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originally posted by: motthoople
Why not make an ad in Spanish, they've been making them in Ebonics for a decade.
originally posted by: 2manyholes
a reply to: NonsensicalUserName
I have no problem with what others speak. But if you want to communicate with English speaking people in a country whose language is English then it should be learned. When a business sends flyers and does advertiements in Spanish they are excluding people. In this case they exclude natural born citizens.
I know I rankle people with my thoughts on this. Maybe it's just I'm old school and remember when rarely did you hear anyone speak anything but English here and those that didn't were at least attempting to learn the language.
If you've ever been to Miami you'll understand what it's like to feel like you don't belong in your own country. I needed help once at the airport, I could not get anyone to speak English with me to help me and spent over 1 hour trying to find the place I needed to be. I also encountered rudeness from the people I sought out to get help becasue I did not speak Spanish. Relaxing would not have helped.