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  •  I never realized being monolingual was an insult. (0+ / 0-)

    One doesn't have to claim it, it'll be okay to ignore.
    I mean, that was my choice when I read it.
    El coche esta rojo.
    I can get myself in and out of trouble in Spanish all day long, but at the end of the day, I consider myself to be monolingual because my proficiency and comfort level demands it.
    But I don't choose to take it as an insult when someone uses the term monolingual. It's a descriptive term without derision or judgement.
    Like saying all those "non-manual transmission driving people" or "non-clutch familiar" drivers.
    Descriptive not judgmental.
    I know a bunch of guitar chords; can strum and change chords and prolly play "House of the Rising Sun" and one might recognize it.
    But, again, at the end of the day, I don't tell people I can play guitar; my level of comfort and sense of pride (?) doesn't let me. I say I play "at" playing guitar for twenty five years.
    It's all, I suppose, how we see it; or how we choose to take it perhaps?
    Just a thought.

    Considering the source here, I betcha the diarist could have removed any doubt if she harbored resentment to those of us who proudly consider ourselves to be monolinguistic.

    Occupy- Your Mind. - No better friend, no worse enemy. -8.75, -6.21<> Bring the Troops Home Yesterday

    by Thousandwatts on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:21:08 PM PST

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    •  its not. (0+ / 0-)

      the part that came after it...the "Them thar" bullshit. Basically calling anyone who hasn't had the damn chance in life to learn a language stupid is what bothered me.

      •  The diarist was making Texas talk joke thing- as (1+ / 0-)
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        rexymeteorite

        in "George Bush was in the awl bidness before he up and went all politically minded getting to be guvner and president and all"  
        I don't think there was any insult intended; the diarist is pretty able to clearly indicate her feelings rather forthrightly, it would seem.

        Hey Rexy- be sure and take a look at that Spanish learning website I linked above- it goes from very basic to an intermediate in a very consumable format- user friendly and kind of fun.
        Here it is-  http://www.123teachme.com/...
        I enjoy it.

        Occupy- Your Mind. - No better friend, no worse enemy. -8.75, -6.21<> Bring the Troops Home Yesterday

        by Thousandwatts on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:59:13 PM PST

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      •  If you wake up with cooties.... (0+ / 0-)

        you'll blame someone else, even if you slept alone in your own bed.

        Gaia help the poor dog.

        I fart in your general direction. Now run away before I taunt you some more

        by Adelante on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:49:24 AM PST

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