I'm not racist but the spanish language irritates me

The tongue rolling and arrogant tone really gets on my nerves for some reason.

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  • Anyone who starts a sentence with “I'm not racist but...” clearely has some racist undertones to it.

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  • No nearly as bad as people from the South. God Southerners are hard to listen to, and they are just as arrogant.

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    • That's how Southern people feel about Yankees.

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      • Well at least when us "yankees" speak, it does not sound like we are squeezing out a massive shit at the same time.

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        • You're just plain rude, and ignorant. Additionally, it's not "us yankees", but rather the proper way to say it would be we yankees.

          Also, not unlike Northerners, or people from any other place in the country there is not just one Southern accent. A person from Houston, won't have the same accent as someone from say New Orleans, or Atlanta.

          I think you're just booty hurt that I called you on your bullshit there, boy.

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          • Yes. Northerners think the accent in Atlanta is pleasant. Unlike many regional accents, it can also be understood anywhere in the English speaking world. This is largely the reason that many international corporations locate their offices in Atlanta.

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            • I could listen to Dixie Carter speak for hours on end. I wish she had not passed on of cancer.

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            • Maybe when one is thinking negatively of a Southern accent what they really mean is the way an uneducated hick speaks? It can be very grating. This is probably a character defect on my part, but when I hear someone with that stupid hick accent who speaks improperly giving me attitude, or trying to school me on something I'll just correct them. They don't like it. Sometimes I'll choose to express myself in a bit of the Southern vernacular, and a type of Ebonic speech has a certain je ne sais quoi.

              You know what I actually kinda like is a bit of that Brooklyn, "how you doin'..., thang.

              When it comes to Spanish accents I could listen to Sophia Vergara, or Antonio Banderas all day.

              I was born in Georgia, and raised in Texas, but I've moved around a good bit so my accent isn't very strong, but when I worked in customer service it worked quite well for me. I think customers really appreciate good etiquette, and being spoken to in a respectful way.

              A certain accent from Boston is very grating.

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          • No. And calling me boy, is pretty fucking offensive. For someone who wants to be a know it all, you should know that calling someone that is definitely not ok. I may not have the best grammar, but i would never us a word like that on anyone.

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            • You can dish it out, but you can't take it. You seem to think that you can say whatever you choose, and it doesn't matter who you offend, but if it offends you then that is some very serious offense. I have no knowledge of your race, nor do I care to know. Calling someone boy may be somewhat condescending, but isn't really that offensive outside of certain racial connotations. I mean nothing racial when I say it. You are free to think, and say whatever you so choose, but please understand that freedom is, and should be extended to all in this country.

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    • I can relate to this as a southerner. The thickest accents in the south are tough for me, and it can get tiring hearing people frustrated over my less-than-stellar comprehension. Some of the worst offenders mix this accent with improper grammar which only compounds the difficulty (that being said, many of these people are still really nice; I will never overlook or understate that).

      The North has a few of them too. Anyone who says "Yous' guys" or "Fugget aboudit" unironically is inadvertently causing me to cringe. The way certain groups pronounce 'taco', 'tortilla', or 'queso' nearly always stymies my conversations too. It also doesn't help that everybody from the big apple feels compelled to inform me of how nothing compares to New York City.

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    • Colum bigot guy.
      Feel welcome to stay out of the south.

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      • I dont go South, I wont go South, there is nothing appealing at all in the Southern part of the United States. So Y'all dont have to worry about me.

        Great word play on my name, must have taken you hours to come up with that one.

        By the way, you should really understand what the word bigot means before labeling someone as such. While i may not like an accent of soneone, i certainly would never treat anyone differently becsuse of it. I have to work with people from all areas of the country, there is no way i could be successful in my job without that. I just dont like speaking to Southerners.

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        • Columbine bus guy.
          Chances are they don't like your Yankee ways either.
          Thank you for staying away.
          After a day of dealing with yall, it's really hard to keep a smile and greet folks as is the norm.

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        • We don't want to talk to you either.

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  • I like the way people from Spain speak Spanish and southern south Americans, just not Mexican Spanish. It sounds like they're singing a rather monotone song.

