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[-] eddietrax@dmv.social 93 points 11 months ago

Ahh yes the blanket shit on Americans post.

[-] MildlyArdvark@feddit.dk 44 points 11 months ago
[-] SpermGoobler@lemmy.blue 29 points 11 months ago
[-] kameecoding@lemmy.world 14 points 11 months ago

Not sure why their are doing it, could of made fun of anyone.

[-] Roundcat@lemmy.ca 52 points 11 months ago

Make a joke about the British, they're like "Yeah we do drink a lot of tea did a lot of imperialism, and our food sucks"

Make a joke about the French, and they're like "ho ho, we are rude and love wine non?"

Make a joke about the Italians, and they're like "Ay, we do love a pizza, and can't fight a war!"

Make a joke about Americans, and there's always the "WHY DO YOU GUYS MAKE FUN OF US! NO FAIR! WHY DO PEOPLE THINK ITS FUNNY TO HATE US?!?"

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[-] DaBabyAteMaDingo@lemmy.world 72 points 11 months ago

Speak for yourselves. As a Latino born from Mexican immigrants, I speak English and Spanish poorly 😢

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[-] Gormadt@lemmy.blahaj.zone 57 points 11 months ago

My 3 favorite experiences with language as an American:

(1) My Jamaican coworker who I couldn't understand for the life of me and my Ukrainian coworker who my Jamaican couldn't understand at all, the Ukrainian coworker understood the Jamaican coworker just fine though and I understood my Ukrainian coworker just fine. Basically it turns into a fun game of telephone whenever we need to talk.

(2) My former coworker from Haiti who no one but the hiring manager and I could understand, the best part about this is that I didn't know he had an accent. I just didn't hear it somehow. He was a great guy, he went back home a few years ago when his mother passed. Got stuck due to the pandemic and never came back to the company. I hope he's doing well.

(3) My former coworker from Guatemala insisting English wasn't my first language as to him it sounded like English was my second language at best. I've been working on it since then. I still suck at it.

[-] Colour_me_triggered@lemm.ee 51 points 11 months ago

Um, plenty of Europeans speak 3 or more languages. Native language, language of the country you're living in, and English.

[-] Holzkohlen@feddit.de 24 points 11 months ago

German, Bavarian and English 😁

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[-] magicalbeast69@programming.dev 19 points 11 months ago

This. I think european and asian should be swapped in this meme. I think its rarer to see asian speak 3 languages than seeing european speak 3 languages

[-] camillaSinensis@reddthat.com 24 points 11 months ago

Surely that depends on where in Asia you're looking at as well? On average, the number of languages people speak is quite different between, say, India and Japan. Or Switzerland vs Romania in Europe.

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[-] andresil@lemm.ee 44 points 11 months ago

Americans have trouble with any accent that isn't the blandest, nails on chalkboard accent.

Once had one ask me if I was speaking English when I spoke to him (for context I am Irish, the north bit)

[-] Lucidlethargy@sh.itjust.works 45 points 11 months ago

Lol yeah, it's just the Americans that don't understand you. Sure...

[-] Mr_Blott@lemmy.world 44 points 11 months ago

Well fucksake mate, when someone asks yous where you're from, yous go "NornIrn"

Naecunt can unnerstaund thon

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[-] pjhenry1216@kbin.social 24 points 11 months ago

Bland and nails on chalkboard? That's like the opposite of bland. Not great, but definitely not bland. Bland is blunt and flat. Nails on chalkboard is shrill, sharp, and grating. I just don't understand how you can believe both at the same time.

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[-] HurlingDurling@lemm.ee 35 points 11 months ago

Excuse me, but as an American I take offense to this meme. I speak 4 languages, English, Southern, Bostonian, and Spanish /s

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[-] Archlinuxforever@lemmy.3cm.us 31 points 11 months ago

Oh look, it's the same old reposted garbage meme that I have seen on Reddit hundreds of times.

[-] el_bhm@lemm.ee 26 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Oh look, it's the same old reposted garbage comment that I have seen on Reddit hundreds of times.

