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Genos cheesesteaks,only in english!
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Post 1 made on Friday June 9, 2006 at 12:58
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Have you seen the article about this place in Philly?..famous cheesesteak joint...He put a sign in his window..WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER DO IT IN ENGLISH!..THIS IS AMERICA!..about time.i wish more business had his balls!..has sorta stirred up a storm....Too GD bad!
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Post 2 made on Friday June 9, 2006 at 16:31
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Three cheers for Geno's!
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Post 3 made on Friday June 9, 2006 at 18:05
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Do that over here and you'll almost certainly get a visit from the boys in blue.
Post 4 made on Sunday June 11, 2006 at 07:11
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inciting racial hatred or some such charge in the UK i would expect.
Where in the world has common sense disappeared to? where has mutual self respect gone to?

When on my holidays i read the phrase books and try to order in greek or spanish or which ever country i am in and you do get better service if you try to speak the native tongue.
Lots of us here have worked in service industries and will have dealt with customers who do not speak English, I did appreciate the customers that made an effort to speak English but if they couldnt speak english it just meant it would takelonger time to be dealt with ,which most customers dont want so it was there hard fault.Not really a big problem but it is if they also have an attitude problem too!
Post 5 made on Sunday June 11, 2006 at 09:20
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Mr Griffiths: I think that it was not meant for tourists but for locals.
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Post 6 made on Sunday June 11, 2006 at 12:47
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On June 11, 2006 at 09:20, Anthony said...
Mr Griffiths: I think that it was not meant
for tourists but for locals.

Exactly!
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Post 7 made on Sunday June 11, 2006 at 15:13
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So you seriously have local people who will go to a resturaunt and expect to be able to order food etc in a different language?

Or is it the fact that when talking amongst themselves in a group they talk in thier own language?
Post 8 made on Monday June 12, 2006 at 10:34
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Yes, we seriously have people who expect you to speak their native tongue.
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Post 9 made on Monday June 12, 2006 at 11:40
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so they don't eat then and no need for a notice or to feel bad about not serving them IMHO.
Post 10 made on Monday June 12, 2006 at 11:53
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Here in the states it is taken for granted that we are the "land of the free". People who come over here from other countries/nations to visit enjoy their time here (hopefully) and do what any sensible human being would and should do when in a situation requiring communication through a language barrier...LEARN BASIC PHRASES IN THE DIALECT OF THE NATIVES!! We're not asking everyone to be fluent, but at least be able to get your point across. The problem seems to arise in the area of the immigrants that move here, expect all of the wonderfull amenities of our country, but are too ignorant to learn the proper communication channels. I'm not saying every immigrant is this way- my fiance is from Prague and in her four years here she has done very well in learning English. But I have seen many instances in which generations of families that have taken residency still do not know a bit of English. It is a bit frustrating.
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Post 11 made on Monday June 12, 2006 at 12:02
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I hear ya Mr. Griffiths, but we also have a slew of human rights activists that are in their VWs waiting to unleash their picket signs and avoid getting real jobs... and I bet they don't even speak spanish!
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Post 12 made on Thursday June 15, 2006 at 21:02
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I think it's AWESOME that someone has finally said something. This IS America--the language is ENGLISH--LEARN IT!!! If you can't learn it, then go back where you came from. We have enough of our own idiots, we don't need any foreigner's here.
Post 13 made on Friday June 16, 2006 at 00:36
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If you move to a foriegn country, it only makes sense to learn the language!

If you're a tourist, try to learn a few phrases to get you through your vacation!

I don't feal like I should learn 'your language' because you are here!

I like the fact that you thought this was a great country and wanted to come here but, I don't have the time to learn a second, third, or fourth language at this time.

If I was moving to another place that 'spoke a different tongue' I would take the time to learn the native language!
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Post 14 made on Sunday June 18, 2006 at 07:09
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when in america speak english. this guy is my hero. i dont go to a foreign country and ask them to speak english, i try to deal withthe native toungue
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Post 15 made on Sunday June 18, 2006 at 09:35
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On June 18, 2006 at 07:09, ceied said...
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English you say? lol
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