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Date: 01/07/13 10:38 AM

14 Responses to Why You So Racist, Delaware Playground? [Pic+]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2013 at 10:35 am
    Link: Why You So Racist, Delaware Playground? - One sign. The English half enforces parents to accompany kids. Spanish half enforces parents to have a permit for use.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2013 at 10:57 am
    That`s what happens when you get a person with high-school spanish to write your signs. The grammar`s also wrong. It reads like one of those Engrish translations.
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    TheLebowski Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2013 at 11:42 am
    What`s the official laguage used in the US for governement verbage? Only one official language that I know of.
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    TuffGhost88 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    It`s not about the poor grammar or the fact that English is the official language. It`s discriminatory because the sign meant for English-speakers is telling them to be careful as they play, and the sign meant for Spanish-speakers is threatening them with police action if they don`t have a permit.
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    Fml Male 30-39
    273 posts
    January 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    Actually the explanation the superintendent gave is very believable.
    There are other parks in the city that in Spanish and English state you need permission to play in them (they are inside schools) She figures someone who didn`t speak Spanish just mixed the signs
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    It reads like one of those Engrish translations.

    willing to bet it was done in google translate as there are not spanish speakers working for the delaware government.
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    2L84ME Male 18-29
    208 posts
    January 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    Be glad the United States does not have an official language just a de facto. Despite knowing both English and Spanish I would have still turned around, I`m not getting a ticket.
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    Big61AL Male 40-49
    59 posts
    January 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    All you had to do is say "I don`t read spanish". Problem solved.
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    krw888 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    You should come to Quebec, where we have the worst language laws to protect the French language. Not allowed to have outdoor English signs, even for safety notices, and indoor signs require French to be twice the size of English.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    What`s the official laguage used in the US for governement verbage?

    The USA doesn`t have an official language. It wasn`t thought necessary. Now it`s far too much of a political issue for any action to be taken (unless the USA is successfully conquered by settlement and Spanish becomes the official language as a result).

    Someone put up a standard school park sign in a public park by mistake. It`s only an issue because some people can use it as a political tool to either help the conquest or gain power/publicity/money for themselves directly.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    January 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    I say it`s probably just a bad translation.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    Fml is probably right. There are several playground sings in two languages, they got mixed up. Doing that on purpose would be mad.
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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    January 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Well, if the Spanish version is all you can read, you probably are trespassing...

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