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    Depends how sober they are, catch them after 3pm and you have no chance.
    You might not even have a chance even if they are sober. Have you ever tried speaking to an Aberdeenshire Farmer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markos82 View Post
    Well thats because you need a brain to understand movies made in Europe, movies not based on senseless killing, raping and torture... Not all movies are about guy killing 100 bad guys beacuse drug lord took his girlfriend, killed his kid, stole some money and stuff like that. Also it is hard to understand movies that are not 90% CGI. BUt yeah keep in mind that 95% of movies made in USA are not worth 10sec of watching, 5% are and from those 5% less then half are really good....
    Did i imply i like movies based on killing, raping and torture? I consider most American movies to be shit as well, it's just that there is a variety of American movies that appeal to me while there is no such European alternative for me.

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    I'm sure Europeans say "It's what the Americans do", as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnypinny View Post
    I'm sure Europeans say "It's what the Americans do", as well.
    America is a single country with a federal education system, single language and national identity. Europe is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    America is a single country with a federal education system, single language and national identity. Europe is not.
    Eh we have two languages since English isn't our "official" language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ave07 View Post
    Eh we have two languages since English isn't our "official" language.
    Do you have public schools teaching all lessons in Spanish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Do you have public schools teaching all lessons in Spanish?
    There are special classes in public schools that do lessons in Spanish if you don't know English if you count that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ave07 View Post
    There are special classes in public schools that do lessons in Spanish if you don't know English if you count that.
    Not really counting that.

    If you were required to learn to languages like the Belgians then it would count I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Do you have public schools teaching all lessons in Spanish?
    Yeah nearly all public schools, at least in my state, offer
    Spanish classes.
    States also control most of the schools, not the federal govt.
    As for the culture bit, it's sort of weird. All of us share a vague culture, but differ slightly region to region . I even consider Canada to be with the US when talking about culture (see where they all live, what their entertainment is, how they speak, and how they live their daily lives). I only don't count Mexico because unlike Canada, they don't share more similarities with certain US regions than those regions share with another. There are a few causes in the EU like that (Belgium, Austria, Ireland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidenx View Post
    Yeah nearly all public schools, at least in my state, offer
    Spanish classes.
    Doesn't mean Spanish is close to being the 2nd language of your country. In Croatia, English and German are both taught in in all primary and high schools, 100% of all students know English and 73% German. My country is nevertheless not one bit English or German in culture. Okay, yeah, it might be a bit English because of modern culture and German because of history, although I'd actually call the latter Central European influence rather than German (it's actually Austrian technically). But yeah, it's no more English than any other civilized non-English nation in the world and no more Austrian or German than any other Central European country.

    Also, Catta was actually asking whether all lessons in all subjects are taught in Spanish, not whether you can learn Spanish as a language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikiy View Post
    Did i imply i like movies based on killing, raping and torture? I consider most American movies to be shit as well, it's just that there is a variety of American movies that appeal to me while there is no such European alternative for me.
    That is completely valid. I think that America makes great series, better then any ive seen made anywhere else, which i enjoy a lot. However i feel that not only the movie industry in America, but all over the world, has gotten into a slump of late.. I rarely see good movies anymore, while years back there were good movies all the time.

    And to the guy who went on a rampage against you should start to look in his own backyard, if you talk about worthless action movies france can make some as well. Then i rather watch some worthless action movies with some actors who can actually act a bit or speak proper english..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikiy View Post
    Doesn't mean Spanish is close to being the 2nd language of your country. In Croatia, English and German are both taught in in all primary and high schools, 100% of all students know English and 73% German. My country is nevertheless not one bit English or German in culture. Okay, yeah, it might be a bit English because of modern culture and German because of history, although I'd actually call the latter Central European influence rather than German (it's actually Austrian technically). But yeah, it's no more English than any other civilized non-English nation in the world and no more Austrian or German than any other Central European country.

    Also, Catta was actually asking whether all lessons in all subjects are taught in Spanish, not whether you can learn Spanish as a language.
    I would content that because you get taught i language at a young age, and you keep honing that skill over years it is part of your culture. It even comes back in entertainment, technology you use in everyday life, increasingly in jobs and economics since globalization is coming on stronger and stronger. For instance from my perspective I would argue that English, and therefore american/british culture is definitely part of my cultural setting, because we are confronted with it at a young age and keep in contact with it. The degree to which it is assimilated/part of your culture is ofcourse debatable and dependant on your country of origin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikiy View Post
    Doesn't mean Spanish is close to being the 2nd language of your country. In Croatia, English and German are both taught in in all primary and high schools, 100% of all students know English and 73% German. My country is nevertheless not one bit English or German in culture. Okay, yeah, it might be a bit English because of modern culture and German because of history, although I'd actually call the latter Central European influence rather than German (it's actually Austrian technically). But yeah, it's no more English than any other civilized non-English nation in the world and no more Austrian or German than any other Central European country.

    Also, Catta was actually asking whether all lessons in all subjects are taught in Spanish, not whether you can learn Spanish as a language.
    Oh. We have this thing called ESL (English as a second language) where primarily Spanish speakers get instructed in their native language, but others can get instructors as well. It's just that you can find people who speak Spanish just about anywhere in the country. It's definitely the closest thing we have to a second language, even if just 15% of the population speaks it fluently.

    If you're in a big city you can find a French or Spanish speaker quite easily. Here in new England many people speak French as well.

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