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Junebug68
07-10-2008, 11:11 AM
This is the same DUmmy from the "oil is racist!" thread - he's just asking for some sort of DUmbass reward :rolleyes:


RGBolen (1000+ posts) Wed Jul-09-08 04:56 PM
Original message
People need to learn to accept the fact that Spanish is the language of the Western hemisphere
Not English, French or Portuguese. Spanish is the predominant language of the hemisphere in which we live.


Even the other DUmmies don't believe him:


turtlensue (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-10-08 08:34 AM
Response to Original message
41. Been to the Carribean lately?
Spanish is spoken, yes but so is French, English, Dutch and all sorts of local dialects.
Even in South America there are a few old British Colonies where English is the majority language.
Is Spanish a common tongue here. Yes. But the majority? Umm, I don't think so.
You are also ignoring a very large Populus country named Canada where English/French is the ruling language.

And then there's this - get the granite ready!


JMackT (19 posts) Thu Jul-10-08 10:54 AM
Response to Original message
44. We speak english in America
If you want to come live here then you should learn our language.
I know we dont have a national language, but I should not have to learn another language because others refuse to learn mine.
I should learn another language because it will make me a more rounded individual...I am working on that, but its not spanish.


Poor poor fool - he has to learn to never say anything remotely sane.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3589712

Gingersnap
07-10-2008, 11:49 AM
English is the language of international commerce and science. It's the Latin of the 21st century.

Teetop
07-10-2008, 11:58 AM
SnObama doesn't even know how to speak spanish. Spanish would not help talking to Mexicans at all, two different languages.

By the way, all air traffic controllers speak English on the job, worldwide.

LibraryLady
07-10-2008, 12:18 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/world_language_map.gif

http://www.allcountries.org/maps/world_language_maps.html

See also World Language Map
Rank, Countries2 Population3
language (in millions)
1. Chinese, Mandarin Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, S. Africa, Taiwan, Thailand 1120
2. English Australia, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, S. Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tonga, U.K., U.S., Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, many Caribbean states, Zambia. 480
3. Spanish Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Eq. Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Togo, Tunisia, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. 332
4. Arabic Egypt, Sudan, ALgeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, UAE, Oman, Iraq, Lebanon 235
5. Bengali Bangladesh, India, Singapore 189
6. Hindi India, Nepal, Singapore, S. Africa, Uganda 182
7. Russian Belarus, China, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, U.S., Uzbekistan 180
8. Portuguese Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, France, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe 170
9. Japanese Japan, Singapore, Taiwan 125
10. German Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland 98
Chart (http://www.photius.com/rankings/languages2.html)

biccat
07-10-2008, 12:23 PM
English Speaking:
1 United States $13,750,000,000,000
5 United Kingdom $2,472,000,000,000
11 Canada $1,144,000,000,000
15 Australia $687,900,000,000

= $18.05 trillion.

Spanish Speaking:
14 Mexico $784,400,000,000.00
28 Argentina $245,600,000,000.00
36 Puerto Rico $184,200,000,000.00
37 Venezuela $166,000,000,000.00
45 Columbia $116,400,000,000.00
46 Chile $107,700,000,000.00
54 Peru $84,540,000,000.00
64 Cuba $45,100,000,000.00
65 Ecuador $43,760,000,000.00
70 Angola $35,030,000,000.00
74 Guatemala $31,350,000,000.00
80 Costa Rica $23,290,000,000.00
81 Dominican Republic $22,540,000,000.00
85 Panama $18,170,000,000.00
91 El Salvador $16,060,000,000.00
93 Uruguay $15,690,000,000.00
100 Bolivia $12,800,000,000.00
111 Honduras $9,200,000,000.00
116 Paraguay $8,258,000,000.00
135 Nicaragua $5,134,000,000.00
168 España $1,372,000,000.00
170 Belize $1,138,000,000.00

=$1.98 trillion

LibraryLady
07-10-2008, 12:40 PM
More DU nonsense. I swear, they just make stuff up!!


TreasonousBastard (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-10-08 12:06 PM
Response to Original message (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=6481035&mesg_id=6481085)
15. He was right but you're screwed because...
it will be a while before most Americans realize the benefits of being multi-lingual. Last I heard, Spanish is now the most common language in the world, although Mandarin Chinese is catching up fast.

(Try telling them having more than one language means more opportunity and more money in your pocket.)

Junebug68
07-10-2008, 12:56 PM
Here's another gem:


Bornaginhooligan (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-10-08 12:31 PM
Response to Reply #44
52. You should learn spanish. Being an American isn't an excuse for being lazy.

I do not have to learn spanish just to live in America. They need to learn English. I'd never go to Mexico and demand everyone else learn English just to accomodate me. Four words sum up my position on the language debate: "Press one for English."

ralph wiggum
07-10-2008, 12:57 PM
More DU nonsense. I swear, they just make stuff up!!

DUmmies don't need facts, LL. You should know that by now. ;)

LibraryLady
07-10-2008, 12:59 PM
DUmmies don't need facts, LL. You should know that by now. ;)

I think that's why one of my moles got banned over there. I kept disrupting their fantasies with the truth.

ReaganForRus
07-10-2008, 01:37 PM
Here's another gem:



I do not have to learn spanish just to live in America. They need to learn English. I'd never go to Mexico and demand everyone else learn English just to accomodate me. Four words sum up my position on the language debate: "Press one for English."

Total immersion into the English language by immigrants and their children is the only way to go. In teaching
ESL, 95% of the immigrants attending the classes want to learn and write English. they know the advantage of
using English will advance them socially and economically. What truly amazes me is the number of immigrants
who want to then take writing courses and advanced English classes.

Doc Savage
07-10-2008, 02:12 PM
Bornaginhooligan (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-10-08 12:31 PM
Response to Reply #44
52. You should learn spanish. Being an American isn't an excuse for being lazy.


Thats what pissed me off all the time when I go to Mexico and Montreal. No one there make the effort to learn English so they can take my order. Hell, even the menues are in a foreign language. I guess they are just as LAZY as Americans

enslaved1
07-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Thats what pissed me off all the time when I go to Mexico and Montreal. No one there make the effort to learn English so they can take my order. Hell, even the menues are in a foreign language. I guess they are just as LAZY as Americans

No, only evil, powermad, racist American overlords are lazy. Other nationalities doing the exact same things are only holding to their own culture.

SarasotaRepub
07-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Only English (Basic) was spoken on the Death Star. :mad::D

Jeese these morons are pathetic. :rolleyes:

FDK
07-10-2008, 09:25 PM
Thats what pissed me off all the time when I go to Mexico and Montreal. No one there make the effort to learn English so they can take my order. Hell, even the menues are in a foreign language. I guess they are just as LAZY as Americans

Many (but certainly not all) of Quebec's residents are just snotty French-like a-holes. You know damned well they speak English but pretend not to in order to frustrate Americans and/or English-speaking Canadians.

I also like the fact that they forced the rest of the coutnry to become bilinqual back in the 60s but in Quebec many things(like road signs) are still only in French.

When I rode through there on my motorcycle a few years back, even the people at THE VISTORS CENTER were snotty. Go figure.

My favorite quote is from National Lampoon many moons ago: "They are people who don't want Canada to work."