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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:26 PM

Melania's terrible English

First, let me say that I really don't care how most Americans who have immigrated sound...Hell, I don't care if they don't even speak English.....But with Melania it's different because of Trump's America First, anti-immigrant stance, and most of his supporters would make fun of someone who sounded like her.....On top of the that, she was portrayed as someone who was "fluent" in 5 languages. There is no way she is fluent in English, and it isn't the accent...it's the mispronunciations and the butchering of words....Again, normally I wouldn't care about an immigrant's broken English, but is the her portrayal and Trump's assholery towards immigrants.

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Reply Melania's terrible English (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 Oct 29 OP
HipChick Oct 29 #1
TheBlackAdder Oct 29 #16
qazplm135 Oct 29 #2
BainsBane Oct 29 #3
SouthernLiberal Oct 29 #4
BainsBane Oct 29 #6
JHB Oct 29 #36
HipChick Oct 29 #20
Celerity Oct 29 #41
redstatebluegirl Oct 29 #5
Ilsa Oct 29 #15
Nevilledog Oct 29 #34
lunatica Oct 29 #27
Demsrule86 Oct 29 #46
BainsBane Oct 29 #47
madaboutharry Oct 29 #7
PufPuf23 Oct 29 #13
smirkymonkey Oct 29 #23
madaboutharry Oct 29 #28
kskiska Oct 29 #31
dsc Oct 29 #40
Drahthaardogs Oct 29 #8
Butterflylady Oct 29 #9
FakeNoose Oct 29 #10
brewens Oct 29 #11
smirkymonkey Oct 29 #24
moonscape Oct 29 #35
brewens Oct 29 #44
patricia92243 Oct 29 #12
mopinko Oct 29 #32
Totally Tunsie Oct 29 #37
patricia92243 Oct 29 #43
Totally Tunsie Oct 29 #45
BannonsLiver Oct 29 #14
NurseJackie Oct 29 #17
beaglelover Oct 29 #18
hauckeye Oct 29 #19
HipChick Oct 29 #21
BlueNProud Oct 29 #22
smirkymonkey Oct 29 #26
BlueNProud Oct 29 #33
StarryNite Oct 29 #25
moondust Oct 29 #29
USALiberal Oct 29 #30
struggle4progress Oct 29 #38
Boogiemack Oct 29 #39
Mr. Ected Oct 29 #42

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:31 PM

1. This...

and she could have hired a voice coach....she pushed that birther crap..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:19 PM

16. She has no desire to assimilate with America. None whatsoever.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:31 PM

2. she has all the money in the world

and time to improve...if she cared.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:32 PM

3. She has been here a long time to have such a strong accent

but some people have more trouble with languages than others.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:37 PM

4. Not everyone loses their accent

One of my grandmothers was from Ireland. She came here as a young woman, and died at 87 with an Irish accent as strong as ever.

I have lived in South Carolina for 21 years, and still sound like a yankee.

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Response to SouthernLiberal (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:38 PM

6. I think there is a difference between not losing one's accent

and speaking with as thick of an accent as Melania. I'm told that it is usually children who come before puberty that can learn to speak accent-free. It's far less common for adults. But lots of people have accents yet still speak English perfectly. Obviously there isn't a language barrier for the Irish.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:29 PM

36. There's also a difference between someone not organically losing their accent and...

...someone with the time and resources to get voice coaching in order to learn how to lose their accent. Someone who then does not bother doing so.

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Response to SouthernLiberal (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:21 PM

20. The difference is...

she in the public eye..public speaker...

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Response to SouthernLiberal (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:49 PM

41. Your examples are intra-language accents, not inter-language

Unless you are talking about Gaeilge (Irish) being your grandmother's chief tongue, and I highly, highly doubt she was only fluent in Gaeilge.

Melania's issues are her poor English grammar and vocabulary, not her accent.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:38 PM

5. She thinks that accent is sexy I bet.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:16 PM

15. So many men who tried to mail-order her have listed

"Poor communication" as a plus.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:27 PM

34. *snort*

You're killing me today.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:50 PM

27. That's where my money is

If nothing else she’s a great example of women who go after wealthy men for the money. They stay cutesy and sexy as long as plastic surgery allows. Trump probably told he likes her accent. And the boob size she and Ivanka have, and her plastic face. Come to think about it, Ivanka also has a plastic face.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:47 PM

46. I think she is a fake...on the tapes with her friend she sounded different.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #46)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:53 PM

47. really?

