Now that’s just good ol’ fashioned ignorance…
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Ola senior Gringo
October 8th, 2009
I disagree with the comments on this one. This is America, and the official language is English. If you want to speak another language with your friends or family that’s fine, but when you talk to someone else, don’t expect us to learn your language for you. You came here, YOU learn.
Bienvenido a América, ahora hablar un poco de Inglés, ha ha
How much you want to get that
1) That shirt was made in China
2) This guy never dropped out in 7th grade, making him the most edumacated member of his family?
Oh, gross–and I have relatives who ascribe to this racist philosophy. Wonder if this moron’s ancestors spoke Englisj when they got here.
um, is this another gang t-shirt shot? The gang of old malcontent rednecks?
English is NOT the official language in America. Do your homework.
now that’s what i am talking about! for those of you who are going to say how ignorant that shirt is have you ever tried helping someone who does not speak english? i work in a grocery store and it frustrates me especially the kids from asia who are going to an american uni who can’t speak english. i want to bitch slap them all. speak english or go the fuck back home!
Later that night, his girlfriend ShiLeena was caught sucking face with Jose at Peppy’s Taco House
Actually, I like what the shirt reads and I’d like to have one.
Declaration of Independence – written in English, Constitution – Written in English, So why the hell do I have to press 1 to continue in english. you want to come here learn to use the language.
Why is this such a problem? If I moved to France, I would learn Frence….If I moved to Russia, I would learn Russian, China, Chinese, Japan, Japanese…..I wonder if people who think “You moved to my country, speak my language” are treated and thought of as being “racist” as in the USA?
And yet go to Europe and people speak English, *and* French, Spanish, German…
But hey, more power to ya. Parents in economically competitive parts of the country are signing their kids up for Chinese lessons.
TO MC: Hmmm. and this is why american schools has spanish classes and the Second biggest language in america is spanish. And yes, immigrants can take classes and do take classes. I’m not just going to generalizing it to only spanish tho. I just hate ignorance, like that white trash shirt and your idiotic comment.
Horky the living Spoodge
The most proper shirt on this site.
MC, you’re as dopey as that guy. Who has ever expected you to learn another language to assist them? I bet you’re “that guy” who swears english is the official language and still eff’s it up with your ignorance and poor grammar skills.
who cares about the shirt, check out that sexy hot straw hat. Dang bro where can i get one of those at. Oh yea! Wally-Mart
Hmm. This guy better not come to NYC. I know a few people who don’t speak English. Some of whom were born in this country.
Thanks Wikipedia! (Google this one if for you!)
The United States does not have an official language; however, the majority of the population speaks English as a native language (some 82%). The variety of English spoken in the United States is known as American English; together with Canadian English it makes up the group of dialects known as North American English. 96% of the population of the U.S. speaks English “well” or “very well”. There have been several proposals to make English the national language in amendments to immigration reform bills. None of these bills have become law with the amendment intact.
WOW a lot of people need to go back to school. First off English was for many years the Dominant not Official language…although it should be. Second..AMERICA does not contain two i’s in it. So not only does this shirt make him look ignorant but it also makes him look illiterate!
I agree with that shirt. As for the person commenting on what language people spoke when they arrived in America………most people came from England so yes it was English that they spoke.
Hmmm, last time I checked, believe it or not, America does NOT have an official language, although we would all like for it to be English. I do agree with his shirt. That’s why I teach English as a new language.
Yes, it’s rednecky, but mostly due to style and color choice. And boldness. HOWEVER, he makes an excellent point. Here’s why: Until the US is willing to accommodate speakers of ALL languages, nobody gets to play favorite.
My spouse is from Russia. He would NEVER presume that ANY stores, services, government depts provide translations, printed materials in Russian, or ANY sort of special treatment. There are lots of Russians, Chinese, and other foreign nationals here in the states, but NOBODY CARES about THEIR language issues, DO THEY???? Oh, no, only Spanish speakers are accomodated. And it is entirely to their DETRIMENT.
Bottom line, like it or not, if you want to get ahead here, you’ve got to have English. Accommodating Spanish speakers everywhere from Sears to government agencies is only holding people back.
seems like reasonable advice to me. After all if we went to say Spain or Mexico to live we wouldn’t expect them to change their signs to English for us, or to speak English for us. If I move to Spain/Mexico i better darn well learn Spanish. If I move to France, French.. Germany I should learn German so on and so forth.
His shirt says nothing about official language, Jamby proves that there are many different languages in America but if you come to our country you should try to learn the language that is most spoken.
Then “Otto” YOU HAVE A PROBLEM…WE don’t…
It would have been more hilarious if he had a case of Corona in his cart.
I bet this guy only speaks proper English 63% of the time.
All Have to say is PLEASE and F***ing THANK YOU ! THIS IS AMERICA WHY THE HELL SHOULD I HAVE TO PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH ?????
AND ANOTHER THING …. WHEN I GO TO THERE COUNTRY ! THEY SURE THEY HELL DON’T ACCOMMODATE ME ! SO WHY THE HELL ARE WE LETTING THEM GET AWAY WITH, NOT LEARNING ENGLISH !
ONE MORE THING IF YOU DON’T LIKE OUR COUNTRY ! THEN GO HOME ! WE DON’T WONT YOU HERE . NORE CAN WE AFFORD TO HAVE YOU ,HEAR WITH ALL YOUR DAM KIDS !
Judging by the likes and dislikes on the comments, I would say that this one backfired on you POW!!
While I think that you should speak English in our Country, Americans expect people to speak English when we travel abroad.
If you plan to move America, plan on learning a new language!!
ok.. so english while it is not the “official” language is spoken by 82% of the people in this country… so I would have 2 agree with the shirt. I don’t have a problem with anyone speaking their native language but if you immigrate 2 another country then you need 2 learn things like the language spoken in that country, and the laws in that country. I would not move to a country that speaks another language and expect them 2 change 2 suit me… that is ignorant !
This guy has a message! For all those foreigners who don’t speak English but read it. [Brett Erickson]
There is no “official” language in America- It’s the melting pot. You can gripe about it or appreciate the diversity of this country.
I hope all of his daughters marry green card hunters.
. . . I paraphrase Chris Rock:
Whoever you hate ends up becoming a member of your family.
Only 80% percent of “North Americans” speak English.. At difference of other countries were the language spoken is official because is the mother tongue.. If North Americans include natives and people from the Islands, well.. no English as a mother tongue there.. f.i Hawaii…Why the need to force other people to speak it out?.. Funny, but at the same time offensive.
Other than the khaki explosion I agree with the sentiment.
I can’t vouch for Mexico, as I’ve never been there, but most mainland Europeans also speak good English (especially in tourist areas), as they have little expectation that English or American visitors will be able to speak a word of their language.
Whether it’s right or wrong, you don’t have to put it on your jacket with cut off sleaves.
You can bet someone who learned English last year can likely speak it better than this angry dope.
I stand by his message! This is america that means the official language (and always has been!) is ENGLISH!
Being in the United States is what makes that shirt so perfect…. The FREEDOM to wear it and the CHOICE to not agree with it…But i bet most don’ think about the freedom part of that…
What’s with all the comment ratings here? Are all the peopleofwalmart readers Republicans or something?
Whether you agree with the sentiment or not, wearing that on a shirt is as loudly racist as the Confederate flag he probably has on the front of his hat.
this pic and comments prove how selfish “americans” can be!
common sense is not common anymore
I am in complete agreement that ANYone who legally or illegally comes to our country to live needs to learn our language, we should not be changing our signs, offering twice the paperwork at any Dr or business office or store to provide the spanish alternatives. They need to find a translation service on their own and learn the common language. And anyone in customer service in retail knows its annoying and time consuming to try to help anyone who cant even try to learn the basics.
Like the one said we would be completely expected to learn the common language in any foreign country, much less the handouts they can get here that americans that might actually need cant get, but I digress
There is no official language of the U.S. The politicians are too afraid to offend any one minority. So, we’re stuck with bilingual road signs and schools that teach only in spanish.
Our Declaration of Independence was written in….English
Our first government was organized by the Articles of Confederation that was written in ….English
Our current government is organized by the Constitution that is written in…English
When the Asians come here they learn to speak English.
When the Europeans come here they learn to speak English.
When the Africans come here they learn to speak English.
When I go overseas I take a dictionary/guidebook and try to speak the local tongue.
This has nothing to do with racism, anyone making that argument, has no argument so they take a cheap shot.
This is about a uniform communication.
To be an international airport, the tower must operate in English.
in response to cheryl….actually, if u go to many other countries, English is a required teaching in schools, there aren’t many countries that have no English speaking people anymore.we are actually one of few countries that do expect people to speak our language when we travel.
I totally agree with the shirt wearer.This is America. We speak English here. Learn it.
Word america looks like AMIRICA on his shirt…
I don’t have a problem with America being a “melting pot”, but I do have a problem with Americans having to cater to our “guest” (especially when they are living here)! I do support this mans opinion, even though wearing it on your shirt is not the most classy way to express it!
The first “official” language of a good portion of the United States was…French.
I’d suggest picking up a history book. Xenophobia is never attractive.
lol funny….. to who ever said english is the national language in America, your wrong their is no official language of the u.s
Last time I checked, when WE were babies and our CHILDREN were babies WE were TAUGHT and Taught our kids how to speak ENGLISH. English is the OFFICIAL Language of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA so if you are here, LEARN THE LANGUAGE…If not, GTFO!!!!
Same thing goes when you call and get the message, Press 1 for English, etc….Our country is going to $(*#!!
Lily and others — you’re right, there is no official language. Clearly, by your poor grammar and spelling skills, even English gets no respect.
I agree with the shirt . . . but if you don’t know English how are you going to know what is says?
Last year I invested 3 months learning basic German before going to Germany just for a 10 day vacation. I would never be so inconsiderate as to expect my host or worse my new neighbors to learn my language in order to communicate.
Quiero cerveza! No hablo ingles! Que significa mi camiseta? What does my shirt say?
The thing that bothers me about this guy in this shirt, is I can guarantee he’s one of the folks that would go abroad and demand that everyone speak english to him, even though it may not be the native language of wherever he’s visiting.
People need to stop hating. Most of the “Uhhmericans” I know can barely speak English themselves. Where’s your sense of culture? I love being in a room or walking down the street and hearing more than one language at a time. When I travel to places where I don’t speak the language people are often kind to me. These “Uhhmericans” who practice intolerance need to get some grace and humility.
I’ve been to Mexico, France, Germany, etc… and while yes, there are some things written in English, I was expected to speak their language. I even had some people get really upset with me for using a translator book. BUT, I did NOT ask them to speak English to communicate with me. But these same people (mostly Spanish speaking) come to this predominately English speaking country and expect us to change everything to meet their needs. AND, I challenge you to go to a grocery store and find five items that DON’T have a Spanish translation somewhere on the label.
We should all put our beliefs on our clothing and cars.
Whereas the “official” language might be English, and I agree people should learn to speak it, I also believe we should have multilingual signs. Not everyone on American soil is living here and for those visitors we should accomodate them. Yes they might have learned some conversational English, but they wouldn’t know everything. In this fight to stand up for our belief in speaking English we have forgotten there are other aspects like visitors, or people still learning. When I go to Europe I learn the basics of that language but there is no way to learn the entire language of multiple countries. They have signs in English underneath their native tongues. This not only helps me in the short term, it helps me learn their dialect for that particular situation by being able to read both languages. Again, I believe people living here should learn the language, but should we penalize them with confusion until they do? That’s a bit cruel in my opinion.
