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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 09:15 AM
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18. Thanks for the reply
and I certainly didn't mean to imply that it would be anyone's intention to offend, I guess I'm just asking what etiquette dictates.
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  -Is it bigoted to expect all people present at an event to Le Taz Hot  Mar-23-11 09:00 AM   #0 
  - "akin to whispering as it's designed to keep people OUT of the conversation?"  marmar   Mar-23-11 09:01 AM   #1 
  - You know, that was really unkind.  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:06 AM   #7 
  - And he gave you an honest answer.  ieoeja   Mar-23-11 09:31 AM   #26 
  - It's unkind to think that people speaking other languages are talking about you  Hugabear   Mar-23-11 10:37 AM   #49 
  - +1  geardaddy   Mar-23-11 09:43 AM   #37 
  - It wouldn't bother me in the slightest.  Lucinda   Mar-23-11 09:02 AM   #2 
  - I'm multilingual and have been in situations where I don't speak the primary language present in  Brickbat   Mar-23-11 09:03 AM   #3 
  - Why would I care if people speak to each other in a different language?  xchrom   Mar-23-11 09:03 AM   #4 
  - When are all 12 people at a social gathering ever in the same conversation?  Demit   Mar-23-11 09:05 AM   #5 
  - Okay, let's cut the number in half.  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:08 AM   #11 
     - Even then, people have asides meant for only one or two people.  Brickbat   Mar-23-11 09:13 AM   #16 
  - okay, here is a different perspective. I grew up in the military, and there were many languages  niyad   Mar-23-11 09:05 AM   #6 
  - I wasn't speaking of private conversations, but of  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:07 AM   #9 
  - When I lived in South America, it was considered very poor manners  Common Sense Party   Mar-23-11 09:06 AM   #8 
  - That's my feeling but  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:10 AM   #12 
  - +1  Gold Metal Flake   Mar-23-11 09:25 AM   #21 
  - Exactly...  haikugal   Mar-23-11 09:37 AM   #31 
  - Maybe it is a generational thing.  Common Sense Party   Mar-23-11 09:39 AM   #35 
  - But those are countries that tend to believe in common courtesy.  bobbolink   Mar-23-11 10:39 AM   #50 
     - Ahhhhhhh.  Common Sense Party   Mar-23-11 10:42 AM   #51 
  - only time this would be rude is the dinner table, IMO.  KittyWampus   Mar-23-11 09:08 AM   #10 
  - That would be a better  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:13 AM   #15 
  - I was at a gathering where we entertained Russian musicians  NV Whino   Mar-23-11 09:10 AM   #13 
  - Loving the French  JustAnotherGen   Mar-23-11 09:12 AM   #14 
  - Thanks for the reply  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:15 AM   #18 
  - Celebrate Diversity  zorahopkins   Mar-23-11 09:13 AM   #17 
  - At the expense of open interaction with all guests?  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:19 AM   #19 
     - With all due respect, you seem to be looking for reasons to be offended  blondeatlast   Mar-23-11 09:30 AM   #25 
     - I'm sorry you see it that way.  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:37 AM   #32 
     - Control?  zorahopkins   Mar-23-11 09:32 AM   #27 
        - Well said. I'm reminded of the scene in "Animal House" where the "unacceptable" pledges  blondeatlast   Mar-23-11 09:38 AM   #33 
  - Not an uncommon situation -- let the language go wherever it goes.  Buzz Clik   Mar-23-11 09:22 AM   # 
  - OK, well apparently I'm trying to  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:27 AM   #23 
     - Our parties are always a blend of many internationals:  Buzz Clik   Mar-23-11 09:39 AM   # 
     - Once more, with anthropology  JackintheGreen   Mar-23-11 10:06 AM   #43 
        - Agreed.  geardaddy   Mar-23-11 10:27 AM   #45 
  - then how are they supposed to talk about you?  CreekDog   Mar-23-11 09:22 AM   #20 
  - Another unnecessarly  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:25 AM   #22 
  - Your description may or may not be rude. I think this would have to be examined case by case.  ZombieHorde   Mar-23-11 09:30 AM   #24 
  - So 8 out of 12 speak Spanish...  Iggo   Mar-23-11 09:34 AM   #28 
  - +1. I was going to try to be polite, but the OP does seem to have an agenda  blondeatlast   Mar-23-11 09:42 AM   #36 
  - I live in Arizona--maybe that colors my perspective. Doesn't bother me in the least and I'm  blondeatlast   Mar-23-11 09:35 AM   #29 
  - How about the 4 people take a Spanish class  lame54   Mar-23-11 09:35 AM   #30 
  - Mods -- please lock.  Le Taz Hot   Mar-23-11 09:39 AM   #34 
  - You aren't getting the answers you wanted--you're getting honest ones.  blondeatlast   Mar-23-11 09:45 AM   #38 
  - There has been a lot of discussion on this thread.  Bunny   Mar-23-11 10:35 AM   #48 
  - People should be allowed to do what they want unless it impedes on others right to do the same...  Fearless   Mar-23-11 09:46 AM   #39 
  - Yeah, I think it's kind of rude.  Dash87   Mar-23-11 09:46 AM   #40 
  - Let's assume I host a dinner party  Coyote_Bandit   Mar-23-11 09:54 AM   #41 
  - True story ..  AsahinaKimi   Mar-23-11 10:04 AM   #42 
  - That's F'ed up.  geardaddy   Mar-23-11 10:28 AM   #46 
  - why do you assume it's *designed* to keep other people out of the conversation  fishwax   Mar-23-11 10:17 AM   #44 
  - Doesn't bother me  JonLP24   Mar-23-11 10:31 AM   #47 
  - Locking  cbayer   Mar-23-11 10:48 AM   #52 

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