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Old August 03, 2009, 01:51 PM
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A blogger in Tuscon goes crazy about a bilingual sign

A blogger in Tuscon goes crazy about a bilingual sign. Did (s)he even stop to research that "Arroyo Chico" was the name of the bike path, was probably the name of a creek in the vicinity, and was probably given that name when Arizona was part of Mexico?

It really saddens me when people make uninformed racist comments about things, even when they later try to pass it off as a joke. Oh well.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/rynski/2009...y-or-crappy-7/

Edit: There are some more comments on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments...aks_out_about/
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The edited note saying, basically, that "This was a joke, I'm sorry if you have no sense of humor." reads to me as "I'm an idiot, but not willing to admit I'm wrong."

Oh well, some people are willing to remain ignorant and hate-filled. Fortunately, they're the minority even if it doesn't always feel that way.
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and was probably given that name when Arizona was part of Mexico
Sí vivo cerca de Tucson (en arizona) y aquí hay muchos arroyos, pueblos y caminos en español. De hecho vivo en un camino con un nombre español.

Es una lástima que tantas personas tontas digan esas cosas

Deseo que las personas en los Estados Unidos tengan las vistas parecidas como en Europa (sobre los lenguajes). La mayoría de la gente aquí piensan que no hay sentido en aprender una lengua que no es inglés
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