In regard to the letter whose writer feels she’s in a foreign country when in fast-food restaurants, I feel like I’m in a foreign country any time I’m out in public.
I don’t care what language people speak in the privacy of their homes or vehicles, but when in public, everyone should speak English. If I can’t understand you, then I assume you are talking about me and mine, and I don’t appreciate it.
I believe in what Oprah Winfrey says about visiting another country: At least understand enough of that country’s language to get by.
But if you move to that country, adopt its language and customs, while speaking any language you choose in private.
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Glenn A. Powell