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OK so im at work (im a customer service rep) I work with like 15 other people and were all in the same area in our little cubicals.

So this lady next to me(that no so smart and very rude person) she gets a call from a person that asked for a spanish interpreter. Instead of just calling are designated line for getting an interpreter she decides to ask can you speak any english. The person replies no i can not.

So she puts the person on hold and calls over to the interpreter line. So while shes on hold waiting for one and has her phone on mute she decides to make a comment.

"How were you able to say you cant speak english if you cant". I just shut my mouth. If i said anything i would have been rude! Im in a cranky mood today.

So i IM one of my other coworkers and say i know your laughing and think her comment is funny but i think its rude. He goes whatever.

So i said how the hell would you feel if you only spoke a different language other then English.

He responds, IF YOU LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY FOR A PERIOD OF TIME LEARN THE FUKEN LANGUAGE.

So i said and if you knew anything you would know that English is one of the hardest languages to learn!
He goes whatever then go back to mexico.
I was like that was a racist fuken comment.

My SO SPEAKS SPANISH AND UMM HELLO HIS DAD IS FROM PUERTO RICO. Spanish speaking people come from many different places. Some are Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, ETC!

UGH! im just fuken pissed!

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That makes me mad too. I am in spanish at school right now, and there is this one girl who is always saying how she is no good at speaking mexican. I'm like, yeah there is not a language called "mexican" that would be like saying you speak american or canadian. I would love for all those people who say "learn to speak english!" to have to go to like, China or something and see how hard it actually is to learn to speak a new language.

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SkyKid45 wrote:
I would love for all those people who say "learn to speak english!" to have to go to like, China or something and see how hard it actually is to learn to speak a new language.

And hard it is. I want to learn to speak spanish flulently(holy crap bad spelling). Its hard. I know alot of words but putting sentences together are confusing!

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Next time someone says that comment feel free to say something like "You're an immigrant too, did white people take the time to learn blackfoot when they came here?"

At least these immigrants aren't uhm, taking over the world and slaughtering everyone in their paths and then forcing their own language as the standard over all.

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whats blackfoot?

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"Is Spanish hard for you?" with an inquisitively blank look is always a nice and satisfying response.

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Wow, that was very rude and inconsiderate of him, and her :roll: !!! I guess they don't realize that English is one of the most confusing languages... it's not easy to learn that's for sure, no language is. People who say things like that must have never been in the position of the person they are talking so rudely about/or to. I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to live in a country and not be able to speak the language, it must be so frustrating... the least we can do is be curtious to others and try to help them out as much as possible when they need it.

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ironkitty1 wrote:
whats blackfoot?

One of the many Native languages.
Naivete is Native.
My DH is Native as well. Creek to be exact and his people spoke Muskogee.

To the OP- I HATE the Euro-centric feeling of superiority and entitlement.

Seriously. Esp here in CA where people want everyone to just speak English and not Spanish. Um, most of CA was Mexico.
Spanish is the Native language, not English! Or perhaps, Hokun, Penutian or Wintun or Aztecan, Costenoan.....
I could go on and on, this subject really gets to me.

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And it goes on and on.

This women that i first brought up in my original posts keeps doing this and to be honest im getting pretty fuken pissed.

Im afraid if i say something to her, i wont be nice. Shes rude! point blank fuken rude.

when she says "why do they ask for spanish when thier speaking english fine". . . sometimes ill comment and say well thats thier language and they feel more comfortable speaking to someone in spanish.

I really dont know what to do. I dont know if this is something i should bring up to my supervisor. Its fuken irritating me.

Shell joke about it thinking ill respond with a chuckle instead i just turn and shake my head.