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Aside from English (and Spanish), you may be surprised to find out what the most spoken language in your state is...



For those that do not know, Tagalog is an Austronesian language.


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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:16 | 5099984 El Vaquero
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Navajo, BITCHEZ!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:20 | 5100002 gh0atrider
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voulez-vous achete mon Bitcoins?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:24 | 5100023 kaiserhoff
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The illegals outnumber the locals in two of my favorite beaneries, (Virginia), and they are not speaking Tagalog.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:28 | 5100031 BC6
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i didn't realize Oregon is the place to go look for a Russian bride instead of online.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:31 | 5100042 linniepar
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Zee Germans! 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:33 | 5100053 Ignatius
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And Polish in Illinois, home of 'our' fearless leader.  I'm sure it's just coincidence.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:39 | 5100073 McMolotov
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I'm shocked by the absence of Pig Latin.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:47 | 5100095 Richard Chesler
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Not Douche in DC?


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:50 | 5100103 Skateboarder
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I woulda figured Hebrew.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:53 | 5100110 Sashko89
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I need to move to Oregon...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:00 | 5100137 knukles
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Been the problem with all the fashion and trend tag-a-longs in California from the beginning.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:20 | 5100198 Pure Evil
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California is not the Ebonics capital of the world?

Who knew?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:36 | 5100516 Elvis the Pelvis
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The most common language in my home state is Redneck.  They forgot to list it.  Bitchez.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:43 | 5100746 fuu
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Hmong the living, follow me or die!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:05 | 5101263 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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The majority of these languages are European in origin. You fellows really need to work on diversity.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:19 | 5101283 Miles Ahead
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@Pure Evil: California is not the Ebonics capital of the world?

Who knew?

yo mamma prolly knew, most def maufka...

@Sashko: I need to move to Oregon...

Word.  But don't worry; a few more bonehead moves by 0 and you gonna have your choice of states to find Putin's finest.  OH, AR, NC, etc.  Won't matter.  Let 0 keep fuckin' with the grand master...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 05:33 | 5101429 Headbanger
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What no Esperanto!!?

And Double Talk is the most spoken language in DC by far.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:54 | 5102124 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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For the record, I was being sarcastic.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:18 | 5103135 MontgomeryScott
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I live in one of the states that supposedly speaks 'German'. I've been from east to west, and north to south, and have lived here for 24 years, and I have yet to run in to ONE PERSON that can actually sprechen Deutsch. This INCLUDES HAYDEN LAKE. The Bascos are a sub-set, though, in certain areas. Is 'Mormon' a language?

Muzzies in Michigan and Mandarins in New York are not entirely surprising, though (although I would actually have expected New York and Florida to be listed as 'Yiddish').

Heilige verdammte scheibe!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:48 | 5108097 N2OJoe
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Italian is NOT the 3rd most spoken language in my state.The real list is:



Whatever those smelly indians speak

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:34 | 5100507 Miffed Microbio...
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I listen to Tagalog all day Knuks. It used to be not allowed. A while back two nurses were talking in front of a patient. One was trying to get the other to work her shift the next day. It came out sounding like " She gonna die" to the patient. Well the shit hit the fan and the policy was made for only English on the job. Well, I believe it was our glorious state that struck that policy down and now it is illegal to require this.

I might as well learn the language at this point and understand all the shit their talking about us white minority.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:11 | 5100805 palmereldritch
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If it gets to lunch sharing, here's a word that will come in handy

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:02 | 5100941 Miffed Microbio...
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Yes, that was pronominally displayed at our last potluck. Miss Manners would have scolded Miffed for not sampling it and ahhhing in delight to please the bearer of such an offering. I need to learn cultural sensitivity. Considering I flunked sexual harassment training, this does not bode well.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:23 | 5100995 palmereldritch
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LOL It's the only Filipino word I know but it's one of those words that once you know what it means you.can.never.forget

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:57 | 5103948 Borrow Owl
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I once had the dubious pleasure of being in the same room when somebody got the bright idea to microwave one of those things.

