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To: ASOC

To your #113

That is because they are being polite, they are kindly speaking to your in your language as a consideration (since you're in their country that's certainly not a requirement, just a kind consideration).

If you chose to live in their country, and become a citizen of their nation, I would absolutely expect you to learn their language and customs and not expect them to adapt to yours.


118 posted on 08/12/2005 8:56:12 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: ozarkgirl

How many hispanic kids do you know that don't want to learn English? Trust me...give it a generation...they'll learn. It's always the first wave that takes awile (or never gets it).


121 posted on 08/12/2005 8:59:18 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: ozarkgirl
I'm sorry, I should have been more specific, the diners are in the USA and serve ethnic food. The use of a native language while overseas, I thought, was just common sense. That they use English is a bonus, not always found.

My great-grand father, Frank, came to America from Germany. He forbade the speaking of German in his house as he understood mastery of English was a key to success. He also had a skill and was able to support his family, which was good as "welfare" did not exist as it does today.

OTOH, we have required all of children to take a pair of second languages while in school....and we get to practice along with them. Comes in handy when traveling or working overseas.

Have a fine weekend and sorry for the confusion.
249 posted on 08/12/2005 6:34:29 PM PDT by ASOC (Insert clever tagline here: _______)
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