So today on my English Only post I got a comment that I find extremely stupid. This guy says we should let people who come to America order in any language they want. They can talk in pig latin for all I give a shit but don’t get pissed off when the person taking your order can’t understand a damn thing you said. I will post their comment and my response for y’all to read.
Alexander June 23rd, 2006 11:35 am
EYeyey, ppl please. Iâ€™m a guy from sweden, but living in Netherlands. Just wondering why americans always have to be so damn aggressive? Canâ€™t you just let ppl order in what language they want? Youâ€™ll get it, beleive me. Iâ€™ve been living in different countries most of my life, and you always get aroundeasily if youâ€™re willing to be openminded. Do you guys wanna forbid ppl to speak other languages than english now? Welâ€¦ that would be classical american style.
chill guysâ€¦ u need it
Alexander, when your in another country it is just plain old common sense to learn to speak the native tongue at least enough to where you can communicate well enough for people to understand you and if your too damn lazy to do that then take a translator along with ya.
And it doesn’t matter how open minded people are it isn’t going to automatically give them knowledge of another language.
So what do you foreigners want us to do? Learn every fucking language out there just to accommodate y’all? Fuck that. I would not be dumb enough to go to Japan and order in English and expect them to have full knowledge of my native language and then get pissed if they can’t understand me. But that’s what a lot of people do to us. If you’re in America (or any country for that matter) learn the damn language it’s as simple as that.