Trust me: THAT is a smell you will NEVER forget.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:11 | 5100163 Harbanger
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Press 1 for English,

Press 2 for learn to speak English

Press 3 to hang up

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:18 | 5100195 duo
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I Ebonics still considered a language?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:23 | 5100217 knukles
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In CA if it's not being spoken by white Anglo-Saxon protestant males, it is automatically an official subjugated repressed minority fully compensatable under the state's White Man's Burden and Guilt Programme of 1967

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:29 | 5100256 Skateboarder
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More and more, I hear normal guys, white, black, brown, yellow, even orange, who are supposed to be speaking regular English, going for the 'gangsta' talk, without being a real 'gangsta.' Only if they understood how awkward and retarded they objectively sound.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:43 | 5100313 Harbanger
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That shows the power of the media to change a culture and shape it's opinions.  It's not awkward if the majority are doing it, it's still retard though.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:47 | 5100322 LetThemEatRand
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LOL.  # /sarc  ;)


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:52 | 5100340 Harbanger
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What Lola? the left or their media did not invent internet slang.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:00 | 5100364 LetThemEatRand
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Are you fucking retarded, Harbanger?  The Left and the media did not invent Ghetto slang either.  They just made it popular.   LOL.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:06 | 5100387 Harbanger
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That's the point, they made Ghetto culture popular in the US which made it the norm among many young people.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:10 | 5100412 CheapBastard
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All part of the Dumbing Down process.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:37 | 5101026 LetThemEatRand
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:34 | 5100277 Harbanger
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Language, culture and borders is what defines any country and every one of these, the left has been destroying in the US since the 60's.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:46 | 5100320 knukles
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Hallelujah brother

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:11 | 5100644 Ness.
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Dr. Savage approves this message.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:45 | 5100904 Crawdaddy
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And when the lefties stumble in destroying the borders, culture, language, the right is there to pick up the ball and get it over the goal line.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:04 | 5102159 A Nanny Moose
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:27 | 5100484 AGuy
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"Not Douche in DC?"

No, the speak the langauge of Marxism, which of course is different than the language of the Marx Bros.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:13 | 5100649 swmnguy
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There hasn't been a Marxist in Washington DC since at least McCarthy's HUAC hearings.  If even then.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:36 | 5100721 kaiserhoff
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I lived in DC for eight years.  Either


1.  You have never been there, and have no idea what goes on in the place, or

2.  You are a libtard parasite with shit for brains.



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:28 | 5103169 MontgomeryScott
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The FEDERAL RESERVE is MARXIST. They've had a link in D.C. since early 1914.

I'll let Marx himself define Marxism (so that twats like 'swmnguy' can get the idea).

TEN PLANKS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY, by the Jewish Journalist "Mordechai Levi," via the nom de plume of "Karl Marx":

1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rent to public purpose.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the State.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:01 | 5101718 U4 eee aaa
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Different but only slightly

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:53 | 5100112 SuperRay
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#1 in Washington, DC is Bullshit

#1 in the capital every state is Bullshit

#1 in NY is Bullshit (south of Soho especially)

#1 in NY and Washington - FRN's

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:08 | 5100963 KnuckleDragger-X
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That's reserved for DC....

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:13 | 5100967 NoPension
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And....I'm late to the party.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:12 | 5100970 NoPension
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Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:40 | 5101846 N0TME
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"Pig Latin"

Official language of Ferguson police officers.   

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:05 | 5102385 ajax
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I'm shocked by the absence of Hebrew and Yiddish


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:49 | 5100100 Kirk2NCC1701
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An I'm amazed at the absence of Ebonics. 

Were they not aksed?  Dat be rayciss!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:35 | 5100282 Lost Word
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There is a large Polish population in Chicago.

They are generally good white people in a mostly Black and Hispanic city.

Many Irish and Polish Police Officers in Chicago.

When I worked in downtown Chicago years ago, I had a good friend who was Polish.

I went to his Chicago wedding celebration, his wedding to an attractive Polish girl.


