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Unfreakin' believable... what's that in Spanish?

Old 04-07-07, 06:51 PM
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Unfreakin' believable... what's that in Spanish?

I am getting fed up with running into Spanish on a daily basis.

Hey, I live in the Northeast. The illegal invasion hasn't quite reached here yet. (Makes me think they should re-do Red Dawn with Mexicans instead of Russians...)

Having to hear "marka dose" on commercials is bad enough.

What threw me over the edge was when I went to a car wash to use a vacuum cleaner. For some reason, the damn thing talks, when you put money in, how much time there is, when time is running out, etc.

But after every time it says something, it repeats it - IN SPANISH!

Is that really necessary????

Anyone else run across crap like this? If making English the official language would mean the end of Spanish speaking vacuum cleaners, and "marka dose," I'm all for it.
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Infriqino belifaboloso?
Old 04-07-07, 07:01 PM
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You are being:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_assimilation

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I wasn't aware that everyone who speaks Spanish is here illegally.
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there are very real problems in the world. and then there's people who manufacture them. just consider it a free Spanish lesson and GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE!!!

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Originally Posted by Cygnet74
there are very real problems in the world. and then there's people who manufacture them. just consider it a free Spanish lesson and GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE!!!
Hey, if it bothers you so god damn much, why did you bother responding when you can go and get on with your own miserable life?

Following your logic, what the hell are any of us doing here talking about all this nonsense? Shut the site down! Let's get on with our lives! Last one out shut off the server and turn off the lights!

I happen to think it's absolutely ridiculous that they have to program a vacuum cleaner to say "one dollar" in Spanish in the United States.

And of course not everyone here who speaks Spanish is here illegally. But I would tend to think those who took the trouble to obey the law and come here legally would also take the effort to learn English. I would suspect a lot of the illegals don't do that, and speak only Spanish.

It's like this - not all Spanish speaking people are here illegally, but most of the people here illegally speak Spanish.
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bueno, si no te gusta lo que oyes en el lugar de lavar carros, te puedes ir mucho a la ching...a...da
aqui estamos y no nos vamos... aprende a vivir la realidad...

I am not illegal by the way, but I do speak Spanish... I am also not Mexican...
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I live in Arizona. Everything is in English and Spanish here.

Vivo en Arizona. Todos son en ingles y espanol aqui.
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Creo que es actualmente "marque dos".
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I live in Texas. It's just a way of life down here. Doesn't bother me a bit.
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I live in Orlando. Everyone here speaks Spanish. I absolutely hate it and want to leave as soon as possible. So, yeah I agree with the OP.
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Originally Posted by montecristo
I am not illegal by the way, but I do speak Spanish... I am also not Mexican...
Are you a vacuum cleaner?
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Don't let him suck up to you, Bronkster.
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
I live in Arizona. Everything is in English and Spanish here.

Vivo en Arizona. Todos son en ingles y espanol aqui.
I was in Vegas recently for the first time. While I went along for a shopping trip at a Ross store, I felt like the only one in the store who spoke English. It was bizarre.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Are you a vacuum cleaner?
Old 04-07-07, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Are you a vacuum cleaner?
as close to a vacuum cleaner as you are to a recently used unflushed toilet
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Originally Posted by montecristo
as close to a vacuum cleaner as you are to a recently used unflushed toilet
This might get good!
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to the OP
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
I wasn't aware that everyone who speaks Spanish is here illegally.
...and now you are.
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
I was in Vegas recently for the first time. While I went along for a shopping trip at a Ross store, I felt like the only one in the store who spoke English. It was bizarre.
Well, then, I guess we shouldn't have taken Nevada from Mexico.
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
¿¿¿¿Is that really necessary????
Agreed. When you come over here, you learn the language right now. AND NO VACUUM CLEANERS FOR YOU UNTIL YOU DO!!!
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They just passed a law in Italy making Italian the official language. Too bad our pols are more interested in pandering rather than making people learn English which will actually improve the lives of the people they are pandering to.
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Originally Posted by dork
Agreed. When you come over here, you learn the language right now. AND NO VACUUM CLEANERS FOR YOU UNTIL YOU DO!!!
but, which is the language?
the one who most people speak?
is there a language mandated by the government?
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It doesn't bother me, but here in small town Indiana I don't see much of it. When I was CSR there were always comments about the automative system using both languages. Like I had a freakin choice about what was on the automated system. If I did option 1 would have been "if you are a dumbass hang up now".

I do think it would get frustrating to go into a store and having to deal with someone that doesn't understand English.
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Originally Posted by bhk
They just passed a law in Italy making Italian the official language. Too bad our pols are more interested in pandering rather than making people learn English which will actually improve the lives of the people they are pandering to.
why would learning English improve the lives of the people they are pandering to? and how?
So if everyone in the world learns English, they automatically improve their lives?
Learning another language does indeed improve our lives, not necessarily English though.
Who is to benefit more? for people to learn English (in the US) or the businesses who cater to these people? do you know the purchasing power of the Latinos in the US? and it is only increasing.

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