Why would that serve her? It might be a difference in nerves between speaking with a friend and public speaking. I think that's more likely.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:39 PM

7. Melania does not speak 5 languages, that is a lie.

Have we ever once heard this woman speak any of the languages she claims to speak? The answer is no.

She claims to speak Italian.

But when in Italy, Melania required an interpreter to communicate with small school children. And further, when she entered the room and offered a greeting in Italian she used the incorrect tense.

She claims to speak French.

But when conversing with President and Mrs. Macron, Melania was only able to speak with them in English. Not a word of French passed her lips.

She claims to speak German:

Nope.

Her English is awful. She speaks the English of a poorly educated person.

I concede she speaks her native Slovenian.

Melania dropped out of college after 1 semester. When and where would she have learned all these languages?

In my opinion, this "5 languages lie" was bullshit that originated in the pathologically lying mind of Donald Trump. He probably also told her to lie about having a degree in Architecture from "University in Slovenia."

Excuse me, but Architecture is an incredible difficult degree to obtain. You need to be able to master Calculus. Does Melania strike you as a person who knows Calculus? It was such a blatant lie, that it was quietly retracted.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:52 PM

13. Melania probably was fluent in Serbo-Croation

as was national language of Yugoslavia.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:43 PM

23. +1000

I don't believe she speaks any other language than her own fluently. And she speaks English badly.

She has been in this country for at least 25 years and has had every opportunity to learn the language and accent fluently but she has not. If she is not stupid, then she is just lazy. Her English is atrocious for someone who has been here that long and who has been privileged. She clearly has no facility for languages.

I happen to think that she is lazy and stupid, considering her tenure as "first lady". What has she done besides coin the phrase "Be Best" and destroy the Rose Garden? Oh, yes, and the lovely Christmas decorations, which I am sure were done with the help of a consultant. Not one measurable metric to her name. Nothing. Zip.

She is the most useless, pointless "first lady" in history. She is a disgrace to this nation, just like her revolting husband and his children.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:53 PM

28. +10,000

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:18 PM

31. The Pope spoke to her in Italian.

and she needed an interpreter. She and Barron spend lots of time with her parents and they speak only in Slovenian.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:41 PM

40. Most Europeans learn other languages in grade school

I would think, given where she is from, she likely did learn Italian and German and even English while in school. But, she clearly isn't a language savant in any sense of the word. She also may not have practiced the languages. I would think her modeling career would have led her to practice Italian though.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:39 PM

8. Her Italian sucks too

Just saying. Like 1st year high school student level

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:43 PM

9. I don't like to use the word hate.

But for her and dump I make an exception.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:47 PM

10. Their hypocrisy is appalling

I have several friends who are immigrants, who speak with foreign accents of one kind or another. Doesn't bother me at all, and I enjoy their friendship and their points of view. This is not about the accents, it's about the hypocrisy of the Chumps and people like them.

Chump's own mother came from another country, and his father was born in the U.S. to parents who raised him to speak German before he spoke English. Having fluency in a 2nd language (other than English) is a sign of intelligence and mental flexibility if nothing else.

I believe Chump's hatred of immigrants is a pretense to get the MAGAts to support him. It became another one of his dog whistles, once he learned how to get the MAGAts worked up at the rallies. He'll say anything if he thinks they'll scream and cheer for it.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:59 PM

11. Here's a Slovenian in the country for half as long that speaks English like Wally Cleaver.

Maybe he's an expert linguist. Mailordia sure as shit isn't. He's pretty good at hockey too.

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Response to brewens (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:47 PM

24. His accent is almost non-existent.

He speaks English perfectly and he has been here half as long as she has. And, on top of that, he has actually done something with his life besides marry a rich guy and read fashion magazines. If he can manage to find the time to master the language, then there is no excuse for her.

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Response to brewens (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:28 PM

35. My mother (Croatian) came to


the US with my father when she was in her 30’s and while she had an accent it Was nothing like Melania’s and she spoke flawlessly with better grammar than most native English speakers.