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:07 | 5101454 Lanka
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It is rumored that the only city with more Polish than Chicago is Warsaw.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:02 | 5100943 willwork4food
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Dont knock the Polish people. I've worked with them and they're hard working and the girls are some of the most beautifull in the world. Why all the jokes about them is beyond me.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:57 | 5101077 tedthecanuck
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I had been told that it's because the Poles would take and do any job, and people thought they were stupid for doing that.   My experience with Polish people is that most of them are very intelligent and hard working individuals.  The location of Poland has, unfortunately, lead to unfortunate events in the past for that nation and its people.



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:54 | 5101410 localspaced
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My experience exactly. There was a lot of negative hype when they could finally migrate and take jobs around the EU (one of the few positive things of the EU). In practise it's great. They work hard, don't cause any trouble and bring the money home to study, or they stuck around and set up local businesses filling up gaps in our local economy. Immigration has become a negative term with all the people that have so little culture of their own they have to shut down the border to preserve it. Poles have really been a positive example of how it could and should work, and it worked because it was market driven. We had the jobs, they had the labour. 

Poles are great. In fact, Poles liberated my region from German occupation in '44. Not the US. 

Putin can keep Ukraine for my part, but mess with Poland and it's on.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:58 | 5101078 tedthecanuck
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duplicate - text deleted.


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:55 | 5101698 shovelhead
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I agree.

And it's not just Polish people who love accordian music either.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:36 | 5100056 kaiserhoff
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Polish in a couple of Chicago burbs, maybe, but ethnic Germans in 100 counties. 

The Amish speak a slow country German among themselves.  Freaks them out if the "English" as they call us, say a few words of Duetsche to them.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:32 | 5100325 Bunga Bunga
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The Amish I met don't speak German. They know German words, but even don't know the correct meaning of them. Conversation in German is impossible, maybe some older Amishs are able to, but only if you understand their old dialect.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:44 | 5100085 Stoploss
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I gotta six hour head start!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:03 | 5100143 Kirk2NCC1701
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I got a charge out of Alaska's You-Pick.  Cool!

BTW, where is iScream?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:38 | 5100730 kchrisc
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Remember that the illegals are not the ones that made it possible for illegals, and that we, the American people, vastly outnumber those that are responsible.

An American, not US subject.


"My guillotine speaks justice and Restoration."

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:45 | 5101477 danpos
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qu'est-ce que c'est..."obsess"?

edit: the original comment is waaay up there now

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:36 | 5102286 TheReplacement
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Slightly used rifles and bitcoins.  Only dropped once.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:20 | 5100004 seek
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The sports simulcasts in Navajo are a trip to listen to, as are the Navajo radio ads (mostly heard in NE AZ.)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:41 | 5100076 Winston Churchill
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I can speak redneck.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:54 | 5100117 DeadFred
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Fluent in Redneck and conversant in GoodOleBoy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:17 | 5100190 duo
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Tell you whut.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:25 | 5100231 Winston Churchill
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But can you do posh redneck, with a trace of English public school.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:53 | 5100344 adr
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You must warsh your hands after every meal, madame.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:10 | 5100150 NotApplicable
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I kin to. Got me a nice draaaaaawl an everthang.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:47 | 5100751 fuu
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:02 | 5100944 bilbert
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I believe the popular vernacular is:




Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:16 | 5101118 fuu
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:59 | 5101082 MisterMousePotato
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:00 | 5100141 Professorlocknload
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Also a kick the way they rotate the Cowboy and Indian music on that station out of Window Rock. We always look forward to tuning it in when in that area.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:20 | 5100204 mt paul
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in alaska it should be

menopausal cunt speak..

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:04 | 5104125 Borrow Owl
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You must be one of those 'Real Alaskans' up on the Mainland (Downtown Spenard?) who have yet to realise that dipping your fungus infected toes into the shallow end of the gene pool is a lifestyle choice rather than a necessity.

C'mon down to SE and have a little fun.. the cannery girls rotate out on a regular basis.... and if'n yer a real smooth talker, you might even be able to snag one of the many hotties that decorate the decks of the various vessels that have been professionally piloted in by one of the Microsoft Millionares.

