Thread: California: Why can't EVERYONE just learn Spanish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnkbortka View Post
    they don't! when i lived in NYC, the Superintendent of my building spoke hispanic, and there was a Spain-spanish speaking guy who lived there. they could only communicate in english.
    I had a feeling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Also, don't suggest someone of Spanish descent is Hispanic. Our mexican exchange student clarified it for us-she descended from the conquistidores of Spain, and Hispanics are "indians".
    A friend of mine's wife's family is like that. I've gotten the lecture on how they're better than other Mexicans because they have pure Spanish blood. But are they racist? Nah....
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I support teaching kids spanish in school from a young age, not because of "diversity" issues, but so that our kids can develop good language skills. It's a language american kids have a fair amount of exposure to in our culture, and the younger kids are when they learn a second language, the easier it will be for them to learn more languages later in life. When I was in school, we didn't get to take foreign language classes until high school-that really is waiting too long.


    I should have taken spanish instead of german, it'd be far more useful in my job.
    They're better off learning Chinese or Arabic. That's where the money is going to be.
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    They can't get out of high school with reasonable skills in the English language as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    They can't get out of high school with reasonable skills in the English language as it is.
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    Why can't those #%$*5* Africans just learn my language? Lazy punks!

    I'm certain that they speak Spanish in Mexico, what's the problem?
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