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    (Original post by -starlight-)
    However, most English people living in foreign countries do not make the effort to speak the native language or know very little of it. In fact, in my experience, a significant proportion of English people cannot speak English properly either.
    It irritates me when people say this, it is called a dialect and they exist in most other countries aswell, and often to a greater extent, some rural parts of France speak a language that would be unrecognisable to someone from Paris, the Black Forest region in Germany also speaks a different form of German. On top of this, you think the UK is the only country that has ill-educated people with little understanding of grammar or proper pronunciation.
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    Note to those who cry out rascism as fast as someone questions immigration.
    Stop being so close-minded and irrationell and try to view the question from an economic and cultural point of view.
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    (Original post by -starlight-)
    This is rubbish. I know this because I live in both India and England.
    Try getting a specialist managerial job with non-existant lingo. :rolleyes:

    Oh, and Asia is made up of more countries than just India.
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    (Original post by lilymae)
    Low this whole thread. Do you think there's such a high number of immigrants in this country because everything is fine and dandy where they originate from? Jeez, you guys need to do some research and find out the horrific present situation in Somalia or poverty ridden and politically corrupt countries in Africa and THEN you might be able to understand why they come here.
    Stupid ******* ignorance.
    What benefit do they bring to Britain? Why would we want to spend money housing and educating them?
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    (Original post by Talveer)
    Everywhere in the else has the decency to speak other languages. Lots of Asians speak English and so do lots of Europeans, Africans etc.

    In Europe they speak tons of languages, My swiss friend speaks French, German, Italian and Chinese.

    What do we get in the UK? A bunch of stupid English people who cant even speak there own language and cant even bother to learn French.


    ALSO ENGLISH IS THE HARDEST LANGUAGE TO LEARN FOR A PERSON WHO DOESN'T KNOW IT FROM A YOUNG AGE. Thanks to us have so much dual meaning words and silent letters and the like. Count your self ******* lucky.


    Stupid people moaning about stupid **** as if it really matters.
    Being unable to speak fluent English whilst living in Britain really doesn't matter. In fact, I think we should all have to learn their language. It's not as if we're giving them a better quality of life or anything...
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    Is it something like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va_khUXaJz4
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    (Original post by sunpro)
    A couple of years ago, I worked at the AA call centre between finishing A-levels and starting university (I'm 20 now). It was a fairly easy job, and paid £7 an hour for nearly 40 hours a week, and there was the chance to do work like 'Rapid Response' where you came in at their beckon call and got paid £27 an hour. Fair enough, I thought, and just worked there as a way to save money for uni (it saved me about £2,000 over 12 weeks).

    The problem was that, during my training, I was literally the only white girl in a group of 20 people (even the trainers were Asian). I wasn't bothered about that particularly at first, but it was obvious that the other people picked up on it, and kept making cultural references that they knew I wouldn't get. They kept making me feel like an uncultured 'aggora' or whatever they call white people, and doing things like all gathering round a computer to watch Youtube clips in Punjabi and laughing hysterically while I was sitting there like a numpty.

    They really fit the bill of stereotypical Asians, like making fun of one guy because he was studying Psychology and they thought it was a joke subject. Furthermore, all they seemed to talk about was their 'wealthy' friends and cars they'd just bought etc. I just felt like saying, 'if you're that sodding wealthy, what are you doing answering the phone here?'

    The funny thing is though, the AA wanted to have only UK call centres because of peoples' past experiences phoning places like bloody Bombay, but half of these Asians had such strong accents that it defeated the purpose. I loved it when customers commented to me that it was 'so nice to speak to an English person'.

    It was fine when my job started properly, because there were more white, friendly people on the call centre floor and I had a right laugh, but my 3 weeks of training were just horrible. Proof that multiculturalism is a load of tosh.
    maybe if you hadn't stuck your nose up in the air about having a "nice" accent and tried to get to know them and their culture better,you may have had a better experience
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    (Original post by sunpro)
    I'm an indigenous Brit though. Why should I be made to feel like that by immigrants from developing countries?
    oh, so you feel superior to them because they are immigrants?well they also felt superior to you because you're doing a loiusy degree which by your comment i can tell you won't even succeed in!
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    (Original post by sunpro)
    Why should I be made to feel like a foreigner in my own country? It's this kind of attitude that is sending England down the crapper.
    pity there's nothing you can do about it, so just get over it!!
 
 
 
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