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The English Language (What, another poll?)

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Is English your first language?

Yes [ 44 ]  [83.02%]
No [ 9 ]  [16.98%]
Total Valid Votes [ 53 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: June 8, 2006, 2:41 am - IP Logged

I've noticed that members of LotteryPost come from far and wide:  From Canada to China to the Bahamas, S.Korea, Ireland, Columbia, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Thailand, United Kingdom, Belguim, etc., etc., etc. 

I am so curious.  Who amongst the members speak English as their first language.

I am voting no.  English is not my first language, nor my second.  But English is my favorite language.

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    Posted: June 8, 2006, 5:38 am - IP Logged

    english is my first language.

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      Posted: June 8, 2006, 10:51 am - IP Logged

      I've answered 'Yes', but it ain't precisely true.

      My first language was a patois of the sort they speak on the Llano Estacado of the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.

       "Hidee!"

      "Hidee back."

      "Yo'hn CoCola?"

      "I'ohN CoCola!"

      "Hot!:

      "S'dry, too!"

      "Sody pop's good.  Thankee 'migo."

      "Figger it'll rain?"

      "Naw."

      We use a lot of nasal because the sinuses were always clogged with dirt.

      Jack

      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

      It's about number behavior.

      Egos don't count.

       

      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

       

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        Posted: June 8, 2006, 10:53 am - IP Logged

        Yessir,good old English is my number one.  Good poll question. Wish I spoke French,though.Big Smile

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          Posted: June 8, 2006, 10:55 am - IP Logged

          English is my first and only language except for universal cussing, (when required), lol Mad.

           

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            Posted: June 8, 2006, 11:29 am - IP Logged

            I've answered 'Yes', but it ain't precisely true.

            My first language was a patois of the sort they speak on the Llano Estacado of the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.

             "Hidee!"

            "Hidee back."

            "Yo'hn CoCola?"

            "I'ohN CoCola!"

            "Hot!:

            "S'dry, too!"

            "Sody pop's good.  Thankee 'migo."

            "Figger it'll rain?"

            "Naw."

            We use a lot of nasal because the sinuses were always clogged with dirt.

            Jack

            "...sinuses were always clogged with dirt" - hmm, i'm reminded of  fiery nostrils.

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              Posted: June 8, 2006, 11:51 am - IP Logged

              Everyone's first Language was Baby Talk: Any other Language you learned after that is second.

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                Posted: June 8, 2006, 11:57 am - IP Logged

                My first language is also English.

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                  Posted: June 8, 2006, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Well, early poll shows roughly 62% English is first language, and 38% not.  Though not scientific, this percentage somewhat reflects the voting percentage in my neighborhood yesterday.  English-speaking voters- 62%, non-english - 38%.  Interesting.

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                    Posted: June 8, 2006, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                    no - second

                    love to nibble those micey feet.

                     

                                                 

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                      Posted: June 8, 2006, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                      I've answered 'Yes', but it ain't precisely true.

                      My first language was a patois of the sort they speak on the Llano Estacado of the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.

                       "Hidee!"

                      "Hidee back."

                      "Yo'hn CoCola?"

                      "I'ohN CoCola!"

                      "Hot!:

                      "S'dry, too!"

                      "Sody pop's good.  Thankee 'migo."

                      "Figger it'll rain?"

                      "Naw."

                      We use a lot of nasal because the sinuses were always clogged with dirt.

                      Jack

                      "...sinuses were always clogged with dirt" - hmm, i'm reminded of  fiery nostrils.

                      There were advantages.

                      In that country a strong tradition existed for shaking hands with everyone you met, friend, stranger, or indifferent.  Failure to extend a hand upon meeting someone amounted to a declaration of scorn, enmity, or intended insult.  A form of language without words.

                      My granddad tended to scorn a lot of folks for reasons covering the full spectrum of human belief and conduct.  He didn't believe it was right to openly insult them unless he got face-to-face with them, but he also believed it was hypocracy to shake their hand as though he respected them.

                      His technique for resolving this involved, when he saw such people approaching, blowing his nose into his right hand and slinging the results on the ground beside him.  This never failed, in my observation of him, to cause the people he didn't wish to shake hands with to switch directions of travel and attention to somewhere off to his left or right.

                      Language is an amazing tool.  So's clogged sinuses.

                      Jack

                      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                      It's about number behavior.

                      Egos don't count.

                       

                      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                       

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                        Posted: June 8, 2006, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Hmm, the unspoken language.

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                          Posted: June 8, 2006, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                          I had 4 years of French from Middle to High School. I can't understand or speak a lick of it today. The fastest growing population is the Spanish speaking population, which I also don't understand.

                          English is the first and only language that I speak and plan to speak.(no offense intended).

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                          Come on Jackpot!!!

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                            Posted: June 8, 2006, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                            the first language i spoke was baby speak me and all the other kids knew what we were saying universal language....

                             goo goo ga ga gee gee blurb ga gee goo ga ga gee 

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                              Posted: June 8, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                              no - second

                              what was your first emily?