Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 08:36:31 -0500
From: Once was Bob <>
Subject: Re: tarpaulin

On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 14:16:18 +0000 (UTC), "SimonJ" <> wrote: >Agree with you there Simon! The English and Americans are the worst for >bothering to learn languages, they always expect foreigners to speak to them >in English, even when abroad. Well, not exactly true. Most Americans take a couple years of a foreign language in high school. The trouble is that since we interface with so few folks that speak another language, we quickly forget whatever we learned. Only a small percentage of Americans have ever been outside of North America. OTOH, Europeans interface with different peoples and languages constantly, so you get to use what you learn. Bob

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