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"Our nanny claims to speak five languages but we've been unable to verify it."
Further Studies in Pigeon English
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'It must be nice to be bilingual.'
"I don't actually speak them, but I know the names of lots of languages."
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'Yes, I am bilingual. I speak English and Computerese.'
'I'm glad I wasn't born in France. My French is terrible.'
"Richard has always had a gift for languages."
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"I was raised in New York and Nancy is from L.A., but we're bringing up the children bicoastal."
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"...and I'm proficient in two languages ? English and text messaging."
'Hey! Did you suddenly forget English? Get in here!'
"They learn how to say 'Gracias' and we're supposed to be thankful."
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"No, I don't see any reason why our deal should include a new sailboat for our interpreter."
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"We've decided that it will be better for his later development if we speak to him only in legalese."
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"I can deal with the bi-racial and bi-lingual stuff, but one parent is a Mets fan and the other is a Yankee fan."
"Oh, everyone in this campaign is bilingual. We all can talk out of both sides of our mouths."
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'We're thinking of settling down here -- do you folks have bilingual education?'
"And the last little piggy cried, 'Oui, oui, oui' all the way home."
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"I speak Latin, you know."
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JOE'S BAR, SE HABLA WHATEVER, "A lot of people seem to be just giving up on the whole issue."
"I'm fluent in foul language."
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"Stop worrying! It can't be THAT hard to learn Chinese - all the children speak it here!"
"I cannot let American culture hijack this household! We must stick to the values and traditions that have been handed down through the generations! From now on, when you get off the phone...you have to say 'Ciao!'"
"Nothing teaches a businessman Spanish faster...than a Latino with a dollar bill."
"Billy, it's pretty rude to come to my house and tell my dad he can't speak Spanish."