Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I don't get it



OK, so if someone can't read English and wants to learn. How would they read this sign in the first place?

SPLAIN

6 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

My best guess is because for example, I can "barely" read, write, or speak spanish, but when I see Habla Espanol, I know it means speak english. When I see Francais, I know that means French, and Deutch, means German, etc. Spanish and
English and are very close in alphabet, and many words are the same.

O.K., I'm done playing know it all.

mq01 said...

sorry, cant splain it either...

my dad immigrated, spanish expat, and his whole young adult family-siblings worked their butts off to come over via sponsorship and work program, the hard way, the only way, the legal way. all went military too and dedicated their lives to this country and what citizenship means. im first born american, and my folks absolutely insisted we be westernized, not ESL. they had zero tolerance for anything less.

something has changed in the USA. im thinking it relates to amount of illegals in the population and changing times.

it would have my family spinning in their graves...

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Mr. Madding:

I was born in this country. Nevertheless, I had to have English classes every year through my last year in college.

What's the big deal?

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Jack Riepe said...

PS: I got laid a lot in college. I recommend the English-learning experience for everyone.

FLHX_Dave said...

Ok, where was this picture taken?

Oh hell yeah! I wanna be learnt '
bout spanglish. I would love to learn English as a second language!

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