GolfHos
 
*
October 17, 2019, 01:23:25 PM
Username: Password: Duration:

No english no play

 
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: No english no play  (Read 2574 times)
0 Members and 1 Lurker/Spider are viewing this topic.
Teed
Tartan Jacket

Karma: 16
Posts: 1723
Offline Offline

No QB!!

View ProfileIgnore this user
No english no play
« on: August 26, 2008, 09:27:44 AM »

LPGA will suspend memberships unless you speak English.

http://sports.espn.go.com...olf/news/story?id=3553888

Wow...wow...wow!

Is this an attempt to get the US women on top?  Shocked
Logged Return to Top

8 is Enough!
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 09:34:25 AM »

Wow!!

Can you imagine if that were reversed and applied to male tour players in Europe.


Uberfookinbleebubble!
Logged Return to Top
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 09:35:32 AM »

We are an arrogant bunch.  No wonder the rest of the world hates us.
Logged Return to Top
1puttpar
Vest & Plus Fours
From: Loomis, CA

Karma: 16
Posts: 717
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 10:14:56 AM »

Wow!!

Can you imagine if that were reversed and applied to male tour players in Europe.


Uberfookinbleebubble!

What language would be mandatoy in Europe?

I understand what the LPGA is trying to do.  From a marketing perspective they need to develop their brand.  If top tier players cannot speak English it ultimately hurts the overall quality of the product.  It's just Business 101.
Logged Return to Top

I really hate Vista
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 10:18:57 AM »

Wow!!

Can you imagine if that were reversed and applied to male tour players in Europe.


Uberfookinbleebubble!

What language would be mandatoy in Europe?

I understand what the LPGA is trying to do.  From a marketing perspective they need to develop their brand.  If top tier players cannot speak English it ultimately hurts the overall quality of the product.  It's just Business 101.

Whatever country they're in.  Why is delivering a speech after a win in Spain and different that Wisconsin?
Logged Return to Top
Blader
Straitjacket

Karma: 21
Posts: 2075
Offline Offline

vagazzling vajayjays since 1876!!

View Profile WWWIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 10:24:23 AM »

The LPGA seems to have a rich history of this sort of clunkiness.  I wonder why?

At Blader Industries, Inc., we find that there is often nothing more attractive in a potential colleague than one who doesn't speak a lick of english, is from a nation 'across one of the ponds' where standard orthodontic care has not fully penetrated the marketplace, and thus has a pouty overbite. 

Especially if red-headed and with a nursing background.....or a 'background' that could stand some nursing.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2008, 06:19:54 AM by Blader » Logged Return to Top
1puttpar
Vest & Plus Fours
From: Loomis, CA

Karma: 16
Posts: 717
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 10:27:08 AM »

According to your "plan" you would have it mandatory to speak Spanish, French, Portugese, Mandarin, Arabic, German, Swedish etc, etc.?
Logged Return to Top

I really hate Vista
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 10:27:59 AM »

According to your "plan" you would have it mandatory to speak Spanish, French, Portugese, Mandarin, Arabic, German, Swedish etc, etc.?

Exactly!
Logged Return to Top
Fuzzy
Full Metal Jacket
From: Island of Misfit Toys

Karma: 61
Posts: 4836
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 11:05:32 AM »

http://sports.espn.go.com...olf/news/story?id=3553888

Quote
Every Korean player who spoke with Golfweek about the meeting came away with the understanding she would lose her tour card if she failed the test rather than face suspension, according to the report. But Korean players who spoke about the policy supported the tour's position, though some, including Se Ri Pak, felt fines would be better than suspensions.

"We agree we should speak some English," Pak said, according to the report. "We play so good overall. When you win, you should give your speech in English."

Angela Park, a Korean-American who was born in Brazil and speaks three languages, said it's difficult to "come to a foreign country and be yourself." She also supports the rule and says it's fair, according to the report........................

................."The LPGA could come out and say they only want 10 Koreans, but they're not," Park said, according to Golfweek. "A lot of Korean players think they are being targeted, but it's just because there are so many of them."

And Seon-Hwa Lee, who said she is working with an English tutor during the offseason and plans to brush up for the evaluation, thinks everyone "can do a simple interview," according to the report. Her ability to answer questions without a translator has improved during her time on the tour.

"The economy is bad, and we are losing sponsors," she said, according to the report. "Everybody understands."

I guess I'm not sure how or why this became an issue. I've never been bothered by watching and listening to an interview with a translator present.

That being said, and I know how this may come across, but English is the de facto standard in the business world. When I have traveled and had meetings with Korean/Japanese/Chinese/German counterparts they converse in English. There are most definitely side conversations in their native tongue but the universal language today is English.

And this has nothing to to with how much 'merka sucks or how arrogant we may be sometimes.
Logged Return to Top

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
From Oh the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
Teed
Tartan Jacket

Karma: 16
Posts: 1723
Offline Offline

No QB!!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2008, 11:15:20 AM »

Why don't the MLB pundits enforce the same thing?
Probably b/c they would lose 1/2 of the players in the league.
Logged Return to Top

8 is Enough!
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2008, 11:26:21 AM »

Why don't the MLB pundits enforce the same thing?
Probably b/c they would lose 1/2 of the players in the league.

I hate Ozzie Guillen too.
Logged Return to Top
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 11:30:44 AM »

I guess nothing else will pull the LPGA out of sagging ratings due to Anika's departure coupled with reduction in sponsor prize money quite like a Hoo Suk Kim letting us know on Sunday that (she) ".......is such a stupid!"
Logged Return to Top
Fuzzy
Full Metal Jacket
From: Island of Misfit Toys

Karma: 61
Posts: 4836
Offline Offline


View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2008, 11:36:02 AM »

I guess nothing else will pull the LPGA out of sagging ratings due to Anika's departure coupled with reduction in sponsor prize money quite like a Hoo Suk Kim letting us know on Sunday that (she) ".......is such a stupid!"

Actually her correct name would be Kim Hoo-Suk.  Wink Grin
Logged Return to Top

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
From Oh the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
stroh
Sleeveless Hoodie
From: Impact Crater Springs, CA

Karma: 155
Posts: 16135
Offline Offline

We're doomed!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2008, 11:38:26 AM »

I guess nothing else will pull the LPGA out of sagging ratings due to Anika's departure coupled with reduction in sponsor prize money quite like a Hoo Suk Kim letting us know on Sunday that (she) ".......is such a stupid!"

Actually her correct name would be Kim Hoo-Suk.  Wink Grin

 Laughing
Logged Return to Top
Uisce Beatha
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
From: In the Jar

Karma: 116
Posts: 7357
Offline Offline

Get me the tank!

View ProfileIgnore this user
Re: No english no play
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2008, 05:02:27 PM »

Esperanto ftw.
Logged Return to Top

"If you're darker than a caramel, Reverend Al speaks for you." - Aasif Mandvi
"Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man: no time to talk." - stroh
Pages: [1] 2   Return to Top
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Related Posts
speak english or die
LOL @ TFT. They have a point though.  It's about time they started spe
by Uisce Beatha

What you HAVE to do
[url]http://english.pravda.ru/[/url]check out the English women have the biggest
by BobA

Aussie PandR:
Aussie English: artworks, sportAmerican English: artwork, sportsweird
by gleek

Office Etiquette Question
How much English does one require to understand "Don't fucking touch t
by Clive

 


 
  Powered by SMF | SMF © 2001-2009, Lewis Media

Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM