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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:51 PM
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19. Wow, I can see why you put up your OP.
That's disgusting. My stand is that people who immigrate here should learn English, as that IS the primary language of the country (even if it's not the "official" language), but to say that people who speak Spanish should NOT get benefits -- especially LEGAL immigrants -- is just plain crazy. Good grief, some people are too stupid to live.
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  -Spanish is NOT an Evil Language rene moon  Mar-29-06 12:40 PM   #0 
  - I'm exactly opposite the "English only" xenophobes  Warpy   Mar-29-06 12:44 PM   #1 
  - Why should Spanish take priority over other foreign languages?  Virginian   Mar-29-06 01:07 PM   #4 
  - Look at our hemisphere  Warpy   Mar-29-06 01:09 PM   #5 
  - I agree...  Jack_DeLeon   Mar-29-06 01:13 PM   #7 
  - Look at our world.  Virginian   Mar-29-06 05:36 PM   #11 
  - No one is aksing to give priority  rene moon   Mar-29-06 01:21 PM   #9 
  - And if someone is living in New Hampshire or Maine,  Virginian   Mar-29-06 05:33 PM   #10 
  - I actually think Spanish should be taught on the areas  Horse with no Name   Mar-29-06 05:52 PM   #21 
  - yep -- north American languages in elementary school...  SmokingJacket   Mar-30-06 06:49 PM   #60 
  - A few possible reasons.  July   Mar-29-06 06:01 PM   #28 
  - I'd say that students should have a choice to learn whichever of the  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-29-06 06:10 PM   #31 
  - For all the land covered by treaty, Spanish is the co-equal  sfexpat2000   Mar-29-06 06:10 PM   #32 
  - Please influence your school district to offer many languages.  Bridget Burke   Mar-30-06 08:36 AM   #42 
  - I'd prefer people choose their own second (or 3rd or 4th)  mondo joe   Mar-29-06 06:11 PM   #33 
  - It is at my daughter's school.  knitter4democracy   Mar-30-06 08:21 AM   #39 
  - American children are introduced to foreign languages too late  GloriaSmith   Mar-30-06 08:23 AM   #41 
  - Yeah Canada has such good expierences as  nomad1776   Mar-29-06 12:48 PM   #2 
  - Please. It is totally different  Maestro   Mar-29-06 01:15 PM   #8 
  - Care to elaborate?...nt  SidDithers   Mar-30-06 08:43 AM   #43 
     - The problem is that those in the French speaking province  nomad1776   Mar-30-06 07:25 PM   #61 
        - Were the Quebecois first class citizens....  Bridget Burke   Mar-31-06 01:14 PM   #64 
  - La Lengua Del Mal!  porphyrian   Mar-29-06 12:53 PM   #3 
  - I have ton on the subject  Maestro   Mar-29-06 01:12 PM   #6 
  - Who is saying Spanish is an "evil" language?  WilliamPitt   Mar-29-06 05:37 PM   #12 
  - I guess you haven't heard what I've heard.  Cleita   Mar-29-06 05:48 PM   #17 
     - Wow, I can see why you put up your OP.  SeattleGirl   Mar-29-06 05:51 PM   #19 
     - Many people get upset when others dare speak another language...  Bridget Burke   Mar-30-06 08:53 AM   #44 
     - In one of my previous jobs,  Virginian   Mar-30-06 03:35 PM   #58 
        - Did you ask why they were speaking Chinese?  Bridget Burke   Mar-31-06 01:11 PM   #63 
           - They did it frequently.  Virginian   Mar-31-06 04:37 PM   #65 
     - There have been cases  Marie26   Mar-30-06 09:08 AM   #50 
  - Hmm? Well, whoever decided I had to dial 1 to speak English is evil  Jersey Devil   Mar-29-06 05:38 PM   #13 
  - The only evil language is the language of hate  SeattleGirl   Mar-29-06 05:40 PM   #14 
  - There is a little saying out there about European languages.  Cleita   Mar-29-06 05:41 PM   #15 
  - "spanish is the language you use to talk to your housekeeper"  sweetheart   Mar-29-06 05:46 PM   #16 
  - There's nothing wrong with English because in my lifetime  Cleita   Mar-29-06 05:51 PM   #18 
  - no blame  sweetheart   Mar-29-06 06:09 PM   #30 
  - I don't see as much "blame" as sadness.  Bridget Burke   Mar-30-06 09:08 AM   #49 
  - You do realize that Israel has TWO national languages?  Behind the Aegis   Mar-29-06 05:55 PM   #22 
     - I think one good thing that COULD possibly come out of this  SeattleGirl   Mar-29-06 05:58 PM   #26 
     - I think it's absolutely essential  Marie26   Mar-30-06 09:18 AM   #51 
     - are they equal?  sweetheart   Mar-29-06 06:00 PM   #27 
        - so equal" means arabic over hebrew?  pelsar   Mar-29-06 10:50 PM   #34 
           - facts indeed  sweetheart   Mar-30-06 04:06 AM   #35 
              - wrong culture....  pelsar   Mar-30-06 05:40 AM   #36 
                 - good  sweetheart   Mar-30-06 08:17 AM   #38 
  - Wait a minute. Chavez and Castro speak Spanish, right?  KamaAina   Mar-29-06 05:51 PM   #20 
  - I would bet that Chavez's first language isn't Spanish but  Cleita   Mar-29-06 05:55 PM   #23 
     - Quechua is not spoken in Venezuela. The country is not really "Andean"  Bridget Burke   Mar-30-06 09:00 AM   #46 
        - Quechua is spoken in Peru. There are many dialects like  Cleita   Mar-30-06 12:09 PM   #54 
           - Chavez came from a poor family, but his parents were teachers.  Bridget Burke   Mar-30-06 12:52 PM   #56 
              - It is, but I'm sure, like in immigrant families in the states, the  Cleita   Mar-30-06 02:02 PM   #57 
  - I used to live in Spain  DFW   Mar-29-06 05:56 PM   #24 
  - "Spanish-Spanish" has such an interesting dialect, vis a vis Latin America  Ignacio Upton   Mar-29-06 06:03 PM   #29 
     - "Spanish-Spanish" is a lot harder to learn  Marie26   Mar-30-06 09:21 AM   #52 
        - My high school Spanish teacher had an interesting encounter with this  Ignacio Upton   Mar-30-06 06:44 PM   #59 
  - People should be required to learn English when coming here, BUT  Ignacio Upton   Mar-29-06 05:57 PM   #25 
  - My grandparents came here from Italy in 1920.  _testify_   Mar-30-06 08:59 AM   #45 
  - Who said it was?  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-30-06 05:43 AM   #37 
  - I think the point of her story was the use of shame and force to make  Neil Lisst   Mar-30-06 08:22 AM   #40 
  - The people who taught the OP's parents did.  Bridget Burke   Mar-30-06 09:03 AM   #47 
  - SPANISH IN NOT A FOREIGN LANGUAGE  Bad Thoughts   Mar-30-06 09:07 AM   #48 
  - Spanish came from Europe just like English. I guess we  Cleita   Mar-30-06 12:11 PM   #55 
     - Absolutely!  Bad Thoughts   Mar-30-06 07:50 PM   #62 
  - Europeans learns several languages before they graduate HS.  Odin2005   Mar-30-06 10:22 AM   #53 
  - Europeans learn several languages  DFW   Mar-31-06 04:49 PM   #66 
 

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