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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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English only? Wake up!

Yesterday, it was announced that ABC will be dubbing* or close captioning its' programs in spanish.* This is a major american network folks
Is this just a sign of the times, something to get used to, or maybe something to be stopped?
Is bilingualism good, or english should be mandatory everywhere except* say one's home?(though respecting freedom of speech)


Hmm, could of done a poll on this but gotta let things cool down for a while.....

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Re: English only? Wake up!

Personally, I believe that in this nation of immigrants, one common language unites the country.* Imagine what would happen if everyone spoke their own native language.* Just look at the red tape alone currently in the european union, where all documents must be translated in many languages!
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We are taking over...the minority will soon be the majority voter!!!!


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[quote author=Daviso3 link=topic=29067.msg401673#msg401673 date=1126369334]
We are taking over...the minority will soon be the majority voter!!!!
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[quote author=Daviso3 link=topic=29067.msg401673#msg401673 date=1126369334]
We are taking over...the minority will soon be the majority voter!!!!
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Yah, by that time you will be assimilated and speak english, as many second generation americans do.
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What no POLL?


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Re: English only? Wake up!

There should be a main language that is somewhat required and then all of the other languages are optional. I'm just getting kind of pissed at having to look at four or five pages of instructions till I find the one in English. That or seeing a sign be 4x as big as it has to be because its written in English, Spanish, French, and German.

Vegasdriver, as you say there should be a unity formed by a common language. And that could at least be one way we are all the same.

I think the problem is that the English language is begining to fall apart. You really can't expect immigrants to know how to speak English fluently. At least not while we have poor speaking people here already, and English is thier native language. Perhaps this is another reason for a better education system here in the states. And while we are at it, we should be more involved in foreign languages. In many other countries it is common for them to start teaching a second language (often English) at a very young age.
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America for the Americans!

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[quote author=Olive Drab link=topic=29067.msg401848#msg401848 date=1126382097]
America for the Americans!
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yeah north , south and central!


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[quote author=Vegasdriver link=topic=29067.msg401704#msg401704 date=1126371164]
[quote author=Daviso3 link=topic=29067.msg401673#msg401673 date=1126369334]
We are taking over...the minority will soon be the majority voter!!!!
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Yah, by that time you will be assimilated and speak english, as many second generation americans do.

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I don't think that will happen. Certain cultures hold onto their roots MUCH more than others in America. The issue is that whites aren't having enough kids anymore because they prefer to be independent and/or career-oriented rather than rear children. The average number of kids per white household is dropping drastically. On the flipside, the minorities are reproducing at astonishing rates. Sociologists calculate that white people will be the minority in the U.S. (to be superceded by hispanics in first place, and blacks in second) within our lifetime (~50 years). That is, unless we're all speaking Chinese by then :P


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