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It doesn't surprise me at all. The Philadelphia, NJ, NY area has a very large Puerto Rican population along with many other Hispanic groups. My SO and son are fully bilingual and I love it. I wish I was able to speak two languages fluently.
Doesn't surprise me and I don't care. I wish I'd learned Spanish, it would be much more useful to me than French. But Spanish just wasn't a necessary skill where I grew up in KY, the only people who spoke Spanish were laborers on farms and I had very little contact with them despite growing up on a farm with them myself.
Now living in Dullaware and with close contact to Philadelphia and NJ, it would be much more useful. I've picked up some and adapted it from French, but it's not very good. I'm making sure my children know at least enough Spanish to get them through everyday situations.
Like it or not, Spanish is a reality and one that's here to stay. I say better to adapt to it than to complain about it. Those who adapt will do fine. Those who want to sit back and complain and try to change it will not.
<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" Meh - I think the issue is for families like mine. I am 1st generation. My mom didn't speak English ... [snip!] ... is limiting themselves severely geographically. (Honestly though, there is NO ONE coming to MI looking for a job these days)."</blockquote>
Yea, it is ridiculous when people refuse to learn or speak English :? At least try, f**k. My SO's parents never bothered even though they've been here years :roll:
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting
This reminds me that I need to start learning spanish already so N can pick it up....*sigh*