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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Right, the american version of English as a specific individual language, it does not exist.


    Or do I as a Canadian speak English or American or Canadian
    Do you say "while" or "whilst"?

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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    It's not hard to learn how to say "go pick that tomato" in Spanish.

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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Like it or not "American" has become a language.
    Yeah, you're a cartoon.

    American (language) - Wikiality, the Truthiness Encyclopedia

    American is the official language of the United States of America, Stephen Colbert, Wikiality and most of the known Universe. It is derived from 4 words: "A" "me" "ri" "Can". The original schematics for this nomenclature is housed in the Antarctic National Archives along with a model representing a people of merry (mari)cylindrical (Can) proportions who are also believed to have been the ancient race of Atlantians. Often, treasonous "intellectuals" claim that we must pay homage to the far superior island people of Great Britain. But any real American would know that Tony Blair can no longer be trusted, since he is a flip-flopper and not related in any way to Atlantis as all Americans are.
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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Like it or not "American" has become a language. Americans have distanced themselves from the English language, changing many words' meanings and embracing new words. American is also full of slang. To put it into simpler terms, American and English have developed a similar lingual relationship as Italian and Latin. Italian and Latin have a lot of common words, but they are still two different languages each with their own unique words and definitions.
    The above is so ridiculously idiotic, it's almost amazing you managed to actually type it up. Latin and Italian aren't intelligible. A person speaking Latin in the 1st century would have no clue what an Italian from Rome is saying. I manage to understand everything said by the BBC pretty well. Do you? Regional slang does not create an entire language. If so, then there are about 40 different languages in Mexico depending on what state you're in. Actually, no. It's ****ing stupid to consider regionally influenced forms of speaking as languages of their own.
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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The above is so ridiculously idiotic, it's almost amazing you managed to actually type it up. Latin and Italian aren't intelligible. A person speaking Latin in the 1st century would have no clue what an Italian from Rome is saying. I manage to understand everything said by the BBC pretty well. Do you? Regional slang does not create an entire language. If so, then there are about 40 different languages in Mexico depending on what state you're in. Actually, no. It's ****ing stupid to consider regionally influenced forms of speaking as languages of their own.
    People frequently speak Latin in Italy these days. It's one of the big hypes to take Latin in high school, because even though it's a dead language it will still get you around in Italy. That's not to say some people won't be slightly confused with what you are talking about, because there are words in each language that are unique. But generally speaking Latin in Italy is perfectly normal.

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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    People frequently speak Latin in Italy these days.
    Only one place I can think of and it's for ceremonies.

    It's one of the big hypes to take Latin in high school, because even though it's a dead language it will still get you around in Italy.
    This statement contradicts the one you made above. If it's frequently spoken, it's not a dead language.

    That's not to say some people won't be slightly confused with what you are talking about, because there are words in each language that are unique. But generally speaking Latin in Italy is perfectly normal.
    Now you're simply lying and/or contradicting yourself. If Latin is spoken natively around Italy, it's not dead language. If it is as you're claiming, a dead language, then it's not normal to hear it in Italy.
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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Should we accommodate immigrants? I ask this because I see so many multilingual signs. Also Spanish is a mandatory subject in public schools. Even my delivery boxes and product instructions are multilingual. What do you think?

    I voted No. I think that if they come to America that they need to learn to speak American. If you go to other countries (most) of them don't have multilingual signs in American. We have to learn basic words when we want to vacation in Europe or Asia.
    Countries with a significant portion of the population that speak english have signs in english ... why? Because signs exist for peoplet to understand.

    The United States does not have an official language, and language flows and changes all the time, if more people speak spanish then signs should be in spanish ... plain and simple.

    The US isn't and never was a monocultural place, and that includes language.

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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm against changing society for immigrants. I'm an American immigrant in Germany right now, so I learned the German language, and haven't expected the Germans to bend to me.

    Immigration is a good thing, but you need to learn your host nation's language.
    If you lived in an area where 40% + of the people spoke english, I guarantee you they'd have signs in english.

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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Should we accommodate immigrants? I ask this because I see so many multilingual signs. Also Spanish is a mandatory subject in public schools. Even my delivery boxes and product instructions are multilingual. What do you think?

    I voted No. I think that if they come to America that they need to learn to speak American. If you go to other countries (most) of them don't have multilingual signs in American. We have to learn basic words when we want to vacation in Europe or Asia.
    the damned eyetalians will never assimilate.

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    in conclusion,

    SPEAK AMERICAN, DAMN YOU


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    Re: Should We Accommodate Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    If you lived in an area where 40% + of the people spoke english, I guarantee you they'd have signs in english.
    Well, if that were the case, they shouldn't. As an immigrant it is not your place to try to force your language on a native people. That's just ignorant and lazy. There is absolutely no excuse for that. If you want to pick another country, make some effort.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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