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Author: warrl Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 736438  
Subject: Re: The vote of every thinking person Date: 11/20/2012 3:20 AM
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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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