Well these are all interesting comments. I’m an American living in Rome Italy and I see American tourists in Rome all the time insisting that Romans should know how to speak English!!!
wow how dumb can you get
YA yall red neck hicks need to do your home work there is no “offical” language of the us.The first language ever spoke on this land was the native tounge of the AMERICAN INDAINS! so get it straight! and when the british came over im pretty sure that not a single britt tryed hard to learn thier language. oh and F.Y.I Florida first named East Florida was owned by spain before the us ever got a hold of it, so realy the first language ever spoken there was spanish. so really out of respect for the first owners of florida we should all speek spanish when there.
Where can I get one? I’ll put it right next to my “Give citizens jobs first, America” t-shirt.
I agree with this shirt and quite frankly there is nothing racist or ignorant or “redneck” about it. I am well educated and if you come to America you should learn english. We shouldnt have to cater to every nationality and their language that come to our country.
I like the shirt (or at least it’s premise). This is America, speak English. When my ancestors came here and got off the boat, they learned English and spoke it. If we go to France, Germany, Poland, Mexico, wherever, we are expected to speak in that country’s native language.
America was settled by pilgrims from England…who spoke English. Deal with it!
English is NOT the official language of the U.S. This was stated a few years ago when they wanted to translate the pledge of allegiance into Spanish and everyone got all pissy and said that English is the official language of the U.S. it is NOT. There is no official language in the U.S. Since our forefathers saw this country as a melting pot, they decided NOT to make English the official language to respect other languages and countries. English is the most popular language spoken here in the U.S. NOT the official language.
I don’t see any problem with this pic. Heck, he probably BOUGHT the shirt in a WalMart (although, it was probably made in Sri Lanka).
On October 8, 2009, MARK said:
“We should all put our beliefs on our clothing and cars.”
MAYBE IF WE DID, THE CORPORATE AND/OR INTELLECTUAL ELITES WHO MISTAKENLY BELIVE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPOINT THEMSE#LVES OUR “LORDS AND MASTERS” JUST MIGHT GET THE MESSAGE THAT…
“WE”VE HAD ENOUGH OF THEIR BULLSH*T!!!”
Could this POSSIBLY explain the recent popularity of CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS??? Could this also explain the large number of Americans who now carry SIDEARMS openly???
HEY, DAVID ROCKEFELLER AND ALL YOUR PALS IN THE BILLIONAIRES’ CLUB!!! I THINK YOUR **INSIGNIFICANT LITTLE PAWNS** aka **THE USELESS EATERS** MIGHT BE TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING!!!
KINDA FEELS LIKE IT MUST HAVE FELT TO LIVE IN BOSTON CIRCA 1775!!!
This man’s sentiment is neither racist nor ugly, but reasonable and sensible.Many of us have ancestors who had to learn English. Thanks to political correctness, we are supposed to celebrate language diversity, no matter if that diversity causes the nation to become a mess like Yugoslavia.
Well at least it didn’t ask the reader to speak “American”… that just would’ve been stupid!
“After all if we went to say Spain or Mexico to live we wouldn’t expect them to change their signs to English for us, or to speak English for us.”
I think you’ll find most Americans do
If you are not judging someone then you must not be thinking hard enough.
Quiero cerveza! No hablo ingles! Que significa mi camiseta?
I want beer! I do not speak English! What does my shirt?
There’s no winning with this one, so I’m just gonna sit back and watch Jamby make an ass of himself again……
MC, how is your Cree?
“I agree with ya dude, but may I suggest a bumper sticker?”
erm ignore previous comment. Didn’t see the “to live” bit.
No way to edit? lol
Even if the guy can’t speak “proper English” the fact remains that he can still speak it in a way that we understand him.
I’m tired of having foreign people come up to me (and in my town, it’s asians) at my job and expect me to know what they’re talking about when they speak rapidly to me in some other language. At least the Spanish around here attempt English to where I can understand them!
But seriously: this is America. Speak English. We don’t go to your country and force you to change everything to our language.
WTF! that chick back there has my purse!! the colorful checkered one!
…oh yeah…they guy is kind of a douche bag.
By the logic of too many posters here, we should all be speaking in the various Native American tongues indigenous to whatever area we’re living in. Crap, I don’t know a word of Lenni-Lenape.
Is Mr. Indignant Righteous BudLight Cowboy fluent in Seminole?
This is obviously ignorance. I was brought up to believe that everyone should be treated fairly and that we should accept the diversity of others. People such as this and who think the same way as this man are the exact reasons as to why so many other countries look at the United States as being ignorant and almost racist. I mean come on! We were all immigrants at one time and I personally know that learning another language is difficult, so why not just adjust to change and accept the diversity of others? People over react, and maybe if we took the time to really look at the reason why immigrants come to the United States, then we can begin to understand that different languages are beautiful and people can choose what language to use.
What are all the Tea Party numbnuts doing here??? Your European immigrant great- and great-great grandparents probably didn’t speak English when they arrived. Did any of you happen to watch Gangs of New York? All you Butcher Bill types need to chill out.
Advertising your intolerance on your shirt just says “I’m a keeper!”
If you all lived in South Florida, you’d be wearing it too. Trust me on this.
And I bet your European forebearers spoke perfect English when they arrived.
Someone said our country was going to shit because you can press 2 for Espanol on phone menus. Are you serious? Most people I know that are foreign/expats speak English well enough, but can communicate more easily in their native tongue. So if you’re trying to listen to a phone menu from your mortgage company, I could see how it might be easier.
Either way, if that is ruining your life or ruining the country for you, you’re pathetic. I think it’s annoying if someone comes into say, a bank, and wants to open an account but doesn’t speak English, but I don’t think that happens very often. Besides, a good portion of Canada speaks French and a good portion speaks English… and their country isn’t doing too bad.
Have you ever gone to Mexico and seen a shirt that says “Bienvenido, habla esponol’ I speak a second language and use it in public and get very nasty looks and comments by people. I use it because it’s nobody’s business what I’am talking about. If they want to understand me they can learn that language.
2 languages= bilingual
1 language= american
I agree with the comment onthe guy’s shirt….although I wouldn’t neccessarily wear it ON a shirt!!!
Remember everyone…FREEDOM OF SPEECH (and to wear our opinions on shirts with cut-off sleeves)
What’s TRULY PATHETIC is how all the ultra-Liberal RED LEFT wingnuts who support this “la Raza” (Mexican KKK) crap seem determined to remain WILLFULLY IGNORANT of the fact that they’re playing RIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF TYRANTS and will probably continue to do so right up until the time comes for THEIR nice, suburban single-family dwelling to be taken from them at knifepoint by the fifty of so members of MS-13 (Latin Kings, Diablos, South West Cholos, etc.) who will sleep piled on the floor when not working for the new Corporate average wage of about $1 per day (ultimately at the point of some Blackwater goon’s M-16, once the tyrants feel safe openly revealing themselves)!!! That is, if the gangbangers are feeling merciful enough that day to let “los Gringos” live at all!!!
Laughing at Arrogance
Are you all serious here? People want everyone to speak English now that all the German ancestors are dead or learned English over the generations. My German ancestors did NOT speak English they spoke German. It’s a farce to think that everyone needs to speak English now that the majority of non-speaking Americans are of Hispanic origin. I have worked many years in customer service and many DO try to speak English just like the French or German’s did when they came over. They just prefer to speak their native tongue when conversing amongst family and friends..once again, as the Germans and French did. Give it a rest and learn to get along.
The United States of America does not have an offical language!!!
Yes, I do think people coming to live in a different country should take the time to learn the language. But bottom line – we’re becoming bilingual whether you like it or not.
Sean…it’s douche fags like YOU who make guys like the guy up above wear their opinions on their shirts. You’re right it is nobody’s business what you’re talking about….so speak in a lower tone of voice!
And if Americans are the stupid ones then why the hell are you posting on this site??
Wasn’t Spanish pretty much the commonly used European language in Florida from 1513 to 1819?
I do speak Native American—-ENGLISH. since this wasn’t AMERICA until we founded the country, everyone born here legally is NATIVE AMERICAN!!!
If I was ever going to leave this country to travel, I would try and speak the language of the host country. In mexico it would be Spanish. In Italy, Italian. In french, (is war losing pussy an actual language?)
Y E S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, but if you go to France you’re supposed to speak French or be received very rudely!! ??
NOW!!! I bet you people who think this is a racist shirt have never been outside the US When you do they expect YOU to speak the language.. As far as I’m concerned I LOVE THE SHIRT and COMPLETELY AGREE!!!!
You are the one who came to AMERICA so learn the language why should we have to conform to people that are here on their own FREE will??? Why should we have to hit 1 for english??? One of the many reasons why we have problems within this country is because people who think that taking care of HOME the AMERICANS can wait… Our Vets get treated like SHIT and they are the reason you can SPEAK your MIND freely in this country.. IF YOU ARE IN AMERICA SPEAK THE LANGUAGE… And that’s all I have to say about that!!!
LMAO DES NIGGAS NEED 2 START SPEAKIN ENGLISH FA REL IF DEY CUM IN MY KUNTRY AMERIKA DEY BETTA SPEAK AMERIKAN TIRED OF THESE FOOLS SPITTIN DAT YING YANG U CANT UNDASTAND GO BACK TO FRANCE O WHATEVA
The great irony to me here is that the shirt is written in a language the man assumes the people he’s speaking out against can’t even read. Good game Redneck.
Jamby that’s the smartest (and I use that term loosely) thing I’ve ever heard you say
Well. We now found out where the political ties are from the owner of the site.
These folks just can’t help themselves. Trying to lose at least 1/2 of their customer base instantly.
Does Letterman own this site?
I’m not a Republican. I agree you have to learn the English language. As far as I know there is no official language for the US of A.
Who titled this pic? Your an idiot, as most of the posters will agree with me. This guy is expressing his sentiments that alot of AMERICANS don’t/won’t. why is our Govt pandering to these ILLEGAL immigrants by creating signage and forms and everything else? for the cheap SLAVE labor they provide!
There is no official language as a federal level. It gets shot down whenever tried. The people that shoot it down are probably pansies, but a lot of the people that try to get it passed are almost illiterate anyways.
I think it’s a foregone conclusion anyways, we’re probably going to be a fully dual-language country by the end of this century, there’s no way to force a stop to it unless you want to violate the tenets of freedom that the US supposedly has. I don’t think anyone can reasonably complain about losing freedoms and also political and legal demands that other people speak the same language you do.
There have always been pockets of immigrants that don’t learn English, the difference with Spanish is that it’s spoken by a large number of countries, most of Central and South America (excluding Brazil) speak it, so they have something in common.
“LMAO DES NIGGAS NEED 2 START SPEAKIN ENGLISH FA REL IF DEY CUM IN MY KUNTRY AMERIKA DEY BETTA SPEAK AMERIKAN TIRED OF THESE FOOLS SPITTIN DAT YING YANG U CANT UNDASTAND GO BACK TO FRANCE O WHATEVA ”
is that english?
as a Swede (nothern Europe), I’m required to understand, write and speak Swedish, English and a third language, but shouldn’t people in the US be required to understand, write and speak English properly?
In true redneck fashion!