Of course, if you're *really* lazy and/or desparate (not that there's anything wrong with that) you can just lurk about the docks and troll the BBW's coming off of the cruise ships.




Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:26 | 5100232 Pig Circus
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All I hear around my hood is Ebonics. Especially after dark.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:41 | 5100300 toady
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Navajo? I thought that was a dead language... Probably breaks down around 70% Spanish, 28% English, 1% Navajo, and 1% miscellaneous here in AZ.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:07 | 5100394 RS2OOO
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I'd love to see the UK equivilent map.


Pretty certain it will be Urdu / Bengali / Polish / Gujarati / Punjabi

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:05 | 5101735 shovelhead
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And the only word that anyone can understand when Scots speak is "fookin".

Maybe because they say it a lot.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:40 | 5101037 Dublinmick
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:19 | 5099989 hedgeless_horseman
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Pleaz.  Ebonics be spokn in H-Town, nigga.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:19 | 5099993 McMolotov
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I speak jive.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:24 | 5099999 hedgeless_horseman
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"We all speak a lil bit a jive."

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:33 | 5100047 linniepar
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You know what Jack Burton says at a time like this? What the hell...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:33 | 5100051 Keyser
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You know there's a problem when you drive down Bellaire and the street signs are in Chinese and Vietnamese...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:57 | 5100131 Buster Cherry
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It means your getting closer to the flea markets.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:40 | 5101033 e_goldstein
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The Vietnamese have never bothered me; now their neighbors, the Katrina refugees, that's a different story.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:37 | 5101837 matrix2012
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houston bellaire town chinese road signs

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:23 | 5100014 Dexter Morgan
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Ebonics word for Transvestite:  Susan B Anthony

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:20 | 5099994 Magnum
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California has the Filipina girls, those are lovelies.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:21 | 5100010 atomicwasted
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Ugh, no.  Those are the shrill money-focused ones who like to get knocked up.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:01 | 5100136 Skateboarder
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What do you call two Filipino pilots?

A pair of pliers.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:10 | 5100162 Let them eat iPads
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Peelings....nothing more than.....peelings....

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:01 | 5100142 Ms. Erable
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And if you ever have the misfortune to be stuck in hospital, don't let one of them be your nurse. They're as incompetent as congresscritters, and just as likely to steal from you or let you die through neglect.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:59 | 5100777 Colonel
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And they eat dumb white boys like Magnum for breakfast.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:12 | 5100170 NotApplicable
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Good ole Camp Pendleton, supplying hot women with green cards for long time!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:20 | 5099996 Frank N. Beans
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That map speaks volumes. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:20 | 5099998 Seasmoke
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Michigan has a situation. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:31 | 5100046 LetThemEatRand
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God, there's another one?  That guy from New Jersey was plenty for me.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:38 | 5100066 Tapeworm
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@ Seasmoke           Doesn't speaking the dialect of the UP count? Youpers?


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:45 | 5100090 NOTaREALmerican
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I taught da situation was from fuckin New Joyzee?  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:27 | 5100241 knukles
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Oh dear God....
Jersey Shore is a valid reason for the Rest of the World to hate us.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:42 | 5100738 kaiserhoff
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OH MIE GAWD.  Have some kawfee un chill.

You don't like Snookie's ass and her boyfriend of two night's junk?

What kinnafreakareyas?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:25 | 5100472 toady
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Most of 'em came in before 9/11, but big bunches still fly into Canada and sneek across into Detroit. 

I remember when the state & city were SO proud of the largest arab population outside the ME. Don't hear that much anymore. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:37 | 5100726 Lost Word
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Too many Islamic people living near Dearborn Michigan.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:20 | 5100001 SAT 800
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Marshallese. Which must be a language because the people come from the Marshall Islands. Major invasion of Hawaii. Thanks to the Fed. who figure they'll never get to Washington, so what do they care. They reproduce, they don't speak english, and they don't work; and it's going to be a real mess. Bartender, said; "If they're coming here because we atom bombed their island, why are they still around?"; my reply; "poor aiming".

