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So I was looking around LJ to see if there were any active Opie and Anthony communities because they're on the air going on and on and on about MySpace and well... myspace is vile.

And somehow, becuase they have "opie and anthony" in their interest list, I found This. People are fucking amazing. Someone who's a teletype translator for hearing impaired phone calls saying that they won't type over anything in Spanish (while they'll do it in French or German) becuase they are mad that people in this country are expected to be at least vaguely multi-lingual.

I understand that it's frustrating sometimes to be surrounded by people who don't speak your language. In some places, they really need native speakers.. like banks, tech support, mortgage handlers, etc. But being pissed that the 40 year old woman at McDonalds instinctively said "que" instead of "what" tells me that you probably live in Whitey Town and have never been outside of the country. (That plus the racist shit thrown in that no one really bothers to call down... plus the flagrant misuse of the English language throughout main posts and replies... it's a little difficult to take the angry white people seriously)

Americans should be multi-lingual. We should all at least have a working knowledge of Spanish and probably French. We're the only country in the world with this insane attachment to a language we inherited. Japanese kids are taught English in school as part of their mandatory education. Why, in America, are language classes still an elective?


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Nov. 29th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
'Cause we're morons. (present company excluded, I'm happy to say). :-/

And I gotta say, I got on myspace recently because a friend of mine is basically most reachable there. While I haven't encountered anything personally offensive (fortunately, I'm only connected to actual friends there), technically it strikes me as - I'll be polite - IN NEED OF WORK. I have to keep asking people "it's not just me, right? It actually sucks?"

sorry, I rant. People suck. Nuke the planet.
Dec. 1st, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
A Silly little joke for ya
What do you call a person that speaks three languages???
Tri lingual
What do you call a person that speaks two languages???
Bi lingual
What do you call a person that speaks one language???

I couldn't agree with you more...
Even some colleges don't require a language, like mine... Even though they offer French(No Spanish mind you which would probably be more helpful)They usually end up canceling the class cause not enough students sign up... And if you do complete the first level, then forget about level two.
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