YO LINNEA YA DAT ENGLISH KEEP YO EUROPEAN ASS IN EUROPE BEFO WE HIROSHIMA YO ASS AND DROP A ATOMIC BOMB ON U LMAO SWEDISH DA ONLY THANG U GOOD AT IS MY COFFEE TABLE NIGGA AND U ALL CANT EVEN WRITE GOOD DIRECTIONS
the sad part it is…it was probably “Made in Mexico”
Have to give this guy credit .. Thank God he aint wearing a shirt that says Julios immigration and lawn service.. Sneakin em thru to mow for you since 1932
ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO SAY ENGLISH IS NOT THE LANGUAGE OF THIS COUNTRY !!!!! WTF ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE!!!!!! WE HAVE SPOKEN ENGLISH SINCE IDK FOREVER!!!!!!!!
Wow, judging by the hundreds of thumbs down on any comment that thinks this guy’s shirt is racist I am appalled by the level of ignorance displayed. English, as noted above in a comment that received numerous thumbs down, is NOT the official language of the US.
There is not an official language. Just because our founding documents are in English this does not grant the language official status. What happened to belief in true personal freedom? If someone wants to speak Spanish, French, or Romanian or any other language more power to them.
If it were a rich tourist from Quebec and not a poor immigrant from Mexico speaking a foreign language I doubt the dumb rednecks would be as upset. Now, bring on the thumbs down because I made a rational comment.
I personally subscribe to the theoretical statement on this gentleman’s tee-shirt… and find some of the pathetic (liberal) comments made about this picture fit more on this website than the picture does. Funny how they equate “redneck” with stupid, isn’t it?
We are all at the moment still free to post our comments, no matter what side they fall on, thank GOD.
YO SLAYSGIRL THANK YA FO DA LUV.,,AND I WANNA THANK ALL MY NIGGAS FOR FINALLY SHOWIN ME SUM LUV AND THUMBS UP MY COMMENTS.. I STAND FO AMERIKA NO ONE ELSE!!!!!!!!
HOLLA ACHA BOY YALL LETS STAND BEHIND DUDE IN DA PIC HE A TRU AMERICAN
Alright, Alright…we definitely have some WalMart shopper extraordinaires in this crowd!
Most immigrants who speak another language do work on learning English when they come to this country. Just because they speak their primary language to their friends and family doesn’t reflect poorly on them. I do not have to understand the conversation they are having that I am not a part of. It is none of my business.
A person with an accent that is trying their best to speak English is still speaking English.
Now, for this obvious redneck, I think his beautiful, humanitarian opinion would be better expressed in a well thought out, gloriously written essay that might appear in the New Yorker or possibly on Salon.com. I am certain that he is a fine representative of the average American.
Welcome to America, Now speak Cherokee or Squamish or Cree or Chippewa or….
I know that dude, he has a Doctorate IN ENGLISH!!!
Agree or disagree with the saying, it is ironic that only English speaking people can read a shirt telling people to learn English. Shouldn’t it be written so the non English speakers could read it?
POLITUX U IGNORANT MAINE
YA ENGLISH AINT R OFFICAL LANGUAGE BUT DAT DONT MATTA…ALL OUR OFFICAL DOCUMENTS, TREATY’S,LAWS,MEETING,PRESS RELEASES,ETC ETC IS ALL IN ENGLISH!!!! LIVIN IN DIS CONTRUY U ARE EXPECTED TO SPEAK ENGLISH DAT A FACT!!!!
It’s not about knowing another language and using it, it’s about REFUSING to learn the language of the coutry you live in. I agree with you that everyone who is in this coutry LEGALLY should be afforded all the rights and liberties our fore fathers fought for. I do not, however, think that Americans should be so passive when it comes to certain things like being able to understand an unfortunately LARGE number of non-English speaking immigrants.
LINNEA let me explain JAMBY to you.
The person is just having fun with ‘ghetto-speak’. Actually it’s pretty hard to even write it and have it make sense. The person is kidding around.
I am in awe of your English. Just wish more that come here would just try. We don’t think they have to be fluent but try. Just like Americans should try when they go to a foreign country.
But to have ALL of our signs and paperwork in 15 languages is a bit ridiculous. That is what upsets many Americans. The fact WE are paying for this for those that won’t take the time to learn and those that have this misguided idea that everything should be in 15 languages.
Have a great day.
I think when you enter a particular country, it’s beneficial to make your best effort to speak in the native language of that country – especially if you are to reside there for an extended period.
What I don’t think is cool is kinda shoving this in someone’s face. Just like some have said you wouldn’t go overseas and yell “Speak english!” at someone, the tone of the message as well as the message itself is important and here it says less “Welcome, you’d find it easier if you spoke English here” and more, “You’re different – go away!”
Hey commentator – you’re the one who’s ignorant. This is America – English… America – ENGLISH. As it is, you can’t go into Miami-Dade county without hearing a Spanish sentence before an broken-English reiteration. Other countries expect you to speak their language fluently – why should we be any different?
I was born and raised in europe and i agree. If your gonna move to a another country than you need to learn that language. I am fluent in english as well as my own language. I cant stand when i hear that someone has lived here in the us for years and still can not speak english. I am self taught, because english is not hard to learn. Hell every one every where speaks it. It all boils down to this: You left your country to come to America an english speaking country, LEARN ENGLISHn!!!
Jamby: I feel sorry for you. Open your eyes, us european people can kick your ass any day of the week.
Just a note – I challenge you to find something official from the US government stating that our official language is English. In fact, this country has no official language. There have been several attempts to enact an official language, but none have made it to law.
I’m not taking a position here about whether we should have a national language, and if so, what. Just correcting the misconception that there is no national language.
Um, I am guessing if they can’t SPEAK English, they can’t read it either, so the messgae is not well received.
Well, that would be to assume there was even a defensive statement to make about this message-boasting garment.
I’d like to see him wear that in MY local Walmart. It’s most hispanic. He’d get his ass kicked by all the latinos !
On October 8, 2009, TERRIBLE TED said:
“Who titled this pic? Your an idiot, as most of the posters will agree with me. This guy is expressing his sentiments that alot of AMERICANS don’t/won’t. why is our Govt pandering to these ILLEGAL immigrants by creating signage and forms and everything else? for the cheap SLAVE labor they provide!”
I agree!!! To all the America-hating RED LEFT “The American experiment has failed, time to give the ‘stolen’ land back to the Indians and Mexicans.” nutjobs:
IT’S NOT THAT AMERICA HAS “FAILED” IT’S THAT NUTJOBS LIKE YOU HAVE ALLOWED THE HIJACKERS TO ENTER THE COCKPIT WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A WHIMPER OF PROTEST!!!
If things ever get as ugly as I’m afraid they might but sincerely hope they don’t, at least there are a few things I know for certain:
1) GUYS LIKE THE ONE WEARING THIS SHIRT JUST MIGHT HAVE THE STONES TO FIGHT BACK AND REGAIN CONTROL BEFORE AMERICA CRASHES INTO THE GROUND!!!
2) EVEN IF SOME OF THEM HAVE TO DIE, AT LEAST THEY’LL DIE FIGHTING LONG BEFORE BEING SHOVED INTO CATTLE CARS!!!
3) LIBTARDS WHO ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE SHOVED INTO THE CATTLE CARS WITHOUT A FIGHT WILL RICHLY DESERVE THE FATE THAT AWAITS THEM IN THE FEMA GAS CHAMBERS!!!
It isn’t at all “paranoid” to recognize OBVIOUS similarities between the Washington DC of 2009 and …
Tiananmen Square circa 1989
East Berlin circa 1961
Berlin circa 1939
Moscow circa 1918-1990
SOCIALISM is, was, and always will be ONE GIGANTIC SLAVE-LABOR CAMP!!! How many times must the world REPEAT this grim fact of History before we LEARN THE LESSONS EMBEDDED IN IT????
seems like everyone wants to get into a discussion on what language we should speak…. I guess you have all missed the point of this post…. This is the people of Wal-Mart folks…. get a grip….. how do we spell America anyway?
Glad to see the ignorant white trash that shops at walmart checks out this site. most countrys have more than one language so get over the fact that people speak multiple languages
I am confused as to why so many people are upset with people speaking another language other than English. Why? Why do you care what the person next to you in the Wal Mart line is speaking? How does this actually affect you? Jealousy because they probably make more money than you for being bilingual? Or because they actually were intelligent enough to learn another language? How often does their speech actually affect you? And why not learn another language if this is becoming such a big problem for you?
And the Mexican Racista? Are you kidding me? Do you actually know anyone in La Racista? Do they oppress you in any way? I dont actually know any Mexican who sleep huddled up on the floor, and trust me I know alot of Mexicans and they dont make a dollar per day for slave labor. How incredibly ignorant. I dont fear “gangbangers” coming into my nice suburban home and holding a knife to my throat (where do you get such ideas?!) I fear ignorant people like yourselves.
NOBODY: I’m not a US citizen, and in our society it’s common to be critical to the US. my reason? I’m involved in human rights and global enviromental issues.
15 languages? that does sound alot, but we have a similar situation. and IMO, a country should care about all it’s citizens fairly, and the government should help its immigrants to adjust.
and we pay loads of taxes, among the highest, but it assures even the poor and weak people to live a life in dignity, and I wouldn’t change it.
Funny how this caption is very negative toward the PERSON and yet the gansta photos were negative about what the person was WEARING.
Typical leftist American bigotry at it’s best.
Congrats. You just compared immigrants to 9/11 hijackers and Nazis in one post! Gold medal for absurd analogies goes to you.
Only thing I’d ask the guy is where he bought that shirt?
I’s sure as shit wear it! Rock on dude!
I have no idea why this is on peopleofwalmart.com. I see shirts like this EVERYWHERE and I couldnt agree more with them. In fact, think I will buy one myself… If you dont know English, get the fk out of America!!!!!!!!!!!
Who is refusing to learn English?! I have never met an immigrant who wasnt actively learning to speak English. OR who is adament against NOT learning it and expecting everyone to pander to them in their own first language. Thats dumb to think that people are!
English is a tough language to learn, one of the hardest. So yeah, its gonna take new comers some time to pick it up. Give them a break, they are trying.
“why is our Govt pandering to these ILLEGAL immigrants by creating signage and forms and everything else? for the cheap SLAVE labor they provide!”
The Govt isn’t. Most are LEGAL. As for the cheap SLAVE labor they provide?? Quit being a selfish and greedy AMERICAN and work for less! America is the home of the opportunist and the ‘American dream’ of living in the lap of luxury. Same reason your ancestors came over! I do not see too many white ‘American’ folk sitting outside Home Depot waiting for work…they are sitting at home on welfare drinking their Bud and eating Tostino pizzas. Most illegals are working under false SSN. They are still paying taxes on that SSN and not filling income tax returns…hence, FREE MONEY to the gov.!
Okay, like anyone else, I laughed so freaking hard when I saw this picture. That said, am I total asshole for agreeing with the guy? I am a Mexican-American, born here in Los Angeles. I’m sick and tired of everyone assuming my first language would be Spanish. I live in America, I speak the language of our country,
god bless people in the south. they may not be the smartest bunch, but they got the balls to speak whats on their minds and they dont give a damn what anyone thinks of it. KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
Well in fact if you do go to other non english speeking countries ii happen to know you have great chances of finding people whom speek english… it may not be great english but they want to learn to communicate …why can’t we on some tearms at least meet them half way…and no i am not a liberal o any thing else think it makes good sense.. like enjoying these unfortuneate people who make bad clothing choicesrya don’t have to speak english to laugh…
Beldar the Phantom Replier
[quote]Our Declaration of Independence was written in….English
Our first government was organized by the Articles of Confederation that was written in ….English
Our current government is organized by the Constitution that is written in…English[/quote]
To be fair, the English that the USA was founded on is different than the English that is read, written and spoken today – albeit not so different to be a different language (like Old English).