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:47 | 5100096 NOTaREALmerican
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Huh, that's what the whites say about the Kanaka's isn't it?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:21 | 5100003 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:21 | 5100013 dirtyfiles
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"townhall" is the most spoken language ...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:22 | 5100015 Yen Cross
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   Based on Simon Black's article earlier, I've got (2) choices. Learn to speak "click" or buy an answering machine.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:37 | 5100064 Cacete de Ouro
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Simon Black is one of Doug Casey's love childs (or love children, whatever).
Either that or Simon Black is just an inside joke between Casey and his entourage.

Casey is a bit like Elvis with all those sidekicks hanging around with him.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:54 | 5100092 Yen Cross
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  Thanks for the kind comment.

 I upvoted you/

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:29 | 5100263 Cacete de Ouro
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So you're one of Casey's love children or else one of Casey's sidekicks?

Or maybe Casey himself..?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:32 | 5100267 Cacete de Ouro
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There's some shit goin down with Hard Assets Alliance. Busted

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:33 | 5100275 Yen Cross
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   I'm just, Sum Dum currency trader.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:01 | 5100140 Kirk2NCC1701
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Doesn't sound like you fit the profile of their Prospects anyway.  And clearly you're not their customer, or you'd have framed it differently.

In which case, why worry about it?  Or do you also get upset by TV commercials for products you don't use or can't afford?

p.s. Although I was a bit skeptical and leery at first, I actually made money (more than expected) from an investment  I made with people Simon had introduced at last year's Offshore Workshop.  Wish I could say the same for the guys at Morgan Stanley or their investment ilk.  I have no first-hand reason to "bitch & moan", I'm sorry to report.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:37 | 5100276 Cacete de Ouro
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Casey is a massive scam. Casey, Maudlin, Bonner, Hathaway, Weiss. Pump and dump marketeers. Nothing more.

Peak Prosperity my ass...
International Man scam...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:34 | 5100499 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ok, I will concede points on your "pump & dump" comment, as I've often wondered why they (plus Porter Stansbury's crowd) keep pumping gold and silver mining stock so much, which sets off my Spider Sense also.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:57 | 5100589 Cacete de Ouro
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They make revenue from financial letter subscriptions and then sometimes trading affiliate fees. They also make appearance fees at conferences and on financial TV and also for plugging each others' book releases.

Then if they plug gold via a handful of sites then they make a referral fee there also.

Some of them have run small investment funds also, and get referrals from tax consultants etc. they even sell timeshares in places like chile and argentina.

It's all bullshit spin

Casey and his sidekicks Garret and Galland are the main culprits at Casey Research. All the other newsletter setups try to be similar to Casey but are less successful.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:36 | 5100281 swmnguy
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That's interesting, and I appreciate your telling of your personal experience with Simon Black. 

I am one who makes fun of Black's pieces here on ZH.  I just don't like his tone as writer.  Maybe I'm misinterpreting him.  When I read his pieces I hear a disconnected, self-absorbed, highly privileged little shit who can't get over how cool he his as a globetrotting International Man of wealth and taste.  Maybe it's part of his pitch and some people aren't irritated by it.  I find it wildly amusing.  I do enjoy his articles; sometimes for the perspective he imparts, but when that doesn't work for me being annoyed by his style never fails.

But I'm glad you had the experience you did and chose to tell us.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:44 | 5100314 Cacete de Ouro
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It's all bullshit written in the sweatshop in Stowe, Vermont, which is a very nice place in which to write bullshit...clean air

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:30 | 5100487 Kirk2NCC1701
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I hear what you're saying, and can understand why a person might read him that way.

Don't know him well enough personally -- as he seems to be a bit detached and projects from the analytical part of his personality -- but I'm guessing that part of his persona and the almost cocky self-confidence comes from the Officer training that gets imparted on all West Point grads.  None of those guys seem to lack in self confidence.

