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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 01:54 PM
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4. When I lived in Moscow, I had to learn Russian...
whether it was "don't lean on subway doors," "danger," "women," etc.

We also hit the dilemma of what languages we are going to favor. In this area, everything is also in Spanish, despite the fact that we have a ton of Russian and Chinese immigrants here. Are Russians and Chinese - who come from languages with completely different alphabets - expected to read English, but Spanish not?

We play favorites to Spanish speakers too much.
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  -Officials Call 'Speak English' Sign Discriminatory dwickham  Oct-12-05 01:44 PM   #0 
  - what if it said please?  tk2kewl   Oct-12-05 01:48 PM   #1 
  - I agree with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, specially if you don't  Missy M   Oct-12-05 01:49 PM   #2 
  - nor could you read the sign  tk2kewl   Oct-12-05 01:51 PM   #3 
     - When I lived in Moscow, I had to learn Russian...  MookieWilson   Oct-12-05 01:54 PM   #4 
     - When my daughter lived and worked in Venezuela, American....  Missy M   Oct-12-05 01:58 PM   #7 
     - That's just stupid though  YOY   Oct-12-05 02:04 PM   #10 
     - My wife is pissed her off immensely when she  YOY   Oct-12-05 02:04 PM   #9 
     - That's the point. The sign isn't instructional, it's meant to make a  jobycom   Oct-12-05 02:03 PM   #8 
        - Very offensive, I am sure.  purduejake   Oct-12-05 02:37 PM   #16 
        - .  bammertheblue   Oct-14-05 09:15 PM   #22 
  - Might as well have a sign that says "If you are blind, use the other door"  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-12-05 01:55 PM   #5 
  - "Must Speak English" sign is on a help wanted ad at a pizza place here.  Skarbrowe   Oct-12-05 01:57 PM   #6 
  - I think it is a common requirement.  purduejake   Oct-12-05 02:19 PM   #12 
  - This is one reason why liberalism is criticized.  purduejake   Oct-12-05 02:13 PM   #11 
  - It makes no sense to me that a person couldn't get service because...  Missy M   Oct-12-05 02:24 PM   #13 
  - Is it unfair?  purduejake   Oct-12-05 02:26 PM   #14 
  - Yes it is unfair the same as if you were in a foreign country and they...  Missy M   Oct-12-05 02:37 PM   #15 
     - I think we agree in principal...  purduejake   Oct-12-05 02:47 PM   #17 
  - .  bammertheblue   Oct-14-05 09:29 PM   #23 
  - i am with you.  tk2kewl   Oct-12-05 02:52 PM   #18 
  - it's not hurting feelings  dwickham   Oct-12-05 03:27 PM   #19 
  - Just so long as they leave S.O.D. alone.  Scoots   Oct-13-05 05:45 PM   #20 
  - What about "We only understand English" n/t  jody   Oct-14-05 05:11 PM   #21 

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