That being said, I don’t mind if people who come to the US don’t know English already – but it does bother me when they don’t make an effort to learn.
And how on earth do I reply to a comment?
What shocked me more than the shirt is that I actually found humor, and even truth, in Jamby’s comments… thus far, at least.
jamby's got it goin on this time
@ jamby – I finally get you, you got me smiling today, bro. keep on keepin on, dude.
@linnea – Welcome to an American website (that’s probably made in China), with mostly American Melting Pot posters. As for your comment about Sweden kicking our ass… well, 7 years ago your govt. wouldn’t have gotten so far as to THINK about messing with us. Today though, with our govern”mental” leadership even your country could probably have a shot… BUT good luck getting beyond our 250 million private gun owners who wear shirts like this one!
Good luck curing ‘global warming’ and other things that don’t exist.
Hole in the ozone layer? Oooooops it was always there…….our bad.
I wonder if he’s a retired English teacher.
Ironic that it’s out of Florida, a state that was acquired from Spain. Not to mention there’s an entire region in this country in which the dominant language was Spanish before the geopolitical lines were redrawn (much to the chagrin of the inhabitants of said region).
US territories like Guam, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, also widely speak languages other than English, yet they are American citizens all the same. The claim that English is the “official” American language only shows ignorance of the just how diverse the United States of America is.
LMAO LINNEA O REALLY NOW? DATS WHY WE AMERICA STOPMED UR EURPOEAN ASSES NOT ONCE BUT TWICE LMAO COME ON NOW I KNO U DIDNT FO GET DA
On October 8, 2009, POLITUX made the gross mis-interpretation:
“Congrats. You just compared immigrants to 9/11 hijackers and Nazis in one post! Gold medal for absurd analogies goes to you.”
NO!!! I JUST COMPARED THE CORPORATE / BANKING / INTELLECTUAL ELITE TO 9/11 HIJACKERS, NAZIS, AND COMMUNISTS!!! THEY ARE THE ONES WHO INVITED THESE ILLEGAL-IMMIGRANT SLAVE-LABORERS HERE AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE AMERICANS WHOM THEY BLATANTLY REGARD AS “SUBJECTS” RATHER THAN FREE CITIZENS!!!
I suggest that POLITUX enroll in a REMEDIAL COURSE IN READING COMPREHENSION!!!
If you were to test an immigrant’s English verbage versus Jamby’s, I’m fairly sure the immigrant would win by a landslide.
It’s pretty ironic that some douche like Jamby criticizes other people for not being able to speak English when he cannot speak it himself.
I agree with what the shirt says but that doesnt mean I would ever wear that out in public..hell I wouldnt even wear it at home!
You are wrong
There is no official language in the US of A. Look it up people!
I think there are too many ignorant, intolerant people in this sad country. People need to educate themselves more and these kind of shirts wouldn’t be made, nor would morons buy them anymore! TOLERANCE people! In case everyone forgot, most people who live in this damn country are foreigners! This land belonged to the American Indians and I know they didn’t speak english, nor did most of your ancestors! My ancestors ARE native americans, so I have more right to say that I am american than most of you! GROW up fools!
NOBODY: I’m one of those who believe that global warming exists, and it doesn’t hurt getting rid of dependency of oil, it will run out sooner or later. what happens then, if there’s no substitute?
the ozone layer is decreasing, and I’m not blaming one country, it’s many countries fault, including my own. but every country responsible should take action, not stay passive and let it get worse.
i don’t think the point is whether it’s the official language or not (it is and we all know that!) it’s the fact that this guy felt compelled to stick it on the back of his shirt. Getting all touchy when people say in America they speak English is really stupid. In France they speak French – big deal! So why buy a shirt that says that? THAT’S funny!
Jamby: twice? I can’t recall any of those times.
I have mixed feelings on this issue. While I do like variety in America and I do speak a fair amount of spanish I would like immigrants to learn some english. While I am sure this guy is ignorant as hell I don’t see why everybody hates on people with this particular belief. Is it wrong to want to be able to communicate in our countries official language. I also understand learning a new language at an older age is not an easy task but to completely forgo learning some english seems pretty shitty too.
America is a “‘free”" country ! So we should speak whatever language i want. (free speach,baby!)
I hate to break it to you all, but the United States has no official language or religion. You can look it up. When southern states have raised the question of making English the official language of the country, even under a Republican majority in Congress, the measure has been shot down.
Now, I have traveled all over the world. Know what? With the exception of France and Quebec, it doesn’t matter where I go… People recognize me as an American and want to practice their English. From the chick at the coffee shop, to the people at the posh places. Sure, get out of the cities and the number of people who speak English drops off, especially if you get out into farmland. But for the most part, you will find signs in both the native language and English when you are abroad. Unless they speak French. There is a move on to preserve that language.
Now, visit this link to view the debate that has raged for years and you will see there is no official language in the United States.
I completely disagree with the caption for this picture. This is America and the great majority of our citizens speak English. If you want to live here you should learn to speak English, we should not have to accommodate you because you refuse to learn.
LMAO WORLD WORLD 1 AND WORLD WAR 2 DIPSHIT..IF IT WASNT FO US YALL WOULD BE SPEAKIN GERMANY RITE NOW LMAO
Speech that is….
i don’t think the point is whether it’s the official language or not (it is and we all know that!) it’s the fact that this guy felt compelled to stick it on the back of his shirt. Getting all touchy when people say in America we speak English is really stupid. In France they speak French – big deal! So why buy a shirt that says that? THAT’S funny!
well i agree with the message, but that vest is haggard.
Technically the guy is being anti american anyway because his shirt shows the American flag “upside down” — the flag is always displayed with the stars on the top – even tho it’s “red, white, and blue” it’s “stars and stripes” most clothing you find has the stars on top and the stripes on the bottom
Jamby: if it wasn’t for us you’d be speaking Indian tribe languages and well.. you wouldn’t be sitting by a computer.
and it wasn’t the US alone coming to the rescue, there were other countries doing their efforts aswell, european countries.
and don’t badmouth me saying “dipshit”, it’s rude.
To put it another way, just so those who might have missed the point not just the first time, but the first two times:
The subject of the comparison to 9/11 HIJACKERS, NAZIS, AND COMMUNISTS was not the “immigrants” (who, until they document their presence here, remain ILLEGAL INVADERS by definition, incidentally). The comparison was directed at those whose billion-dollar budgets have purchased the compliance of of our President, almost all 535 members of our Legislature, and a significant number of members of our Judiciary in attempting to make FAILURE TO PANDER TO THESE INVADERS tantamount to a criminal act!!!
Well, in America there are PLENTY of different languages, most countries speak Spanish, both in North and South America.
Ohhh, I guess they mean United States of America. Welcome to the World, now be less ignorant!
“AMERICA! EF YEAH! comin’ along to save the motha effing day, yeah!”
ok ok..in all seriousness, it’s ignorance to believe that our country is based primarily on the english language. if you want to get technical, it was based off of many languages (native american) before anyone ever “discovered” the place. all the other countries in the world are multi-lingual. it wouldn’t hurt for anyone to expand their education in laguage a little more. i’m not saying we should all be extremely versed, but having some knowledge and understanding would work wonders. i DO believe, however, that if you are going to visit or live in a country that is not your native, you should educate yourself on the languages and cultures so you don’t look or act like a total tool while being there. let’s be smart people. that’s what our brains are for.
I have to agree with his shirt 100%. I legally came to this country from Germany years ago and not only didn’t the government cater to me by translating all their forms into German for me, they also made me attend public school where they DID NOT have English as a second language classes. I had to learn English and am damn proud of my ability to speak the language. Today there are very few people that would ever believe that I didn’t grow up speaking English. I still speak German with my family, but when I do business with anyone I I speak English. I am in the process of learning Spanish but not because I have to but rather because I am planning a vacation to Spain and want to be able to communicate with those native to the country.
LMAO SHUT UP WE BEAT DA BRITISH IN DA AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THEN WE CAME TO DA RESCUE IN WORLD WAR 2 YALL HAVENT DONE SHIT YALL SHOULD THANK AMERICA 4 RESCUIN U FRUM GETTIN TOOK OVER FRUM HITLER WERE THE ONLY KUNTRY 2 HAVE THE BALLS 2 STAND UP 2 HIM
I’m confused how a website based on poking fun at people’s attires has become a political activist website. I’ve never seen so many pissed off partially informed republicans and democrats respond to a website devoted to comedy.
The people saying we have no offical language are correct, and technically we don’t. However, when every year of elementary, middle, and highschool have an entire course devoted to english I think it’s safe to say it is the understood language.
The people saying “he’s just voicing his opinion”, are correct in the fact that he is excercising his right to free speech, but can we all agree if given the chance to place money on it we would bet he was a redneck and not highly educated. Come on look at the picture. Any person buying budlight, wearing a CUT OFF tank top, short khakis, and a cowboy hat isn’t a college professor.
I will agree on one thing though. Anyone who becomes a citizen should learn English. Anyone who’s in our country illegally not speaking english should go the hell home. It’s not your country. It is the citizens’, and if the citizens want you to speak English you should. I wouldn’t go illegally into a country and assume people will cater to me.
Oh, and quit assuming this is aimed at Hispanic people. I know plenty of people who are not Hispanic and don’t speak English. All foreign people in OUR country should try to speak OUR understood unofficial language or you can return to your country and speak YOUR language. By the way I’m a Democrat and I APPROVE this message.!!
Thanks, typing with caps lock on really helps my poor reading comprehension.
Actually the first languages in America were spoken by Native Americans until we killed them, desecrated their land, and shoved the rest into reservations.
Damn, did this get posted to some kkk website or something? What’s with all the flag waving mouth breathers?
The message printed on the back of that shirt is one of ignorance in support of ignorance.
The masses downvoting this obvious fact are just as ignorant as that person, fema camps? gas chambers? The fighting ignoramuses? Wow, we got some real schizos here…
ALL of my grandparents came over on boats through Ellis Island back in the early 1900′s. I am only the second generation born in the US. Once on American soil they did all they could to learn English. I knew of my heritage and where we came from, but to them we were no Americans and they were PROUD to be here & speak English.
I don’t think asking people to speak the language of the country (don’t give me that political correctness that America is many languages…..that’s just a smoke screen) is racist. I speak as the grandchild of immigrants.
I think we should give one of these shirts to every WetBack that swims across the border.
This is what happens when cousins marry and your trailer park mommy still dresses you in the morning and shops in the super duper discount section at Wal-Mart
In the USA
To correct the ignorance in the comments:
English is NOT the official language of the United States, as we do not have one. It is merely the de facto language. I do believe that English should be spoken, but we are pretty ignorant here and do not know other languages. If you go to Europe, it is common to know three or so languages by the time you are out of school.
Jamby: you see your country as a hero? I wouldn’t. look at all the damage you’ve done all over the world (Hiroshima, Vietman, Afghanistan, Iraq etc). all the wars your country started, and all the people who lost their lives.
PS Before everyone goes off about Barack being socialist, LEARN what socialism actually is.
We were NOW Americans. Sorry, in my haste I mistyped.
