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Subject:  Re: The vote of every thinking person Date:  11/20/2012  3:20 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  656096 of 876417

In quite a few countries other than America (such as in Europe and Asia, etc.), knowing two or even three languages fluently is commonplace. Americans are relatively backward in that regard, I'll admit.

The average American can draw a 500-mile-diameter circle centered on his home and most likely he fluently speaks the predominant local language everywhere in that circle.

The average European, not so much.
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