Certainly presents info, facts and attitude, rather than warm & fuzzes that most people respond to.

I've also noticed that it doesn't take long for a place to get the attention of the US, after he calls a place "paradise".  It's like he's inadvertently bird-dogging for TPTB for the next place to attack or assimilate, or acts as a Fly-strip for TPTB to monitor and track his clients.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:01 | 5101248 UselessEater
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He promotes the Big 4 Banks in Aussie as good, how cute and so popular (WTF? research peeps).

But its cool, we just like Simon Says, speak universal STUPID here in the land down under. It helps to bring all cultural variations into one basket that can then uselessly fight each other, pointlessly, for fragile space mean while fiat money and global governance reigns for the good of the planet. I know 'cause the G20 is meeting in my backyard and protests are banned 'cause in Stupid language that's a socially unacceptable terrorist threat and the G20 is really a huge PR bonus to the Stupid in Queensland.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:54 | 5101906 Cacete de Ouro
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Tell me this Kirk, was Simon Black there in person?

Fine if he was, but I can see no evidence to prove that the 'man' is nothing more than a Casey type invention.

Anyone like to enlighten me?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:24 | 5100020 cherokeepilot
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Cherokee (tsalagi), among family and other tribal members.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:27 | 5100029 Mae Kadoodie
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I be speakin Ebola.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:34 | 5100054 Let them eat iPads
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So the Germans won the war after all.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:39 | 5100072 Cacete de Ouro
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Just the nuclear scientists and other assorted useful characters...

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:36 | 5104207 Borrow Owl
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:46 | 5100091 kaiserhoff
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Yes and no.  We certainly hold some of the best land, but two world wars and a century of hate mail and propaganda haven't helped preserve the culture. Roughly 26% of the population, twice that of the blacks, but the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes who conquered England are mostly the same stock.  The Jutes these days are concentrated in Denmark and Northwest Germany (Hamburg).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:38 | 5100290 swmnguy
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Hmm.  I wonder how many people in each area of Germany speak English, compared the number of people in America who speak German.  Does a third-most-common language in an American state even log in a whole-number percentage?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:39 | 5101149 tedthecanuck
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Many Germans can speak English well.  Their writing, while not perfect, is acceptable, and the meaning of what was written is usually clear.  I would bet that the writing skills of Germans born after 1970 would be superior to many Americans in large urban centers.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:35 | 5100059 LetThemEatRand
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Oh shit!  Italy has taken over New York!  Those fucking New York Italians.  Always trying to take our shit.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:39 | 5100074 Cacete de Ouro
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Go and get your shine box

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:36 | 5100060 smacker
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I assume the two states that speak Portuguese as a 2nd language are actually Brazilian Portuguese.

Is that right?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:40 | 5100079 Frank N. Beans
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Mass. and Rhode Island?  No, from Portugal.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:54 | 5100350 Keyser
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Err, lot's of Brazilians in Ri, especially in Cranston and Warwick... Don't ask me how I know... 


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:20 | 5101284 GooseShtepping Moron
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Sorry, I can't resist. How do you know?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:00 | 5101928 Cacete de Ouro
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I tink he means Brazilian hookers

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:45 | 5100080 Cacete de Ouro
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Hopefully, but I can't see how Brazilians would live in an area with such cold winters. You need to look further south...Miami

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:54 | 5100122 Urban Roman
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Mashpee. And apparently some other towns. 

Massachusetss was pretty big in the slave trade 300 years ago. Or really any seafaring trade such as whaling. Best harbor on the coast and such. Some communities were founded by Portugese sailors, and maybe some of their cargo. When Cape Codders say "Portugese neighborhood", they really mean "black neighborhood".

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:55 | 5100351 smacker
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Generally true. But not all of Brazil is sub-tropical.

Curitiba (Paraná), Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and other parts of Paraná get some wet and cold winters with frequent snow. Since people don't have any form of central heating I can't imagine how they put up with it.

But sure, a majority of them would prefer Florida.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:15 | 5101933 Cacete de Ouro
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