I’ve been on both sides of this. I’ve been in a foreign country for a semester. I had been studying the language for years and was able to communicate with people, but at the same time when I was out with American friends I often spoke English because I was just too tired and my brain was too worn out to try to figure everything out in another language.
Here in the U.S. I have had the *joy* of working with some immigrant families. The did not speak much English, but I can tell you that the vast majority of them are trying to learn. However most of us cannot even begin to comprehend their circumstances. They tend to work very long hours at incredibly strenuous, dirty, and/or dangerous jobs and then have to come home and try to take care of their families. They’re also often trying to support family members back in their country of origin who live in poverty like most of us will never know. What happens is that their energy is sapped! The time and effort required for second language learning is not always there. They want to, but caring for their families comes first. How many of us could disagree that our first priority is caring for our children, our spouse, and maybe even our sick, elderly parents?
I guess my main objection to the shirt and the statement is that it shows no compassion to other human beings who have struggles and hurts. It takes no time to get to know them and their circumstances.
By the logic of too many posters here, we should all be speaking in the various Native American tongues indigenous to whatever area we’re living in. Crap, I don’t know a word of Lenni-Lenape.
Is Mr. Indignant Righteous BudLight Cowboy fluent in Seminole?”
If you go on a reservation, which is a country in itself inside the USA, you may find you need to speak that language. However, in USA you need to speak english. It is not a argument of who was here first but an argument of what language the USA government recognizes as the “main” language spoken here, and that is English. Or as some would call it “American English”.
Yeah…I get all of your comments regarding English being the language of the USA…but when we go to Mexico – and I speak Spanish so I’d know – they aren’t wearing shirts with similar sentiments. This shirt is ignorant. Personally, this jackass would look better pairing his cowboy hat with a “who farted” tee shirt and keep his politics to himself.
Why are we even having this discussion? This is suppose to be a fun site(so I thought). I think this one should be removed and just forgotten until then I will not visit this site like I use to(a few times a day) I have been here since the first Wall mart sighting.
LMAO AND WHAT DOES DAT HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT I MENTIONED IN EURPOSE LMAO? WE STOPPED HITLER GERMANY AND SAVED A TON OF LIVES YALL SHOULD THANKS US
AND LETS SEE JAPAN STARTED THE WAR WIT US THEREFORE WE BOMBED THERE ASSES
AFGANISTAN? ARE U SERIOUS? THEY REPEDATLY ATTACKED AMERICA AND FINNAY 9/11 WAS IT, THEY ATTACKED US ON OUR OWN SOILD F THEM THEY SHOULD ALL DIE
IRAQ? BLAME BUSH NOT AMERIKA
VIETNAM? DONT KNO BOUT DAT
WE STARTED 2 WARS IDIOT VIETNAM AND IRAQ DATS IT
Would love to discuss this stuff with you off-site somehow and in a respectful manner. I think it would do both of us good to hear each other’s input. I think you are being told stuff about us that really doesn’t exist.
Plus we don’t need to get into this here.
Name the time/place. Would not like to list e-mail addresses here.
Any discussion site you are a member of that has PM?
MC, constitutionally, the united states of america does NOT have an official language. please, i urge you to look it up. while english is the language that unifies this country and the one on which the government runs, it is not the official language. it takes a lot of insensibility to shun someone, especially an immigrant, for their lack of proficiency in english. how many of us have ancestors who came to this country looking for a better life and spoke little or no english upon arriving here? is this the type of welcoming and gratitude we would have shown them?
I love how this entry is labeled PROFANE SHIRTS
….wtF is so profane about it?? Semi-illiterate.
When did Mick Dundee get so political?
Oh Sorry It’s Donk.
If an illegal is taking your job, you should shoot yourself for being such a freakin’ loser.
I find your comments to be the typical elitist foolishness that dominates the two party arguments today.
He is obviously dressed casually and not for work.
To infer that he is uneducated reflects not on him but on YOUR insecurities in your own beliefs.
As a student in a grad program I can honestly tell you that there are many intelligent men with PhD’s that dress like that when they go fishing, hunting, or shooting. However these men are primarily educated in Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and other “hard” areas of academia and science, instead of Sociology, English, Linguistics, or Philosophy studies that are dominated by the left.
I am not a Republican or a Democrat. But I don’t mind ripping apart the utter nonsense you both spew.
The irony is that you make such inferences when you claim to come from the party that is against prejudice and wants to promote diversity.
Actually, there is nothing stating English is the official American language. Read your textbooks kids.
I totally agree with the statement on his shirt, and all the people who have already commented in defense of its message. It’s not ignorance, it’s civic pride.
By captioning this photo the way the website owners did, a controversy has arisen, and I’ll bet there will be hundreds of comments by days end. This will guarantee a bunch of new readers as pissed off people tell their friends about this picture and its caption. Not sure if that was on purpose, but if so, kudos for thinking of marketing first, humor second.
I think it’s very contradictory that people keep saying “he has a freedom of speech,” yet look at how many comments have been hidden due to a low approval. It’s highly hypocritical to say he has the right to say that, but then try to censor someone here. I wonder how long it will take for this comment to become hidden…
Furthermore, English is NOT the official language of the U.S. It is the most commonly spoken language, but that does not make it the official one.
random comment guy
would he be upset to learn his shirt was made in China?
Funny thing is, most of the illegal immigrants in the town I live in (and yes, there are a lot) have no problem speaking English, until they want to talk about you in front of you, or when they’re being arrested for something. That’s when they no longer speak English.
On October 8, 2009, KRISTIN_EASILYAMUSED said:
“Any person buying budlight, wearing a CUT OFF tank top, short khakis, and a cowboy hat isn’t a college professor.”
In Florida, that guy just MIGHT be a retired Teacher or Professor from some Northern state. Retirees in Florida dress for COMFORT rather than STYLE for the most part. My grandparents lived in the Clearwater / St. Petersburg area as retirees for almost 30 years.
What european countries came to the rescue of the rest of europe from that nazis? I must have missed that part in my world war 2 classes….Britain got bitch slapped in France but did a very valiant job fending off Germany from invasion. They helped AFTER we got onto the mainland (although I think they had 1 or 2 beaches at Normandy). Everybody always forgets the Canadians too, they fought in WW1 and WW2 (they even had a beach at Normandy) You also have to remember we funded and gave supplies to both Britain and Russia. So maybe some european countries did their part but NOTHING like the US. And I wasn’t aware that Hiroshima was a war. Say what you want but the Japanese had it coming and we would have lost a hell of alot more troops invading the traditional way.
“READ POST ABOVE THIS” …dude, you’re not fooling anybody – you went to this site and then are attempting to throw your intellect at everybody – go find a blog and bury your lame ass in it – this site is suppose to be fun, don’t read to much into it – this worlds already f-ed up enough as it is without morons like you reading to much into sh!t….just move on dude
Nice, subtlety at it’s finest.
The people saying “he’s just voicing his opinion”, are correct in the fact that he is excercising his right to free speech, but can we all agree if given the chance to place money on it we would bet he was a redneck and not highly educated. Come on look at the picture. Any person buying budlight, wearing a CUT OFF tank top, short khakis, and a cowboy hat isn’t a college professor”
What an elitist thing to say, to judge that you know his profession and intelligence level by his clothing. You people do realize some people don’t dress in a manner that displays their “place” in society at all times, if ever.
@ ANYONE defending this shirt.
I think you are confusing CONTINENTS with COUNTRIES.
You guys realize, there is more than one America? And within these continents Named America, DOZENS of languages are spoken?
But if you’d like to narrow it to “our” America ie North America, where our United States are located, please note that we share this Continent with Canada, a country that speaks French and English.
Do you guys realize that most other civilized countries in this world all speak Their own language, AND ENGLISH? They learn it throughout school, just like how we learned Christopher Columbus “discovered” america. Yep, two languages in the same country.
Shit, I used to get that day off for school, to celebrate the DISCOVERY of america by the Spanish Speaking Italian immigrant.
I agree with everyone else here who doesn’t see a problem with what this guy’s shirt says … English IS the primary language in the USA. Racism is wrong but asking others to speak the primary language is NOT racism.
As a former Floridian, I can relate to the guy’s message, even if I don’t applaud the way he portrays it. It’s really tough just trying to do day-to-day business when you run into so many people who you can’t understand, and who don’t understand you…or often claim they don’t understand you….when they really do.
As has been said before, if an American moved to any non English speaking country, that person would be expected to learn the language AND the dialect most used in the place where they CHOSE to move to.
In Florida, it’s all about attitude. The Spanish-speakers have a HUGE attitude that they don’t have to learn anything they don’t want to. And the native Floridians (most of whom have moved there from another state) have just as big of an attitude problem when they think those who have immigrated from other countries are nothing but trouble.
BTW, to the person who mentioned rich tourists from Quebec, obviously you don’t know Floridians OR French Canadians. The Quebecsters are the worst when it comes to tipping, complaining, etc. Floridians can’t stand them either.
Love the case of Bud. Good ol’ fashioned, high-quality American beer!
It’s not censoring their comments because they are still viewable. Plus we agree or disagree with what they said and that is our freedom. So in order for them to have their post remain unhidden we have to give up our freedom. What do YOU suggest in all your brilliance?
I’m curious, but isn’t the same amendment that allows you to criticize non-English speakers in this country the same amendment that ALLOWS people the freedom to speak whichever language they choose?
You’re an idiot. The reason why your taxes are so high is so the government can support the slackers. You, as an enviro-nazi, are part of the reason for the government having to support the public. When a country cannot produce any products to sell, for one reason or another, they become a welfare state. Look at France, Sweden, most of Europe. Look at the US. We can’t produce anything because of Crap and Tax, the environuts won’t let us mine minerals or drill for oil, can;t cut the tress because we could kill off a bug or a rat. The environuts like you haven;t figured out which is more important, humans of bugs. They couldn’t care less if man survives, or how. All they care about is saving Bambi from the big bad hunter or a mouse from a logging company.
Since she’s also a human rights chuckelhead, it means that she supports a socialist state where everyone should work for the common good of all. Every society that has tried that has died a gruesome death due to greed and corruption. Hehe, look at most of Europe as examples. They can’t seem to remember their own history.
And no, Linnea, *you* Europeans can’t kick our ass. Again, I refer you back to your own history from around 1917 as well as around 1939-1945. You’re as dumb as they come. Damned EuroTrash.
And by the way, if more people spoke out against the crap going on in this country like the guy in the pic, we wouldn’t be dealing with the wetters from south of the border, or from the other turd world countries trying to get in here.
I TOTALLY agree with this shirt.. It speaks the truth…I’m so against these people who come to America or anywhere for that matter and don’t speak a damn word of that language and expect to get catered to because they don’t understand a damn word being spoke to them. If your going to live somewhere besides where you were born, speak the damn language or don’t go there. Thank you have a nice day
Now someone needs to teach that hillbille to speak english! I can’t understand anything he says either!
I’m kinda attracted to you. You on da singel side?
That is an ugly hat and those shorts make his gringo legs look so pale.
Woah, we got sympathizers! What’s wrong with that statement? It is a statement designed to intimidate people that do not speak our nations preferred langauge. Its the same fight my parents endured during their upbringing. They were Mexican American migrant workers that farmed crops across the US in the 60′s. My parents faced daily racism when they attended school for their lack of english skills. And in every season, it was a new town and new torment for them.
Since then my father graduated college, retired a Major in the Air Force(22 years) and was a lead engineer on the YF-22, my mother a Hygenist. My two sisters, graduates from Texas Tech and SMU. Myself employed by GE. My cousins are on par, even similar circumstances.
