Order your Rosetta Stone now

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  1. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    [h=2]Census bureau data released yesterday shows that the the number of people speaking a language other than English has nearly tripled over the past the decades, out pacing the population growth.[/h]
    While Spanish remains the most widely spoken language after English, other languages, particularly those from South Asia and Africa, have also soared in use, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a report.
    One in five people aged 5 or older spoke a language other than English at home in 2011, compared to 2011 where the number was 1 in 11, an increase of 23 million. The bureau calculates that over three decades there was a 158% rise ,while there was only a 38% increase in overall US population.
    Among those who speak a language other than English at home, two-thirds speak Spanish. About 37.6 million people in the United States spoke Spanish at home in 2011, up from about 11 million in 1980, the Census report found.
     
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    popularity of the language doesn't matter. The world speaks the language of the people holding the wealth
     
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    Maybe now we'll catch up to other nations where its common to speak more than one language.
     
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    Yeah.

    It's called the third-world.

    Huzzah!
     
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    Eso si que es :grad:
     
  6. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Go live in S. Florida and try to get a job that caters to the public, or managing people, w/o speaking spanish. Some ads specifically say "spanish required". Best get your mind right.
     
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    I refuse to learn another language. I speak English, and am fluent in 5 programming languages. The last thing I want to do is order Rosetta Stone to learn how to speak Landscaper.
     
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    I speak landscaper every time I deal with the lawn.

    Stuff like, "where's the fuckin' weed-wacker string?" and "Goddamit, why the fuck won't the mower start?"

    And unlike some, the mower doesn't speak English the harder I kick it.
     
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    I do believe that's "Spanglish".
     
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    I have a cop friend that calls his maglite the translator. He said whenever he threatens a perp with it they spoke english really fast.

    Maybe you should try the maglite instead of kicking. :D
     
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    Europe is third world?

    All my European friends were taught at least latin, their native tongue and another language. All of them.
     
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    has anyone actually tried Rossetta Stone? does it work?
     
  14. TehLivingDeath

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    Si.
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    please don't make a mockery of this!
     
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    I don't plan on living in S. Florida anytime soon (ever).
     
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    the Mexicans will soon out number the humans [Daniel carver]
     
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    iTranslate app is much cheaper.
     
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    you see where this has gone, don't you. They hate that we're evolved like Howard, FlaFla.