Pledge - Page 3
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 26 of 26
Like Tree31Likes

Thread: Pledge

  1. #21
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    23,503

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    It probably depends on your location & choice of career. There are plenty of shopkeepers and cab drivers here who can barely speak English. I had a plumber show up once who spoke Spanish; he would dial a cell phone for someone to translate when we couldn't communicate well enough. There are also a number of SAHMs who came here with a husband who can speak English. All of them seem to be succeeding pretty well. And anyway, we're talking about children. Even the native English speakers are still learning to use the language properly. Judging by online postings and reality TV, it seems that not all of them are learning it very well.
    I think it depends on your definition of "succeed". Having to call someone to translate would limit your ability to take on more jobs or move up the chain, get raises, etc.

    I think not being able to speak English would put a cap on your success. You could do "okay", but that's about it, most of the time.
    Laurie, mom to:
    Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 7 )




    Baking Adventures In A Messy Kitchen (blog)

  2. #22
    Posting Addict LiveFreeOrDie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    13,914

    Default

    My daughter always says:

    I pledge allegiance to the flag
    of the United States of America
    and to the republic,
    for wicked stands....

    Kids have no idea what it means in English, either. Who cares what language they say it in?
    Robin
    Mom to Cecilia and Eloisa


    "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." -Abraham Lincoln

  3. #23
    Online Community Director MissyJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Rocky Mountain Wanna-be
    Posts
    13,088

    Default

    Hi Robin! Good to see you!

    True that kids come up with all sorts of things to say for the Pledge. I remember it taking me a while to figure out that one of mine kept saying "to the Publix -- where it stands" instead of Republic.

  4. #24
    Prolific Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,219

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFreeOrDie View Post
    My daughter always says:

    I pledge allegiance to the flag
    of the United States of America
    and to the republic,
    for wicked stands....

    Kids have no idea what it means in English, either. Who cares what language they say it in?

    That's the Massachusetts version.

    Nice to have you around.

  5. #25
    Posting Addict LiveFreeOrDie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    13,914

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    That's the Massachusetts version.

    Nice to have you around.
    YES, exactly. Boston style.

    Hi Jess and Missy! Missed you.
    Robin
    Mom to Cecilia and Eloisa


    "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." -Abraham Lincoln

  6. #26
    Posting Addict KimPossible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    20,156

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    That's the Massachusetts version.

    Nice to have you around.
    Jess I forgot to tell you, this comment made me laugh so hard yesterday. Probably harder than it should have. LOL
    Jessica80 likes this.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions