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not trying to start a flame but if you come to america, learn our language. sm

Posted By: disagree on 2005-07-05
In Reply to: do I smell a newbie/cherrypicker? - just me

no pitty party here for those who can't learn the english language. if you expect to live and work in america, you should darn well know their language. i personally think that should be a requirement for citizenship. i couldn't expect to go to another country and expect everyone to adapt to understanding my english grammar. it is our taxpayer money paying thousands of workers for the government extra money if they can speak more than english, what a waste of my money.


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