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  1. QuiGon

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    What a terrific day I had yesterday..!! I heard nothing but the English language and I didn't have to listen to Spanish or Portuguese anywhere. I had a cab driver I could actually speak to and relate with. The signs were in English. I didn't see any Mexican flags, Puerto Rican flags or Cuban flags. I didn't have to "press 1 for English". I went to McDonald's and actually got what I ordered because the cashier girl actually understood what I was saying. Hell, even the maid spoke English..!!

    My only complaint is that I had to travel about 10,000 miles to find this place. Too bad places like this don't exist in America anymore.
     
  2. Holy Diver

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    #80 Jersey

    I'll bite....

    where oh where did you go?
     
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    tell you what... why don't you go outside and pick a fight with some frail looking hispanic dude... maybe you'll feel better...
     
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    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Good thing you can still go somewhere to indulge in your xenophobia. I bet you could also find a place where everyone's white, that might make you feel even better.
     
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    Xenophobia..? Wanting to live in a community where everyone speaks the same language is xenophobic..? Wow... you've exceeding your normal level of idiocy.
     
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    Oh, I am in the land Down Under, it's Friday morning, and I am killing time before I go out for the day.

    It really is an amazing, wonderful feeling to go about all day without having any real language barriers to deal with. Something I haven't experienced in well over a decade...
     
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    So some liberal like you can hang me for a hate crime..? No, thanks. Besides, that frail looking hispanic dude would then have to get free health care compliments of the United States taxpayer, and Lord knows we are stretch thin enough already.
     
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    Xenophobia denotes a phobic attitude towards strangers or of the unknown.

    not really....I believe you meant:

    Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.
     
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    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Of course it's xenophobic, it's the dictionary definition of xenophobic! Why should people have to speak the same language as you? They're going to speak in whatever language they're most comfortable in! If it causes a problem for you, you're under no obligation to converse with them. If you still don't like it, you have the option of learning Spanish, French, German, and whatever other languages you think you have a right to not encounter.

    The world doesn't revolve around whatever language you want people to speak.
     
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    Why, are you too stupid to learn other languages? Or do you want other people to do something you're unwilling to do yourself? America's a free country - official documents come in English, but beyond that people can speak Pig Latin if they want to.
     
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    nah, because he'd probably give you a beat down...

    anyhow, good one... but why would a liberal want to hang you? you just contradicted yourself right off the bat... anyhow, nice zinger at the end, whereby you stereotyped hispanics as being a drain on the system... bravo, Bunker
     
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    wait a second......


    don't they speak AUSTRALIAN in Austrailia? How do you understand the metric system? things that are 'bloomin'? etc.....
     
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    Why Do Birds Of A Feather
    Flock Together
    ?????
     
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    You can flock with whoever you want. But Qui Gon's birds want other birds, that have nothing to do with him, to speak his language. Can you imagine a duck insisting that chickens only speak duck? It'd never fly!
     
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    Do we have any Aborigines in New England, I have never seen any in Maine?
     
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    Yeah, injuns!
     
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    Oh Jesus, you said "Injuns" some of these batty loonies will go nuts, we haven't been allowed to say "Injuns" since John Wayne died.
    We can't say "Sqaw" anymore either, "White Mother F-cker" is still OK though.
     
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    who said that here? link it... oh, that's right, you can never substantiate anything...
     
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    I was about to say there's no way your in England. At least we have something in common with the Mexicans - religion. Sorry gomez, but a country with real immigration problems is the UK, IMO.
     
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    I live in Harvard Square and every day I go for a walk, I think how wonderful it is to live in an area where I hear people talk English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, and so on. I don't have cable, so every time I turn on my tv, all I hear is English. Every time I go almost anywhere, all I hear is English. I was just at Home Depot, Best Buy, and Target the other day, I don't think I saw one Spanish sign. I'm not even sure what the Mexican or Puerto Rican flags look like. Where in the United States do you live that you see all these foreign flags and hear so much Spanish? There are places like that, but I'm surprised that people with your views would make such places their home.
     

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