jake_lex: I've never gotten people who get all butthurt and pissed off if people speak another language around them. Who gives a damn. Besides, it's easy enough to tell if someone's talking about you, even in another language. If they keep looking at you, pointing, and laughing, then maybe you can get upset. Until then, mind your own farking business.
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Lionel Mandrake: I went to a Giants game once and these people sitting three or four rows back were speaking some ungodly, incomprehensible babel. Sure, there were tens of thousands of others murmuring and whispering and shouting in English, but that one family and their tongue-twisting garble completely ruined the whole day for me.I wonder if it's too late to sue MLB
Mark Ratner: I got my nursing degree from the university of phoenix because I didnt care for all the distractions of a live classroom environment.
DarwiOdrade: Bennett claimed students translating lessons into Spanish for non-English speaking students constantly disrupted her, which she believes interfered with her ability to concentrate and learn the material, and was "hostile to her as an English speaker."I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess her ability to learn the material was in the -2 to -3 sigma range even without the distractions.
oflinkey: If random, murmured Spanish bothers her in the relative quiet of a classroom, I wonder how well she would do concentrating on anything in a nursing situation.
"Bennett claimed students translating lessons into Spanish for non-English speaking students constantly disrupted her, which she believes interfered with her ability to concentrate and learn the material, and was "hostile to her as an English speaker.""
The first community college course I took had a woman who at one point bought her five year old kid in because she couldn't find a babysitter. Maybe I should have sued the school.The disruptions were "hostile" to her? Were they telling her to shut the fark up, gringo or something?
Peter von Nostrand: Any word on his Tea Party web site handle?
steamingpile: Not a tea party member since I gave up on politics long ago but you have to wonder about the concerted effort to shut down any effort to start a new political party.
FitzShivering: I never really understand the reaction people have to people speaking other languages. Hearing people do it around town is specifically why I started trying to learn as many languages as I could. I don't care if people decide to speak in another language as long as they have the needed basic grasp of reading/speaking English. But, then again, I live in a city where even the people speaking English can be incomprehensible to each other, since we have a good mix of people from the Northeast, deep South, and everywhere else in the damned nation.
Ima4nic8or: I don't know. I am kind of with her on this one. Hearing other folks constantly translating English into Spanish in the background would make it hard to concentrate. Its not a bigoted position to expect other folks to speak English in certain situations as long as you are applying that rule equally to whites, blacks, hispanics and asians.
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