Its convenient to make statements like this when you never had to fight through that kind of thinking. My parents, raised us not to speak spanish because of people with that hatred in their heart. Its toxic and too many people believe that it makes sense. There is a danger to losing your culture and heritage in that.
Its fun to type from a keyboard and pretend you got a story. However, I can assure you this kind of statement on cut-off shirt from China only promotes hate and ignorance.
Please don’t bother to banter me about our family doing the right thing…cause I’m sure you ain’t done shit.
To “You came here, YOU learn” supporters:
The official language here was not English untill some European exiles came over and robbed everything and killed everybody.
What I am saying is, of course you don’t have to learn other people’s language, but try to stay open-minded.
Was that shot towards me Bullz? I didn’t mean for the history lesson that bitch was just really pissing me off spouting incorrect facts. So you can blow me.
This XKCD comic sums up my views on this rather well:
I wish I could see all the hidden comments. I bet a lot of them were against this shirt, because it seems like the only comments left are about how right this guy is.
FYI, people, America does NOT have an official language.
In response to all the comments about going to another country and speaking their language, let me remind you of America’s horrible reputation in other countries of expecting the locals to speak English to accommodate them. This country is really embarrassing sometimes. This post just epitomized that.
If you blow the photo up a bit, “America” is spelled correctly, the ‘E’ is just a little too thin.
Mike Dubbya…You are confusing the “America’s” with “America”, there are other countries in North and south America, but only ONE “America”.
As far as Columbus discovering America, from the European viewpoint, he did.
Now would that be American English or Aussie English? G’day mate!
THERE IS NO “OFFICIAL” LANGUAGE OF THE UNITED STATES…it was a hotly-debated topic for Madison, Jefferson and Adams…they decided NOT to establish one.
That said, i’m an american living in Puerto Rico and i learned spanish….out of respect for the people and the culture that i am living in. I agree with the sentiment of the shirt.
I understand where you are coming from but the United States has never had an official language. I do agree that people should attempt to learn English, if they decide to live here. Saying that, ending your comment with “You Learn” is classic…..ha.
If you look really closely it actually does say AMERICA on the shirt. It does not say AmerKa nor does it say AMIRICA. The photo is blurry but apparently so is the photog’s vision if s/he really thinks it says AmeriKa. Come on people.
I have to agree with Marky Mark. That is a FINE straw hat!
Just so you know… The United States doesn’t have an official language. Get your facts straight before you expect people to conform. Additionally, in many states (Hawaii, California, Florida, and Washington, DC to name a few) there are more Spanish speakers than English speakers. Just saying.
MC: research it, the United States does NOT have an official language! Unless you’re a native american, you came from immigrants, who I’m guessing didn’t speak English. I can’t believe people like this still exist…
No, The USA, does NOT have an official language. Research it. I can’t believe people like this still exist…
Ok visiting the US of A and not speaking English is one thing! Living here for years and not speaking the language is a whole different story. I work with people who cant understand directions given by the boss even after working there for 5 years. It makes performing a job correctly and quickly difficult!
If you don’t speak the language get the F…. out! I’m tired of pressing 1 for English. This is the USA SPEAK ENGLISH!!!!
YO SHILEENA YA IM SINGLE HOLLA ACHA BOY AIGHT I DONT WANT TO GIVE ME PERSONAL INFO OUT BUT YO HOLLA AT ME AND I WILL GET TO U MA
Yeh, way to go!
I like it.
YO PROUD AMERICAN I HEAR YA BOY I GOTS A SONG FOR ALL DEM HATERS HATIN ON AMERIKA
YO YO IM PROUD TO BE AMERIKAN WHERE AT LEAST MY NIGGAS FREE, DA ONES WHO STOOD UP FO ME, SO I PROUDLY STAND MY ASS UP AND SHOUT DAT IM PROUD TO BE A AMERIKAN CUZ IM FREE AND I LUV DIS LAND GOD BLESS DA U S AND A
It’s funny how this country is the land of the free and home of the brave, yet we’re reluctant to learn another language. It has nothing to do with the left or right side of the political spectrum. The U.S. is supposed to be the richest, most prominent country, yet we have illterate citizens (most of them ENGLISH speaking americans) Besides this country was founded by a group of british limeys who didn’t want to pay their taxes and make profit. We’re raising a new generation of dullards who abuse the english language to a profane level (for example: Jamby) Most european students are required to learn more than one or two languages and learn to speak them fluently, the U.S. on the otherhand refuse to. Show’s how intolerant we can be.
YO JANEDOE ACTUALLY MOST SKOOLS REQUIRE U TO TAKE ANOTHA LANGUAGE CLASS IN MY SKOOL WE HAD TO TAKE EITHER SPANISH OR DAT FRANSE SHIT..SO GET YA FACTS STRAIGHT CUZ I HAD TO TAKE SPANISH AND PASS AND IT A REQUIREMENT
I don’t think the Spanish speakers who come here looking to be successful do want people to cater to them. My friends who’ve come from PR, DR and Cuba all speak English and constantly ask me to help them by correcting their grammer, etc. In fact they all get quite angry about the “press 1 for Spanish” blah blah blah. I think it is the liberal Americans (and advertisering for large companies who only want the $$$ from the Spanish speakers) who go out of their way to use Spanish as a marketing tool. It serves them well to hold those people back.
Ummm, missing the point a bit here?
He wants people to speak English, since they’re in America.
But he (or rather, his shirt) has spelled America wrong – AMIRICA.
IOW, he and his shirt speak poor English, rendering his message silly.
All this back & forth about immigrants speaking ,or not speaking, English is beside the point.
Take it down a notch, folks! This picture is hilarious. If you can’t speak English, then you probably can’t read it, thus making the shirt comical.
That and the effect of the overall ensemble.
Now everyone together…hahahahahahahahaha! See? We can get along.
Former Army Translator
The “I” in question on the shirt is indeed an “E”. Didn’t take much magnification to see it. Although, the design is flawed since a star is at each end of every letter except the “E” where the stars are on the vertical part of the letter and not the horizontal parts.
As for language learning, I’m with the masses. When I lived in France my senior year of high school, my French was just above a tourist’s grasp of the language. I am now fluent in French and thanks to a few years in the Army, I also know Korean, Russian and a working knowledge of Mandarin (there is no such language as “Chinese”, just Mandarin and Cantonese along with other obscure dialects). If I had stayed in, no doubt I’d be working on my Arabic.
“America” is spelled correctly in the photo. It gives the illusion of a misspelling since the stars are absent on the horizontal parts of the letter “E”. It can be easily seen when magnified.
I have a lot of patience for people who do not speak English well and are trying to assimilate. try living on the economy in a foreign country and you’ll see speaking a foreign language is *not* easy. Anyone who tries to speak English- one of the hardest languages to learn due to it’s borrowing from other languages like French and Latin and its love of odd language rules – get an A in my book for effort.
And all you who think that a person who can’t speak English should not be accommodated or helped when they do try, have ridiculous expectations. Should said people stay in their houses until they speak English? How the heck do you think people learn English? Learning is accomplished by going out into the public. They need to get food, shelter, and jobs. The ones who succeed in America assimilate and those who fail shall go home in defeat, in the meantime – don’t judge.
@ Jamby: Yes I’m aware all schools require student to take a foreign language, however most students treat it as so; a requirement; so they just learn enough to pass with minimum grade and learn nothing from it. Like I said most european or foreign students can speak english fluently. Most americans claim they cannot understand spanish yet if they had to they could somewhat communicate in the language, it’s the tenacious intolerance and reluctance that irks me. Take you for example, ironic you’re for speaking the english language yet you refuse to spell correctly. Where does that leave you?
Spanish is the #2 most frequently spoken language in the world, after Mandarin. So it’s only a matter of time, folks, b4 the “Estados Unidos” is a Spanish-speaking, “Latin American” country…I’m willing to learn Spanish and even have a couple years of it under my belt. But it’s still sooo annoying to see them have an attitude b/c I’m not yet fluent.
Oh and one more thing. Latin women need to stop being so rude and walking around with a chip on your shoulders, and the men to a lesser extent.
Just b/c I work at WM doesn’t mean I deserve to be treated like trash. Thank you.
I have no problem with tourists and visitors not knowing or struggling with English. They’re not staying here longer than a few weeks usually. What I have a problem with are people who move to this country, come here to work, or come here for university, and do not know English and make no effort to learn. America doesn’t have an official language, but that doesn’t make residents exempt from learning at least the basics of English, because the majority of people here speak it as their first language, or at least their second.
Also, I think it absolutely ridiculous that everything is offered in English and Spanish, but none of the other languages are catered to (except occasionally French). If people from all those European, Asian, and African countries have to learn English just to get by, why do Spanish-speakers get a pass on it?
And when our ancestors came to this country, they probably didn’t speak English. But you know what? THEY LEARNED.
These shirts were a big hit in the 1600′s among all the NATIVE Americans. Except their’s didn’t say “English,” if you get my meaning.
LOL @ the comments. Am”e”rica NOT Am”i”rica. I don’t know if can’t see that close and maybe it is an E on a diet, but I would it is pretty ‘ignorant” that he is telling people to speak English by not being able to use English. His wife with the bedazzler must have been drunk too.
I’m curious what the text below AMIRICA reads. It’s too blurry when I blow it up– which I was hesitant to do in the first place, getting the filth for racism on my computer.
What this shirt says is, “if you don’t do it the way I do it, for my convenience, you are wrong.”
There is no place I can go in this country and not speak English except for mom-and-pop restaurants. If anyone makes them change, the food will suffer I’m sure.
what does the text under AMIRICA / AMERICA read?
If you’ve come to this country to settle down and live, then you need to learn English. Period.
Sure, I hear a great melting pot of languages when I’m out & about, and more power to those who want to come here & start a new life.
What pisses me off to no end is that we cater to the Spanish-speaking population, while those who speak other languages get left behind. How many options are on forms? Two…Spanish, or English. Telephone messages? Again, two…Spanish or English.
If you want to talk your native language at home, you’re welcome to it. Just stop making those of us who have always spoken English cater to YOUR LAZY IGNORANCE by learning another language to get you through life in your new home…and I don’t give a damn WHAT country you came from!
I wouldn’t move to Mexico without learning Spanish!!
The comments on this entry are truly a gift without price.
“If I moved to France, I would learn Frence.”
Of course you would, just as I have learned Englise.
“Additionally, in many states (Hawaii, California, Florida, and Washington, DC to name a few) there are more Spanish speakers than English speakers.”
There are more Spanish speakers than English speakers in Hawaii? That must come as a surprise to the speakers of Tagalog, Japanese, Ilokano, Chinese and native Hawaiian, who just *thought* they outnumbered the Spanish speakers.
“Google this one if for you!”
If for me, I would Google this one. I think?
“Besides this country was founded by a group of british limeys who didn’t want to pay their taxes and make profit.”
Yes, the founding fathers definitely did not want to make profit.
“i’m an american living in Puerto Rico and i learned spanish”
That would be you, and the other 3.9 million US citizens who live in Puerto Rico.
Bravo, People of Walmart. You have created a community that itself is worthy of ridicule, the People of People of Walmart.
