Gut Rumbles
 

September 27, 2005

completely suckworthy

Diversity ("ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!!!") is one thing, but this is another. If you come to this country and don't have the common courtesy to learn the English language, you should be thrown out on your ass.

In California, Spanish is more important than English, Paik. "I haven't found any inconvenience because I don't speak English.

Ain't that sweet?

Got-dam! Let's give California back to Mexico. Mexicans are experienced at picking fruits and that state is full of them. Let the Hispanics move in and take over.

Or let that benighted state slide into the ocean after the next big earthquake.

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Our coupons in the Sunday paper now come in English/ Spanish, buses and billboards are now in Spanish. Where I work the boss' wife keeps saying that I need to learn it (she's mexican). I keep telling her "no I don't, I live in the USA, NOT mexico." You want to talk to me? Do it in English.

Posted by: Maeve on September 27, 2005 12:57 PM

There's more practical reasons than that for them to learn English...one of which being that they do not have the technical words in their language to properly identify things and therefore become efficient at fixing things. For example...bolt in their language covers ALL bolts and screws..and we know how many different kinds there are, right...it's all bolt in Spanish. Now that really limits your ability to communicate when your language doesn't have enough words, eh?

Posted by: Kelly on September 27, 2005 01:41 PM

What I hate is you get them damn immigrants on the phone doing customer service and you can't understand a word they're saying.

And I bought a bowflex not too long ago, there is a complete set of instructions in English, one in Spanish and one in friggin FRENCH. Give me a break.

Posted by: Alaska Kim on September 27, 2005 01:58 PM

We got the same problem up here in Canada, compounded by the fact that we have two official languages (French and English). For example, one hospital near Chinatown hires Mandarin-speaking nurses, because a lot of their patients don't speak anything else.

I've always said that immigrants should have one year to demonstrate at least conversation-level knowledge of at least one of the official languages, or they should be thrown out.

If I move to China, I'll have to learn Chinese. Why is the reverse racist and incensitive?*

(*Rhethorical question. I already know the answer: because English is the language of the Oppressor.)

Posted by: V-Man on September 27, 2005 03:21 PM

Hell, I live in a close suburb of Washington DC (the capital of the ENGLISH-speaking world) and my bank? Well, damn... every poster, brochure, everything having to do with the services offered is in...
SPANISH!
WTF? Nary a printed word anywhere in English.
The bank?
Bank of "America".
South America, maybe?
Sheesh.

Posted by: Horrabin on September 27, 2005 09:29 PM

Como esta, "Suck my dick and go back where you belong"?

Posted by: BJK on September 27, 2005 11:41 PM

That'd be "Como se dice, 'suck my ...etc.' "


Posted by: Marianne in CA on September 28, 2005 02:33 AM
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