My theory on Melania is that she hasn’t had enough practice. She and 45 probably barely speak to one another at home.

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Response to moonscape (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:20 PM

44. She can say anal is $300 in five different languages, I don't doubt that. Her English was

just enough to get by in her former occupation. The accent was probably an asset for a few years. Perverted, old, rich guys find that exotic.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:07 PM

12. Her parents live in the WH and she probably speaks all day with

them in her native language. Sounds like a combination of not enough practice in English and not using a coach to make oneself sound just a little bit plainer.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:21 PM

32. no, they live elsewhere. but so does she.

so, your point is still valid. but she could be helping them w their english, instead.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:33 PM

37. "Her parents live in the WH..."

They do? Source?

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #37)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:16 PM

43. I've heard it many times on the tv, but no link, Sorry. Michelle

Obama's mother lived in the WH. It is not uncommon for grandparents to be available for the grandchildren.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #43)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:45 PM

45. Strange...There are many sources reporting they live in Maryland, to where

Malaria and Barron would escape to get away from the WH.

Here's one:
https://www.ibtimes.com/melania-trump-son-barron-allegedly-living-maryland-flotus-parents-not-potus-2915889

Melania Trump and son Barron are allegedly living with her parents in Maryland.

There are rumors that the president and first lady are not living together. The speculations intensified after Roland Scahill, an American former theater agent, tweeted about the first couple’s rumored living arrangement in July 2019.

“Can we finally stop making believe that Melania and Baron (sic) live in the White House?” he wrote on Twitter.

The post received various reactions from the netizens, with many wondering about the security cost. Some believed that Melania is living with her parents. Another speculated that the first lady’s parents stayed in Maryland to be close to their grandson, Barron.


and another:
https://www.bustle.com/p/where-melania-trump-lives-is-a-question-the-white-house-laughs-about-all-the-time-9002681

There was a theory that the first lady was living close to son Barron's school, in a home with her parents in the D.C. suburbs. She was not seen with her husband for a while, and there were allegedly a lot of Secret Service agents at the house her parents were staying in.


There are several others, but they're behind a paywall.

Either way, no big deal. I was just surprised by your statement as I hadn't seen that elsewhere.


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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:00 PM

14. I'll always remember her most for

The images of her rubbing her hoo hoo on Trump’s plane upholstery in a series of photos that have become familiar to most.

Her moose and squirrel accent will be the other thing I remember most.

And oh yeah, besides being barely able to speak English she’s a virulent racist too.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:23 PM

17. She's reading, not speaking. She likely has no idea what at least 25% of the words mean...

... as she's sounding them out.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:36 PM

18. She's been the most inconsequential first lady in my lifetime.

Watching CNNs specials on Sundays about former first ladies, I doubt they could fill 10 minutes of what Melania has accomplished as first lady, let alone an hour.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:47 PM

19. She does know the F-word though 😄

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Response to hauckeye (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:23 PM

21. That one...yes..

Fluent in the F lang

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:23 PM

22. She's fluent in self pitying bullshit.

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Response to BlueNProud (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:49 PM

26. Didn't she say she was the most persecuted person in the country in an interview?

It was the Safari interview, but I forgot who it was with. She said she was the most bullied person in the nation. What a pathetic whiner!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:25 PM

33. The tapes reveal her to be an odious collaborator not some victim.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:47 PM

25. Yes, she pushed the birther crap that so many people still believe to be true.

I don't care about accents. My grandmother had an accent. But it's always that double standard that gets me.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:09 PM

29. Poor verbal skills.

Her written skills may be somewhat better but I doubt it. Language skills tend to atrophy with disuse.

Why haven't Republicans who typically hate immigrants made a bigger scandal out of "that ferner livin in our Whitey House"?!!

Don't forget that her parents used "chain migration" despite Dotard's hostility to it for others.

Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:13 PM

30. Amazing double standard. nt

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:35 PM

38. She can say "Black should back Kenya going!" in five languages!

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:36 PM

39. Rep. Omar certainly speaks so much better than Melania. Wonder what the Trumpians

think about that?

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:54 PM

42. Are you telling me the author and creator of the BE BEST slogan is English-challenged?

WAY NO!

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