Bilingual Cereal boxes

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Apr 19, 2008.

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My opinion on bilingualism

  1. I have a problem with cereal boxes being in more than English.

    9 vote(s)
    23.7%
  2. I have a problem with phone recordings that are not solely in English.

    10 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. I have problems when the Star Spangled banner is sung in other than English.

    18 vote(s)
    47.4%
  4. Anyone coming to America should learn English.

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    78.9%
  5. Children need to learn English on their own rather than having special classes

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  6. America is English. English is America.

    10 vote(s)
    26.3%
  7. Americans should not need to learn any other languages than English.

    11 vote(s)
    28.9%
  8. I don't agree with any of the above.

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    10.5%
  9. Other answer

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  10. None of the above

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Do you have problems with bilingualism?
     
  2. 4His_glory

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    Considering I speak two languages, no.

    If the US never makes English the official language, nobody can say that things such as cereal boxes should not be multilingual.

    Also if there are certain ingredients at a non-English speaker may be allergic to, it makes the most sense to list the ingredients in other languages.
     
  3. BaptistBarb

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    I have no problem with things being listed in more than one language. but I do think that everyone that comes to America should make an effort to learn English.
     
  4. rbell

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    no comprendo.


    :D
     
  5. Gwyneth

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    I don`t know about cereal boxes, but lots of electrical gadgets have so many languages on them, that it takes ages to find the English bit. Even when you do , it is difficult to understand, because it usually seems to be written by someone who doesn`t actually speak English, but has taken every word and looked it up in a dictionary and written down what they see there .
    All of the road signs in Wales have both Welsh and English on them and I am wholly behind that...... because I think everyone who lives in Wales should attempt to know some Welsh .....
     
  6. SaggyWoman

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    The funny thing is in other countries, there is at least two languages on a lot of things
     
  7. Salty

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    1) 800 # that does bug me, they could easily have 2 separate numbers

    2) cereal boxes, ect. That doesn't bother me. My problem would be if the government required two separate languages (as Canada does)

    3) any benefit (ie welfare) should only be in English
    (note: {at least in NY} an international drivers license is good for one year, so that would be no problem)

    4) Americans do not speak English, we speak Americana (would you folks on the other side of the Pond agree with me?)

    5) Americana should be made the official language of the US
    That would only be for official government business. Private business should be able to use any language they so choose

    6) Schools should require at least one year of a foreign language (the requirement should be made by State or Commonwealth, not the Federal govt


    Well this is for starters
     
  8. sister christian

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    Salty-

    Here's some good news!

    Clairol company's 800# is in English ONLY! :thumbsup: It is the ONLY 800 number I have had reason to call that was not in Spanish or English! :smilewinkgrin: Makes me want to color my hair more!


    (uh.... Salty, not that this helps you necessarily!)


    Ladies....let's all color our hair in support of Clairol! :thumbs:
     
  9. Salty

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    do you really know how long my hair is:saint: :laugh:
     
  10. donnA

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    So far none of my cereal boxes have spoken for me to know if they are bilingual or not.
     
  11. sister christian

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    I wonder if "Parkay" is the same in Spanish as it is in English?
     
  12. Crabtownboy

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    I certainly appreciate it when I am in another country where I do not speak or read the langauge and the item and contents are listed in English as well as other languages. Here in the Czech Republic packages often have information in six or seven langauage. I think it is an intelligent approach. We in the States should not be so provencal.
     
  13. David Lamb

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    I agree, and I am not Welsh!
     
  14. donnA

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    LOL:laugh:
     
  15. David Lamb

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    Definitely do not agree with "America is English/English is America".

    "America is English". Is it? Are the Native Americans English? Are place names such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, Tallapoosa, and Toklat English? If America is English, why was New York first called Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch for "New Amsterdam")?

    "English is America". Not quite sure what you meant by that. The English language is not America. English people are not America. :confused:
     
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    Sounds like flooring made of wooden blocks to me - parquet - but that's French!:laugh:
     
  17. Crabtownboy

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    What??? English isn't American? Oh, my and next you are going to tell me that Jesus didn't speak King James English. Oh! Oh! Oh! What is the world coming to? :laugh:
     
  18. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Interestingly, there has only been one vote in the US Congress regarding an official language and it was in a subcommittee. One, it did not pass. Two, it was not English.
     
  19. Salty

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    #19 Salty, Apr 21, 2008
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  20. 4His_glory

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    You know here in the south of Argentina (Patagonia) there is a large welsh speaking community.
     

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