'Speak English' signs allowed at Philly shop

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    I'd be insulted if I saw that sign.

    "This is America..."

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    Well hello,two days ago before I came into this Geno's I spent an hour getting through Customs and Immigration at LAX (they're okay by the way, for some reason the ones in SF are cranky but LAX are really laid back), I got a hire car from Hertz, I drove on the correct (ie right) side of the 405, I got lost (as always) but found my way back again and eventually got to that really interesting La Quinta in Irvine that used to be lima bean silos (careful, if you go to the bar next door and sink too many - it's usually full of drunken UC Irvine students - and go to bed the round room looks even rounder and the damn thing keeps spinning to boot) and had a rest, then visited a few friends in the area and on a major whim flew to Philadelphia on American Airlines because I wanted a cheesesteak and I go into the shop and I see a sign and it says......"This is America.."

    Well, no shit Sherlock! It doesn't look like Germany!

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    Why, you appear to write English well enough.

    What strikes me funny is that if tehy don't speak English, they probably cannot read english either so how the heck does someone who can't read English even know what the sign says?
     
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    I find this a bit odd. I agree that English should be the major language and I dislike the incursion of Spanish into our ads etc. even though I am half Hispanic. Language is just another thing to divide us and lord knows we have enough things already. But when traveling to Europe, I do not know French, Italian, or Spanish well enough to do more than point and hope and I appreciate any consideration given us to make our stay comfortable. In heavy tourist areas multi-language menus etc just make good business sense I think. Knowing where some of these steak shops are in Philly they probably don't care much about tourists and are just being ??? as clientele is mostly local.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised that this has happened in these PC times...
     
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    I don't mind the whole "Please Speak English" bit but the "This is America" is bs. We haven't had an official language for the whole of our time as a country for a reason. America is a nation of all people and languages. America is not an English speaking country. It's a primarily English speaking country. Just because it's America doesn't mean you have to speak English.
     

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