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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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WTF.....habla expanol?

Can somebody please explain to me, why I just watched a commercial, in the middle of the World Series, On Fox from Chevrolet, that was not only entirely in spanish, but also referred to the make and model of the vehicle in spanish?

Please.


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It was because we now need to market to people who don't speak English yet live in this country?
great. why don't we just change the wording on all of the traffic control devices to spanish, or better yet, change everything in the phone book to spanish.

I'm usually pretty easy going about this type of stuff, nut honestly, it's getting fucking really old.

Yeah yeah yeah, i know, some dumbass is going to point out that almost everyone in the country originated from imported stock. true, but there is a major difference.
Those people made the effort to not only learn the English language, but fully expected that others would as well.
While they might speak their native language in their neighborhoods and local stores, they did not expect that everything in the country be translated for them. In fact, most were likely to bring an English speaking relative with them if they thought that they might just possibly need some interpretation.

to me, it's exactly this opposite mentality of above, that we see all to often in immigrants today.
"It has to be like my old country. I'm not going to change. your country must change to me."
Well i have just one thing to say to that....

"If it's so great in your old country, why the fuck did you come here?"


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btw, if you'd like to contact Chevrolet concerning this matter for any reason, here is a link to do so.
http://www.chevrolet.com/contactus/
at the bottom, there is the ability to reference their on air advertisements.


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ya.. I have seen some of those stupid ass commercials before too... It's rediculous how many people come to this country and don't learn our native language just because they don't think they need to..

Don't learn anything about our culture because well they don't want to..

Good luck going to any country and getting that kidna of treatement in return..

When I went to Italy all the "touristy" places knew english but I went to a few small towns and when I needed something I sat my ass down opened up my translation book and tried my hardest to speak Italian and get info.. and I was on f**king vacation! If I lived there I would seriously learn the language..


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I agree, it's bullshit

enough is enough..........



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Want an even better story ?

Here in Belgium, the muslim community is now demanding airtime on the national TV stations. Programming will be in Turkish and Arabic. Paid for by MY tax money.

I can see it now...switch on the TV to some little sheet head screaming Allah Akhbar !


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I could maybe understand a commercial in spanish in the USA (only because of the high immigrant population). The only reason I say I can understand is because Chevy or whoever made the commercial is paying for advertising (not me). The point at which I get pissed is when signs start to change or when they walk into my store and expect i understand what the crap they are saying and then they get mad when i don't understand. The sad part on all of this is that I lived in central america for 2 years and speak spanish, i also speak italian because of my grandparents who came from italy (so you'd think i'd be able to understand accents), wrong. This whole illegal immigrant thing pisses me off since my grandparents had to come over here legally and have had to pay taxes all their lives. They didn't get some tax benifit, like they are giving some of these aliens that are comming from other countries today (honestly it makes me wonder why i even care to keep my citizenship).
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the joys of a free market.

Chevrolet obviosly thinks it's a profit inspiring move to market to the illegals.

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Not to worry... the English language is growing to be THE universal language... sooner or later... los eses will need to learn it.

Haven't seen the commercial, but I have to wonder what the point is in it being spanish.


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Dont even get me going on this one. To live in DC you need to know many different languages. It amazes me that the DMV allows translators while taking the written test. If they cant read it in a classroom setting how is Mr. Rodrejesusgomezsanchosaantiagoperzerefriedbeaneate r gonna do so on the road?
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Don't the Spanish speaking people watch Telemundo or something? Was Chevy trying to pick up the ones watching english speaking TV?

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Dont even get me going on this one. To live in DC you need to know many different languages. It amazes me that the DMV allows translators while taking the written test. If they cant read it in a classroom setting how is Mr. Rodrejesusgomezsanchosaantiagoperzerefriedbeaneate r gonna do so on the road?
Might as well let them take their lic. pic with a Burka on covering their faces too...

Oh wait, they've tried that all ready

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Yeah no shit. In america people should speak english. No one should be able to get a citzenship w/o it! Peroid! But unfortunetaly in the USA its ok and the politians are too much of pussies to say it. that is why I decided to run for office and speak my mind and would probally WIN! Just like Jesse Vantura.


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The reason the ad was placed was due to the fact that baseball is very popular in the spanish speaking regions of the americas(not just the USA). Many spanish speaking individuals were probably watching the game (it is telecasted all over the world) and therefore GM thought it would benefit them to make the commercial.
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The reason the ad was placed was due to the fact that baseball is very popular in the spanish speaking regions of the americas(not just the USA). Many spanish speaking individuals were probably watching the game (it is telecasted all over the world) and therefore GM thought it would benefit them to make the commercial.
ehhhh
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this was contracdted with Fox broadcasting.
And in other countries, including most spanish speaking ones, the broadcast rights are held by their networks.

This means that all of the broadcasts, including commercials are supplied by that network.

Now lets review a few facts.

Fox provides Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) for ALL sports broadcasts.

Nearly every TV made in the last 10 years offers the ability to decode and play these SAP broadcasts.

soooo.......

if i were a spanish only speaking person, living legally in the united states, and i wanted to watch the World Series, wouldn't i be listening to the SAP audio and therfore not even realize the commercial was broadcast in spanish?
answer: yes

If i was a bilingual (spanish/english) person living legally in the United States and watching the World Series, wouldn't it be annoying to have a single 30 second commercial in one of those languages in the middle of a three hour broadcast in the other language?
Answer: yes

so what was the real purpose?

and if the rela purpose was to reach a certain demographic, isnt that discriminatory to all those other minority groups that dont speak english either?
Like the LARGE number of the various Asian ethnic groups who have their own laguages too?

shoudln't we therefore broadcast every commercial in all these different labguages?

After all, how many German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese heritage people are there in this country.

shouldnt we treat them the same?


starting to see the idiocy of this single instance yet........


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i still find it amazing that latinos come into my office, and get upset because I can't understand their problem....when they are speaking 80% spanish and 20% broken english


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