I was wondering if speaking a different language to someone who only speaks English is a social norm violation?
- bluebellbkkLv 72 months ago
Oh come on. It could be rude, or it could be a really good idea; only the context would dictate whether you should do it or not.
OBVIOUSLY this depends on the specific situation, which you haven't bothered to explain.
- Chi girlLv 72 months ago
The bottom line is that it's pointless.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I don't think so, also worth noting that just because someone only SPEAKS English
(or another language) it doesn't imply they don't UNDERSTAND another language.
As for me, I don't mind speaking English but with someone who I've always spoken
in another will continue doing so. And if a monolingual Anglophone is within earshot
so be it. Why change esp if they wouldn't involve themselves in the chat regardless?
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
Well, not if you don't speak English yourself, and not if that someone is there to learn that other language through the "direct method"
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- Aster RhoidsLv 72 months ago
It is not, but some would say it is unacceptable.
- LônLv 72 months ago
What about speaking English to someone who can't understand it?? It works both ways!
- ChristianLv 42 months ago
Kind of. What would be the point of speaking to them if they can't understand?