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  • Nothing racist about that (if anything more like ethnocentrism), just your opinion. Personally I don't notice any arrogant tone - unless maybe if you mean actual Spanish (from Spain). most europeans seem a bit arrogant to me.

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  • Tacos burritos housekeeping

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  • anyone speakin french sounds like theyre chokin to death

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    • Y'alls should go deer hunting up in Quebec. Thems wolves growl in French out in the woods. Seems as tho the good folks of Montreal have picked up the accent. Click here to listen to some Canadian Radio. It's got an agreeable twang to it. https://onlineradiobox.com/ca/1077estrie/?cs=ca.1077estrie&played=1

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      • fuck deer why shoot 150 poundsa gamey wormy garbage

        im down for the moose hunt for 1200 poundsa lean tender beefy meat

        ive shot 3 in my life on lottery permits and thats long odds and moren ill ever win again

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        • Pretty cool. I've seen a couple of moose while camping in the north woods of Minnesota. Theys looks okay on TV. But in person, thems things are ill tempered and nasty.

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  • Spanish is a beautiful language.

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  • I get it. I've also experienced annoyance from Spanish accents. Also, some of my relatives are foreign, and I think their accents are kind of annoying.

    Some British accents annoy me too, particularly when I can't understand what they're saying because they speak so poorly, and I don't like their slang.

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  • You may believe you're not racist, but reacting negatively to a certain accent demonstrates prejudice against those who speak with the accent.

    There used to be a continuity announcer on BBC Radio Four who had a faint Scottish accent. I found her enunciation very clear and the accent barely noticeable, but the BBC received lots of complaints from eejits who hated hearing a jock on their favourite station. That said nothing at all about her, and everything about the prejudices of a certain type of English person.

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  • They could say the same thing about English speakers bro.

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  • I mean, I'm Mexican, but I fucking hate how southerners speak. I was born here in the states, but yeah... I don't THINK that's racist. As long as you're not harassing anyone who does speak Spanish. I guess you just hate the frequency the language makes. Understandable. For example, I'm from the Bay, so hearing Southerners is so annoying for me because it just doesn't sound good in my ears. But I don't hate Southerners for that, so I hope you don't hate Spanish people for that.

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  • Yes i live in florida so its common enough plus they go really fast

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  • If the Spanish language irritates you, how do you feel when you hear languages that are completely different from English like Arabic, or Chinese or something. At least Spanish relatively easy to understand.

    Maybe you should take a non-credit conversational Spanish class at your local community college? It will hopefully be fun, relatively easy, and informative. What have you got to lose except that annoying feeling of being irritated?

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  • The Arabic language irritates me. Sounds like someone gargling with water then spitting it out and screaming “Allahu Akbar!”

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  • puta

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  • As someone who was born and raised in California (and not a part of any spanish-speaking culture), it can irritate me time to time as well. It is such a popular language overall, but I just never seem to have a connection to it though. The only connections I can make to these are hella bad memories lmao.

    I don’t have very good memories with the language, heh.

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  • Not relating at all.
    The only time a language is irritating is when you don't understand it.
    Or: the tone, volume, or accent throws you.
    trumps arrogance irritates me more than a Spanish accent.
    The British nasal speach, the whiney jew.
    The black guy that talks like he has a mouth full of marbles.
    The redneck, etc.
    But that's me.

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  • It has never been accused of been audibally pleasing. You are in the majority. There are so, so many worse though.

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  • Someone's a trump ass kisser 😚

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  • I like the way Italian sounds better than Spanish. Colombians sound better than most other Latin Americans to me.

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    • If I recall don't you have Colombian blood?

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      • True, but lots of people say that it's easiest to understand a Colombian speaking Spanish, because they don't have a strong accent. To be honest I don't speak very much Spanish at all. It would be fair to say I don't speak Spanish, but I can understand a little.

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        • While I know that many different dialects exist I didn't know that Colombian is the easiest to understand.

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          • I think I'm just glad that Sofía Vergara is such a popular actress. She's not just gorgeous, but she's also hella funny.

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