Coalition of the Confused

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Aug-31

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Aug-31

Similar problem here where each region has the constitutional right to select its own language, as long as Spanish is co-equal if it was not chosen in the first place.

what makes this a problem is that Spanish speaking Spain is supported by the other language speaking parts of spain, especially catalunya. As a result, we import labor most ly spanish speakers, who have an attitude.

Example: we have 4 main islands, te smallest is Formantera, which has regular ferry service to the second smallest, Evissa. So there are many commuters twice a day. A Catalán speaking commuter on his way home asked for "Café amb llet" (Coffee con leche) sound like "kafah am yet". A water imported from Spanish speaking Spain refused to serve him unless he ordered in Spanish. No law suit, the commuter complained to the purser and he was fired at te end of the trip. The waiter appealed, saying that "this is spain and I speak spanish". The judge suggested he read the constitution. When he objected he was reminded that he came here from a spanish speaking part of Spain which has economic problems, so he could better his standard of living. Most people who make such a move, make an attempt to speak the local language, especially working as a waiter where customer service suggests that he should be able to serve all the customers equally. For example in my village, there are about 20 bars all of which are Catalan speaking, but spanish is a required language at schoolstarting at age 2-5-3. If a Spanish or foreign speaker goes into one of the 12 neighborhood bars where Catalán is the usual laguage, it would be rude not to serve him for reasons of language (In these bars, I am often asked by the bar keep to assist). Howeve in the 8 main street brs between church and city hall, everybody confortably shifts betweenSpanish and Catalá, as probably most francoparlants in Quebec who deal with the public do. But also of those 8 bars, because of the large number of Germans and English in that part of the village, they get served in those languages also, even though we are not a tourist village. A the down town bus terminus, it is rare when the bus driver asks me to translate for a passenger (usually English speaking (poorly or with accents) from Slavic or Asian counries)

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Sep-19

You idiot, Justin!


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Sep-20

Oh, for crying out loud!


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