What would solve all this is ... high speed rail and mass transportation! Yay!
Just as a throwback to my earlier point, does anything think that we actually speak English in this country? Because if you do please tell me why you think the language we speak is the same as the one they speak in England?
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That's like arguing that Mexicans don't speak Spanish.
Actually, funny thing, no one in Spain speaks "Spanish." They call it Castellano there. In Mexico, they call it "Espanol" and here we call it "Spanish."
Along the same lines, we call our language "English." It's not exactly the same as what they speak in England, but they are mutually intelligible. If you want to start differentiating between the two, someone has already done that: we speak "American English" and they speak "British English." The Irish speak "Hiberno-English." But everyone calls it "English" for shorthand and all those dialects are mutually intelligible, so "English" is a perfectly accurate name.
Still, I stand by what I said (although an article I just read said a study found that automatic transmissions are no safer nor are they more dangerous than manual transmissions with regards to reaction time to hazards...so that said, the point about manual transmission familiiarity being a requirement to drive is moot).
The two are not "entirely different languages." I've lived in the UK and in Ireland, and I never had a problem. The accents may be difficult now and then, but the language rarely is. Slang and some more recent nouns, yeah, but nothing that different.
I mean, I have just as difficult of a time in the South. Deep south Louisiana? I have no clue what the hell those people are saying. But they are still speaking "English" and the language they're speaking is "English" ("of England," "resembling England," etc.).
I don't mean to get all contentious here, but I'm just not following your point here.
You wanted them to drive stick to weed out god awful drivers. That doesn't weed out god awful drivers but rather those that aren't strong manual drivers. What else is a "god awful driver" but someone who is a hazard/can't avoid hazards?
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Not if a significant amount of people in a district/county/state speak a different language. If, say, 20% speak spanish then a spanish form should be available. Governments are meant to serve the people.
Yes, I can't tell you how many time I have had to wait hours in line at the DPS, waiting for Mexicans to comprehend simple registry questions while getting their license
I'm not even sure what you even mean by this sentence, why "more importantly" a dialect? A dialect far less encompassing that a language. Seems like you have an inaccurate definition of what a language is
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Seriously, we do speak a series of unique English dialects, but travel around the UK, or for that matter, just around England, and you and I would agree that they speak a spectacular variety of dialect. Apples and pears means a very non fruit thing when speaking Cockney slang than it does at our local supermarket.
Here is the question of the day, does anyone think that wealthy people should pay a lower percentage of their income to taxes than middle class people? Don't argue tax brackets, just a simple question. Do you think someone earning 46 million dollars should pay a lower percentage of their income than say someone earning sixty thousand?