[-] Archlinuxforever@lemmy.3cm.us 16 points 11 months ago

Oh look, it's the same old comment complaining about another comment that I have seen on Reddit hundreds of times.

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[-] ElPussyKangaroo@lemmy.world 30 points 11 months ago

Well, as an Indian with a love for anime, I speak 3 languages and am learning a 4th (Japanese).

मुळात माझी मातृभाषा मराठी आहे. आणि मी बरीच वर्ष महाराष्ट्रातच राहिलीय...

लेकिन school और दोस्तों के वजह से हिंदी भी बोल लेता है. और तो और, इन दोनो की लिपी एक जैसी ही होने के कारण पढणे मे भी दिक्कत नही आति.

わたしはあにめがすきですから、にほんごをべんきょうおします。今は、にほんごのうりょうくしけんのN5できました。今年の12月にN4できますよ。

And I plan on learning more soon 🙃.

[-] Aux@lemmy.world 38 points 11 months ago

That's just one language - the language of funny symbols.

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[-] BruceLee@lemmy.ml 29 points 11 months ago

Meanwhile, many africans speak 2 languages in their family, a third one for people that don't speak one of theses two and have studied french and english.

[-] nasi_goreng@lemmy.zip 18 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

So, exactly how it works in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesian.

They speak native local language from their city, other two from other islands, English for international language, sometimes Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Korean, or Japanese. Not to forget the national language, Indonesian.

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[-] jungekatz@lemmy.world 23 points 11 months ago

Many indians speak 4+ languages easily , and we dont even notice that 😅

[-] SpaceNoodle@lemmy.world 57 points 11 months ago
[-] VikingHippie@lemmy.wtf 49 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Last I checked.

Fun fact: when you say "Asian" to an American, their first thought is East or Southeast Asia, but a British person's primary association with "Asianness", for lack of a better term, is India and Pakistan.

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[-] BudgetBandit@sh.itjust.works 23 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

The only good thing that the Americanization brought is, that, except the French, the world can communicate with each other in English.

[-] superweeniehutjrs@lemmy.world 24 points 11 months ago

Even if the French could communicate in English, would anyone want to have a conversation with a Frenchman?

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[-] ForbiddenRoot@lemmy.ml 14 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

I know you are joking but based on my purely anecdotal personal experience, the French (at least in Paris) can now speak and are willing to speak in English much more than a few decades back.

The first time I went to France, almost 25 years back, I had a rough time communicating at restaurants or even buying tickets at the Paris metro stations. Not sure if the latter was an ability or willingness issue because even holding up two fingers and saying "two tickets" was apparently indecipherable. Had to muster my school days French and say "deux billets" to produce instant results.

Edit: And no, the two fingers I was holding up were not the middle finger of each hand :P

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[-] cambriakilgannon@beehaw.org 19 points 11 months ago

Americans: "I Don't think about you guys at all."

[-] charonn0@startrek.website 18 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

I'll never understand this attitude that Europeans have towards Americans. I thought we were friends.

[-] reverendsteveii@lemm.ee 31 points 11 months ago

North Americans and Europeans are only friends when someone from a different continent is in the room.

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[-] Gestrid@lemmy.ca 17 points 11 months ago

Many Americans actually are bilingual or are studying another language to become bilingual.

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[-] sounddrill@lemmy.antemeridiem.xyz 16 points 11 months ago

Some of my collegemates know 6 languages(India)

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[-] iterable@sh.itjust.works 15 points 11 months ago

Hey we speak two languages...English and Bad english....

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[-] MrSlicer@lemmy.world 14 points 11 months ago

The nice thing about language is, if enough people are wrong they eventually become right.

[-] Roundcat@kbin.social 14 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

面白いね。メキシコがアメリカの近くにあるのに、アメリカの大分がスペイン語を全然はなせないねw!私もスペイン語が習いたいけど、日本語もうPainintheassだよ!

[-] ChapolinColoradoNZ@lemmy.world 15 points 11 months ago

I understood "pain in the ass", did I pass the test?

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