I WAS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT IN GERMANY. WHEN I WENT TO LIVE THERE, I DIDN’T SPEAK A WORD OF GERMAN. IN ONE YEAR I CAME BACK WITH NOT ONLY THE ABILITY TO SPEAK GERMAN, BUT A DEEP APPRECIATION IN LANGUAGE ITSELF. IT REALLY ISN’T ASKING MUCH WHEN ASKING ONE WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN OUR FREE COUNTRY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE THE MAJORITY SPEAKS, OR AT LEAST HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF IT. GOETHE SAID ONE WHO IS IGNORANT IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS IGNORANT IN THEIR OWN.
OK, am I the only one who finds the hidden comments thing extremely annoying? I vote to get rid of that feature — let all the comments be read without having to jump through hoops, please….!
LMAO AT DIS NIGGA RICKRUSSELL ACTING LIKE HE DA PROFESSOR OR SOMETHING OF UPTIGHT BITCHES,,BOY GET OFF DIS SITE AND GIVE A LECTURE 2 PPL WHO GIVE A DAMN WE DONT NEED YO UPTIGHT ASS ROUND HURR BOY
Okay, I agree with what the shirt says, but that does not make it any less white-trash to have that shirt. I also have to clarify one other thing posters have said:
1. I am fairly certain that “AMERICA” is spelled the right way and the confusion comes from not being able to see it well enough that the “E” is printed very narrow.
Ok, the fact is yes we are in america, and yes we do speak english. BUT we live in america!! This is the most powerful country in the world and with the most opportunities and diversity. It would really get boring if everyone was the same all the time! Maybe people who move to america should make a little more effort to learn english, this is true. but let’s embrace difference people!
Jamby, your sense of satire is well-honed. Thank you, sir.
I used to come to look at funny pictures. and read amusing captions. Now I get political/social commentaries here too……What a plus……..NOT
Isn’t that woody’s character from “ZombieLand”?
You can argue with the fashion statement but, not with the statement!!!!
YO SUSIEQ HERE A FUCKIN HINT HOW BOUT U DONT CLICK ON COMMENTS AND WHOOPY DE DOOO U DONT HAVE TO READ DA COMMENTS
To all of those jackasses on here jumping on the ‘speak our language’ bandwagon – stop being so American-Centric. You go anywhere else in the world, ANYWHERE, and they will always try to accommodate english speakers. Always. Yet english speaking individuals don’t, as a rule, make the greatest effort of learning the language of the nation they’re visiting.
So all the immigrants should learn english? Like the asian university students… …ummmm, that may be one of the reasons they’re in school in the first place, to learn the language. You think they don’t want to be understood? Where is the sense in that? It’s idiotic to think that the people that you, as an english speaking american, don’t understand because they have accents, are difficult to understand because they DO NOT want you to understand them when they’re making their McDonald’s order.
I don’t think the issue is that you complainers WANT people to speak english and that they are, without even the slightest rational reason, FIGHTING BACK and RESISTING your language. I think it’s because you’re a xenophobic, intolerant and impatient lot, that likes to preach about what a wonderful place this is, so long as it doesn’t inconvenience you.
You know who spoke perfectly good english? Bernie Madoff, the guy that fleeced the entire nation for BILLIONS of dollars. The guys that ran Enron, Martha Stewart and her insider trading buddies… but you’re right – it’s those wetbacks that cut your grass that are the real enemy, because their english isn’t good enough.
The comments made on this website, for this posting, are nothing more than an honest reflection of what this site is essentially making fun of.
That is a great shirt
We should wear them at more places than just Wal-Mart
Speak English or GTFO
It’s a beautiful thing that we Americans have freedom of speech, even if you use that freedom to come up with shirts like this considering that same freedom of speech we hold so dearly also covers non-english speaking individuals and english as a second language individuals and their rights to speak what language they choose.
I have met very few immigrants to this country who are not making an effort to learn the language and last time I checked, a 2nd language is not easy to learn, heck I’ve tried taking spanish1 3 times now I think. New languages take time, you can’t learn french, german, chinese, etc in just a few weeks. As a side not, where I’m located, spanish speaking individuals are not the ones not trying to learn the language…have more issues with the polish doing that and they freely insult American while they’re at it too.
Heck, I went to europe for a couple weeks and toured Austria, Germany, and Italy and I dont speak a lick of german or italian (just some broken spanish) but we found many people who spoke english and spoke it better than many people from America matter of fact. Kids in those schools are required to learn other languages and not just take some half assed required language class that only gives you the basics. Its not hard to find english speakers in Europe.
As for the “press 1 for english” types….I’m sorry, but if I ran a business I’d do my best to cater to as many PAYING CUSTOMERS as possible for the sake of the success of my business. Last time I check an english speakers dollar and a spanish speakers dollar are both worth a dollar.
We don’t have an official language, no, but 82% speak English as a primary language…now shouldn’t that tell people something?
@ Linnea, you dumbass whore. Get your fucking head out of the fucking sewer you call your ass. I am not for working MY ASS off, and giving it to someone who doesn’t do shit, that would be called socialism. I wish you would look that shit up and understand what the fuck it’s all about. You stupid fucking cunt.
To the naysayers of the shirt, go fuck yourselves. Get the fuck out of my country.
What does the last line on the shirt say? I cannot make it out.
Oh Peter, how did that work out for our Native Americans?
I agree 100% with his shirt! You people need to stop the ignorance here. Before you put him down, take a real close look at the shirt. It IS spelled right. And I wonder just how many people posting negative comments can speak another language?
American English may not be the “official” language, but it has been the language used here since the beginning. If I move to another country, do you think they would all have to start learning my language? NO. If you go into an ethnic store here, do you think they will speak your language to you? NO.
We all need to stand up.
I read each and every comment on here and have come to the realization that some people are missing the point I believe that if you are going to be anywhere in the USA when dealing with business matters you need to at least attempt to speak english as you should also try and speak the native tongue of ANY country you visit if you wish to speak your native tongue with family and friends by all means do so…I have tried to learn some general phrases in most languages and for those of you stating that Christopher Columbus discovered America I challenge you to watch the history channel because by all rights the Native Americans and the Vikings were here first but hey we are all immigrants somewhere I for one am American by birth but IRISH by the grace of God….and I agree with Jamby on some points others not so much but he only speaks his opinion albeit in some sort of slang that is a wee bit perplexing (I find your comments very interesting Jamby and do enjoy reading them even if it takes me a few seconds longer to figure out some of your wording and that is meant to be a compliment to you not a pot shot) all I am trying to truly convey is please try to learn English or whatever languauge is being spoken in whatever NATION you are in as a courtesy to the people in the working class who are there to help you can do so without to much confusion but this all my own humble opinion and like my mother taught opinions are like a**holes everyone has one and not everybody’s smells pretty
blessed be and with greatest respect to all
if you look at the responses you will see YES we speak English.. and for the BONEheads that say.. “English is not our language” get the fuck out.. we dont want your type. Ya our stupid politicians cant pull their heads out of their asses and do what the American people want…. but YES AMERICA speaks ENGLISH!
Welcome to America. Now speak Navajo.
Get the fuck out of *my* country, Josh.
To those who say this shirt is ignorant…
It is more ignorant to go to another country and not know their language or at least try. People in other countries make fun of Americans because of this. And yet here in the U.S. we are called racist or white trash or ignorant if we expect the same.
MC, there is NO official language of you USA….look it up!
okay, really? this is a place to laugh about the way people choose to look when exiting their homes. why take it so freakin’ seriously? check it: cat’s wearing a shirt proclaiming the greatness of his nation (incorrectly spelled) while sporting a jaunty cap and purchasing Amirica’s greatest treasure: Bud Light.
if ya’ll want to banter about politics, hit up fox news or whatever. relax, enjoy the show. have a Bud Light…
1. do not call me a whore, cunt or anything else like that. you have NO right to judge me like that,
2. it is obvious you have not lived in my country, where we have “socialism”. I would guess you’re a conservatist but I’m not certain.
3. what happens to people in the US without health insurance when they get very ill? how big debts does people who study college or university have when they’re finished studying? I’m studying at a univeristy in Sweden, I pay $85 a year (and I get “allowance” at $70 a month the first 4 years), what would be the equivalent in the US?
4. the amount of socialism in my country gives me safety, it allows opportunities for me. BUT I would not want an increased socialism, and I would never be OK with planned economy or whatever it’s called.
5. Have you ever been to Europe? I’ve been to the US 7 times.
But isn’t English the hardest language to learn? I was quite easy for me!
Shouldn;t we all be speaking some Native American language then? I mean, they were here first.
Also, “America” includes two continents and dozens of countries with dozens of official languages. I think the shirt really should say “United States.” But, if it did, we should still be speaking Cherokee or Sioux, or something. Just sayin’.
Wow, what a bunch of xenophobes! That’s probably what you’d say to a Navajo or an Inuit too, right?
Actually, most foreign countries teach their kids one and often 2 foreign languages starting in elementary school, expecting them to be citizens of the world as well as of their own nation.
We scorn people who learn other languages and would probably deport him if Jesus himself returned and spoke to us in anything other than English.
I don’t see the joke.
The shirt reads:
“Welcome to AMERICA
now speak English!”
(cannot read text below that)
Someone said “America” on the shirt had two “i”s but that isn’t correct… the “E” is on a fold which may look like an “I”.
HAVE ANY OF YOU PEOPLE EVER GONE TO OTHER COUNTRIES? EVEN IN THE POORER INDUSTRAILIZIED NATIONS, THEY SPEAK ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.
Bottom line: Get off your fat behinds and learn a second language like the rest of the world is doing before they leave us in the dust. Lazy asses!
As much as I would never wear that shirt, I have to agree with the sentiment. If you move to a country that speaks English, you should probably be able to communicate effectively in English (or at least start learning as soon as you get there). If I moved to Mexico I wouldn’t expect everyone there to accommodate me by putting all of their signs in English and having English-speaking employees at every store. And yes, the use of Mexico as the example was intentional because let’s be honest here, no one that feels that way is angry about the massive number of Japanese people coming into the country and demanding that everything be in Japanese for them.
I find the Amerika joke more offensive than the shirt! My great grand parents came here legally and learned English. They expected no one to learn Italian. If they want to speak their native tongue at home I’m all for that but I’m not learning Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese so they have no incentive to learn English.
Teaelle – Nahuhhh, you iz sew wrong! Jesus is a red-blooded Amerikan! ‘Course he speaks engrish. Stop bein’ sew silly!
*sarcasm is rampant*
I think the shirt/vest is brilliant. I mean, I live in Texas and too often I have to deal with a**holes who expect ME to speak their language. It’s insanity. I think differing languages and cultures are a beautiful thing, but respect the country’s people and learn their language. If I go to Mexico, I don’t expect them to speak English, same thing if I go to any non-English speaking country. No America doesn’t have an official language, but English is the norm here so learn it.
the shirt reads–welcome to AMIRICA–at least welcome is spelled correctly.
I AGREE 100% WITH THE SHIRT. WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO LEARN THEIR LANGUAGE WHEN THEY COME TO OUR COUNTRY OR STATE. IF YOU GO OVER THERE THEY DONT KNOW OURS AND DONT TRY TO HELP YOU.
actually people, although ENGLISH is the main language spoken, it’s not official, there are many others, and SPANISH is the second language in America
this was the result from the last census
so you know for sure in the new one coming up
that percentage has only gotten higher
so whether you think everyone needs to learn English
think twice because soon everyone is gonna have to start learning Spanish as well
Bilingual education is only going to increase
SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE !!!! We are in a major economic slump . If we disposed of the 12,000,000 illegals in this country , think of all the construction jobs that we would have available to us .
