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    Do you speak louder at...

    ...people who don't speak English?

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    No I just hang up on them or slam the door in their face

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    eh?

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    No but a lot of people I work with do.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    No but a lot of people I work with do.
    Does it work?

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    If added volume is the key to understanding unfamiliar language, how come I still can't understand Robert Plant when I crank Led Zep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Does it work?

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    Not quite but it's funny to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Do you speak louder at...

    ...people who don't speak English?

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    only the Amish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Does it work?

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    It didn't for Basil Fawlty.

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    I don't speak to people who don't speak American. Being an American I expect everyone in the world to speak my language.

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    I speak Texican. Ya'll can talk as loud as ya need to get your point across. A cattle prod, patience and perserverance are also good things to bring with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEK View Post
    I don't speak to people who don't speak American. Being an American I expect everyone in the world to speak my language.
    Which 'merican?
    There's southern (the only proper American language).
    Then there's yankee.
    There's out west (totally tubular).
    and well, Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Which 'merican?
    There's southern (the only proper American language).
    Then there's yankee.
    There's out west (totally tubular).
    and well, Texas.
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    Yes, i like yelling at them.

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    what are you talkin aboot budday

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    I speak English or at least a close representation thereof. So does the wife. However, like being separated from our British cousins by a common language, I don't understand what she is saying sometimes so she does speak louder. It really gets annoying. I have to keep turning the volume up on the TV to hear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
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    I talk slower. But I don't speak English to people who don't speak English.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    FWIW, I speak louder when I don't speak English

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    I get spoken too louder than I would expect to when I shop at the Polish grocery store. I'm not sure what they're trying to tell me most of the time, but they seem to think the extra volume helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EthanYQX View Post
    I talk slower. But I don't speak English to people who don't speak English.
    why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    I speak English or at least a close representation thereof. So does the wife. However, like being separated from our British cousins by a common language, I don't understand what she is saying sometimes so she does speak louder. It really gets annoying. I have to keep turning the volume up on the TV to hear it.
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    Louder doesn't work. I keep yelling at people "I need a YOB!" but they never call me for interviews. :\
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