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Thread: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    I will say this. Every time I hear someone say, I'm an Irish-American or an African-American I always ask, "Oh really? What part of Ireland are you from? What part of Africa are you from?"
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I'm not sobbing at all, Chris. I'm shaking my damn head that people are complaining about multiculturalism in America, for crying out loud. America.

    Damn.
    I'm not complaining about anyone's culture. I am stating the facts about how not being able to communicate effectively can have negative effects on not only the immigrant but also the people around him or her and how if a person is planning to move to another country (not being allowed in on an emergency basis of course), then that person is responsible for learning the native language.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Well I've always been told that the best way to learn a language is to move to the country and immerse yourself in the culture.

    Maybe other countries were told the same thing.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well I've always been told that the best way to learn a language is to move to the country and immerse yourself in the culture.

    Maybe other countries were told the same thing.
    If you move to a country and you can't understand what people are talking about, you are more than likely going to be living in poverty.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Right - on the backs of the people that we took the country away from.
    And? Why does that give every new "Johnny come lately" on the block the right to build a new culture on our own backs instead?

    That seems a lot like "two wrongs making a right," which is fallacious reasoning.

    The fact of the matter here is that our culture's history is completely irrelevant. What matters is that it exists now, and forms the standard upon which American society has formed.

    Creating needless deviation from that established norm is only going to cause problems, not solve them.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Speak for yourself. Foreign languages are an elective for the most part and should remain so. We don't force our people to learn foreign languages against their will. And that certainly doesn't mean that a person has an aversion to education in general, but just to learning a foreign language perhaps. Your hyperbole is stupid.
    You have an aversion to education. We "force" people to learn how add two numbers together, why don't we teach the just as useful skill of speaking a foreign language? I not talking strictly Spanish here either, just about any language would make a good choice.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    If you move to a country and you can't understand what people are talking about, you are more than likely going to be living in poverty.
    Doubtful. Money talks. Most any country worth living in has expat communities, anyway, so it's not like you are going to be wandering around the town square, asking for a bathroom.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well I've always been told that the best way to learn a language is to move to the country and immerse yourself in the culture.

    Maybe other countries were told the same thing.
    I believe some people have the gift, more than others. One of my grandfathers spoke 6 languages, mom spoke two fluently and I can barely speak one...lol
    Maybe if I moved to some place where I had no choice.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I will say this. Every time I hear someone say, I'm an Irish-American or an African-American I always ask, "Oh really? What part of Ireland are you from? What part of Africa are you from?"
    We trace our roots back to County Clare.

    In any case, there's nothing wrong with acknowledging one's heritage. The problem here comes from people taking their ethnic identity more seriously than their national identity.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You have an aversion to education. We "force" people to learn how add two numbers together, why don't we teach the just as useful skill of speaking a foreign language? I not talking strictly Spanish here either, just about any language would make a good choice.
    Our country is falling behind in education as it is. Learning a foreign language should be the least of your concerns when it comes to education. In fact, we probably have more bilingual people now than ever in the past, and our country is behind other countries when it comes to test scores.

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