulizer prize winning newspaper "The Guardian," I doubt they race-bate or that they have any skin in the game.

    Relax bro, it's a newspaper article.

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Personally, im all for whatever policy helps industrialists ship cheap labor unfettered by borders worldwide. So, i say "hola amigos/amigas."

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Doesn't surprise me. The Spanish settled plenty of this country, almost as much as the English did. Also there is evidence to indicate that the Spanish settled in the Appalachian mountains long before John Smith and crew ever came on the scene
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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by Bram Vulk View Post
    Personally, im all for whatever policy helps industrialists ship cheap labor unfettered by borders worldwide. So, i say "hola amigos/amigas."
    If you're referring to men and women you only say amigos, Spanish is a very.... Male centric language. Female pronouns are only used when the defining article is completely female, they don't have the gender egalitarianism yet in espanol
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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    It is race baiting by the way a few facts are drummed on and the usual suspects rising to titter about it... YOUR reaction isn't puzzling at all...

    We long passed England and yet no 'news' report about that.

    'Merica is the biggest to second biggest in so many categories, mainly due to our huge size- the number of Spanish speakers is still a minority compared to English speakers. Personally I don't see this as worthy of being noticed at all.

    'Merica has 10% of the world's spanish speakers, THAT is compared to over half the of the primary English speakers of the world being 'Mericans.

    Take a deep breath and realize the population of Spain and Columbia is a tiny fraction of the massive population of the good ol USofA so beating them isn't much more than a shrug to most of us...
    what "race" are spanish speakers?

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Good. Americans need to learn a second language and Spanish is a good choice for it.
    Why? Seems like Chinese, Japanese or German would be much more beneficial

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Clearly ripped from the Drudgereport...... imagine that, a country of 320+ million having quite a few Spanish speakers. When you find on of 'em with a Koran, the American dream will be over...........

    Is it just me, or has the drudgereport become like "newsmax" and a bit more "silly right" these past few years? It used to be a great aggregation site that broke interesting (and spiked) stories - now it seems to pander to the silliest elements of the far right. Similar things going on at Breitbart, which has become almost laughable in the past 3 years.

    These days, I have to fix my monocle on the WSJ to get any news American of real merit and passable editorial standard

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Why? Seems like Chinese, Japanese or German would be much more beneficial
    Chinese or Spanish are the ones to go for with Chinese maybe taking first seat as fewer Americans speak it. The competitive advantage might therefore be greater. On the other hand only China and Formosa speak it.

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Chinese or Spanish are the ones to go for with Chinese maybe taking first seat as fewer Americans speak it. The competitive advantage might therefore be greater. On the other hand only China and Formosa speak it.
    why is spanish a good language second to learn?

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    Re: US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain only Mexico has more

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Why? Seems like Chinese, Japanese or German would be much more beneficial
    I buy lots of things from all three countries - those transactions are done in English, and perhaps less than .00001% of Americans will even be in a position to do business directly with agents from those countries requiring native language proficiency. And there is that whole "shared border" thing you can't get around, no matter how many silly fences you build.........

    Also, learning Chinese or Japanese is astonishingly difficult, and if anyone has nativist difficulties with Mexican culture, the practices and customs of the Far East will be something incomprehensible by contrast and would send many people into a Hank-Williams cocoon they would not soon emerge from.

    Swallow your pride and have your kids learn Spanish. Useful language, especially in South Texas, and it will only get more useful as the years go on.

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