RE: wow how dumb can you get
Wow, please learn capitalization and spelling before you comment on how dumb other people are.
Also, I can’t stand when I’m in line at a store and the people ahead of me and behind me are speaking their language. My family came to America from Poland. They all had to learn how to speak English when they moved here. Why should we change the rules now?
Wow ignorant and offensive all in one shot.
Take a second to think about what all of you are saying. You say English has been spoken here since the beginning; that people should respect the language of the area that they move into; that if you live here, you should have to learn the common language. Way to be hypocrites. My ancestors WERE here first, and they spoke Aanishnaabe. So, by your logic, everyone should be speaking a Native American language. Your ancestors didn’t have respect for our language, why should the new immigrants have respect for the language that is currently here? Who knows, maybe Spanish will become to us now what English became to my ancestors.
its those god damn mexicans. AND THEY STANK!
@Linnea: I totally agree with you, people here do not understand the big picture. If someone here becomes ill and doesn’t have healthcare, they basically die or remain ill. Also if they suffer from prior conditions and attempt to get healthcare they are usually denied due to prior conditions. As for education, people are still in debt from student loans or working multiple jobs to pay for they’re education, unless mommy and daddy pay their way. Americans don’t see this, they’re too distracted by their Big Macs and gas cunsuming vehicles. And I’m not saying I’m anti-american or an ex-patriot, I’m just saddend by the intolerance of this country.
@Teaelle: I agree with you 100% as well. The xenophobia is so thick you can cut it with a knife. Definitely the decline of western civilization. Jesus would be stoned and crucified again for not speaking english, he would also be ridiculed for being black.
O.K. We get it, English is not the “official” language. Can you please at least skim through the other 500 fucking posts that said the exact same thing before you say it again?
Actually most Americans are not decended from England, the most common country of origin for most European ancestors is Germany, not England. And Germans, within a generation or two eventually learned to speak English. Just like every other immigrant group to the United States does. Everyone learns English already. In fact, in almost every developed country in the world they also learn English in addition to their native language.
This is a made up problem. What his shirt really means is that he doesn’t like brown-skinned folks in his country.
hahahaha i am down with that. I ignore people who try & talk to me in Spanish, if you ask me if i speak Spanish, i turn & walk away. I don’t waste my time with you rude & selfish people who don’t have enough respect to try & learn the language of the country, official or not.
@ nymphosmurf, yeah someone else wanted to wipeout millions of people his name was Hitler, who was a speed freak and fledgling artist.
Most americans would not even entertain the thought of doing a job most immigrants so such as custodial work, food service, housekeeping, and culitvating crops. So riddle me this, is slavery really dead?
What’s especially stupid about this is that FLORIDA IS A SPANISH WORD! Hell, most of the states and cities in this country have Spanish, French, or Native American language names. Maybe the first immigrants from Europe should have learned the Native American language before they decided to murder people and steal their land. Oh and by the way, I’M white. And unfortunately, I’m in Florida, so I see racist assholes like this every day.
Janedoe: you’re the first one here to understand my opinion and actually agree.
I’m not anti-USA either, but I see bad things about the society you guys live in, and compare it to my own. and I prefer my own
We too have immigrants who barely or not at all speak the official language, but we also have immigrants who really try to communicate and integrate by learning our language. I bet it’s the same way in the US, but only the negative side shows.
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Amen to the shirt! If I went to live in another country I would NEVER expect them to put up with me speaking only English, especially in everyday life, the workplace, etc.
Go ahead and speak your language and practice your culture, but when you are out in public – speak English.
I am a school teacher and we have lots that do not speak english. Most of them are american born.
it takes time to learn a language in a new country and tolerance from the natives goes far to helping the immigrants learn it. if you moved to a foreign country there would be a period of time when you couldn’t speak the language either. i speak from experience. btw remember where your ancestors came from.
Did anybody else notice that the guy bagging his groceries looks like he could very well be hispanic? That has to be awkward….
On a side note, I think it is important to put forth the effort to learn at least the basics of the commonly spoken language in a country to which you move or a country you visit. Also, I’m all for freedom of speech. However, I think the general tone of this shirt is rather intolerant and speaks to a my-way-or-the-highway attitude that characterizes the “ugly American,” the stereotype embodied by Americans (and I’m not saying all Americans are like this) who say everybody should speak English and then don’t bother to learn a word of another language when they travel elsewhere.
Ok, at this very moment, I have a bumper sticker with this very sentiment on my car.
Yes, I get flipped off and yes, I’ve had folks follow me to find out where I purchased it as well.
If it pisses someone off, I don’t apologize. IF you can read it, then obviously, it does not pertain to you, does it? I may be “ignorant” as the young people like to say of anyone who disagrees with their beliefs/thoughts, but I don’t appreciate having to learn Spanish to accomodate these folks. I would most certainly learn the predominant language of any place I planned to live, and of course, expect any one else to do the same. It’s even more upsetting to walk into the local home improvement chain and see that the SPANISH lane directives are in larger print and over the English words. THAT is just plain insulting to all of us.
Terrible ted: YOU’RE and idiot…learn to speak english if you’re going to complain about ppl who don’t. (a lot is two words, btw)
Yes a majority of people speak English here. The problem is not that the people coming in don’t want to learn English, there are structural inequalities that disallow them to learn. If they happen to run into one of you sweet, understanding people who refuse to help them learn, what are they supposed to do? Programs like “English Only” are also asking for failure. They want to learn…people are unwilling to teach.
You probably already noticed this BUT it is spelled AMERICA and not AMERKA. The I and C do look like a K.
Wow the Bud-lite beer in his cart just makes it classic!
Also I just think that his shirt is trying to point out the he is F-ing tired of Immagrents! I mean like this is America!!! If I live in America I want to see American People!! it’s just like if you live in china you want to see chinese people ITS HOW IT WORKS!!!!!!!!! DAMN IT!
Also I just think that his shirt is trying to point out the he is F-ing tired of Immagrents! I mean like this is America!!! If I live in America I want to see American People!! it’s just like if you live in china you want to see chinese people ITS HOW IT WORKS!!!!!!!!! DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!
I find this shirt ironic. Obviously if you cannot SPEAK English, you cannot READ English! The guy wearing this shirt probably does not realize this and wears it because he feels it is his God-fearing American right to criticize people who cannot read his shirt. Although I have a hard time reading the AMERICA on this shirt. Meaning and color choice as well. I’m just saying!
1) People seem to think the lack of a law stating that English is the government-sponsored official language means that there is no reason for anyone to consider learning English when they move to the US. Those people are wrong.
2) Being pissed that people come to a country and refuse to speak the native language does not qualify as racist. There is a big difference between “I hate all Mexicans because they’re Mexican” and “I hate when people come to an English-speaking country and refuse to learn English and demand that everything be provided for them in Spanish.” One statement is racist, the other is not.
3) Everything involving any sort of racism, discrimination, or stereotyping does not just uniformly qualify as ignorant. Ignorant is one of those annoying words that everyone throws around because it’s cool to do so, but 99% of the time does not apply. It’s not ignorant to want people to speak English in an English-speaking country. Ignorant indicates being unaware of some part of a situation or not fully understanding something. I understand completely that a crapload of Mexican immigrants (legal and illegal) don’t speak a word of English after years, sometimes even generations, of living in the US. I also understand that after working in south Phoenix for less than a year, I unintentionally picked up more Spanish knowledge than the English knowledge that 99% of my customers will pick up after 10 years of living here. I don’t lack any sort of understanding of the situation, I am not uninformed on these matters, I simply observe facts and come to the conclusion that people that move to the US and refuse to learn English suck.
Tellez a Meican name I am proud of. Note however I write the ENGLISH language. I do not spell it right all the time because I type to fast.. But I served my country, in the military, and we should speak ENGLISH!!!
actually there is no official language for the united states, theres just the common language which is english but here soon if they stay the way they are it will be spanish
When in the U.S , speak english dammit!
Let’s have a history lesson here. The first languages spoken in the geographical area that is now the USA were Native American languages. The next languages were Spanish, from the Conquistadors, and French from the French explorers. Then the British decided to get into the game and play along, bringing with them a form of English closer to Shakespeare’s than our own “American English.” During the Revolutionary War, there was great debate over establishing an official language, the great respected language of… German. Yes, the Founding Fathers wanted German to be the official language to sever our cultural ties with Britain and to bring us closer to Prussia so we could have some of the great Prussian efficiency rub off on us. Then they decided against having an official language. But for all of you who want the US to be exactly like the Founding Fathers wanted it, Sie sollten jetzt die Deutsches Sprache lernen!
It’s not ignorance, it’s called freedom of speech and besides, when you’re here in the US, speak english dammit!
ignorance??? someone high five that man for me!! in America…speak English!
i agree with his shirt people need to learn english its not mexico , this title is way off its not ignorance it conveying the truth that many americans feel
Mrs. Potato Head
Moving to another country, buying a house, getting a job, and sending your kids to school all without legally being allowed to and living off of the citizens’ tax money? That’s ignorant.
If you moved to a country where most people speak Spanish or any other language, and you planned on living there… Would you refuse to learn their language and expect everyone to understand you?
Hey… we should just be grateful that we don’t have to push “16″ for English yet. The keyword being- yet.
Try living in freaken Canada. 2 stupid languages. One good ol English and one stupid french. I can’t wait until you yanks have good ol english and El Spano LOL
“And yet go to Europe and people speak English, *and* French, Spanish, German… ”
Really? All of Europe or just the tourist traps? I’ve spent quite a few years in “Europe” and have not had the pleasure of speaking much “English” outside of the traps…
You have no idea how much I, a native born American and English speaker, want to walk up to this douche and speak to him in any other language than English. I bet he’d crap his pants if I greeted him in Arabic.
English is our TRADITIONAL language, not our OFFICIAL language.
PEOPLE PEOPLE this has gone on to long. Why are we attacking eachother? Remember the good ole days when we would thumbs down Jamby’s comments because of the wording even if they were funny? Remember the days we would attack the people for attacking one of us saying we were crude people for enjoying this website. This was supposed to be about laughing and fun not attacking eachother. We used to be a community and now we are a house divided. This isn’t about politics. We need to unite and move on to the above photos. There are goldmine photos above this one. A guys nasty ass, a big lady in a little swim suit, yet we are too busy commenting on this old photo. Now PLEASE lets get over it.
It is ignorant to put two diff khakis together like that….surely thats what’s being referred to here…
I’m planning a trip to Italy…I’m learning Italian…You can guess my stance.
The dude probably lives in Miami, at which case I sympathize for him. I found a job listing in Miami for a Network Admin I had all the qualifications except one. “Must speak Spanish, English a plus, not required though”. WTF is that? It’s one thing to come to another country and have a hard time adjusting, but when parts of a country have to change to be more like the country the people fled from, that’s just ridiculous.
If we don’t stop the madness, we will now have to get 54 numbers on the phone so you can press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 for Chinese and so on and so forth.
English. It’s what we do in the USA, deal with it or live somewhere else. If you want to live here, play here and have all we have to offer, then do yourself and everyone else a favor and at least learn to communicate.
Case in point, a non English speaking worker got hurt where I worked once because they were allowed to sit through Safety meetings without understanding a word. When someone was trying to explain to them NOT to do something, they nodded their head and did it anyway.
There are just too many legit reasons they should learn English. Speak what you want in your home, but please learn the customs if you want to reside here.