Yet another white supremacist preaching “Speak English, this is America,” has upset the lives of U.S. citizens.
Greek-American couple Thanasi Papoulias and his wife Sophie Antonopoulos-Papoulias were shopping at a Los Angeles supermarket when they were suddenly attacked by a self-righteous white woman. As they talked in hushed tones while waiting in a line, they heard loud grumbling coming from behind them.
Papoulias, thinking the woman wanted to say something, turned around and said, Excuse me?” and got a loud, stereotypical “Speak f****** English, this is America” hurled at them.
“Then every curse word, in her minimal vocabulary, was thrown at me. To describe me, to tell me to go back to my country. Funny, I thought I WAS in my country — the country I was born in, the good ‘ol US of A!??!?” wrote Papoulias on his blog, “Excuse Me, Are You Greek?”
When the man responded in perfect U.S.-accented English, the woman seemed shocked. But not enough that she ended her vitriol filled verbal harassment.
Apparently the woman did not understand that America is a nation built by immigrants. In fact, the Latin alphabet in English are largely derived from Greek as well.
“I feel sorry for this lady. It’s obvious she has a chip on her shoulder and carries it with her everywhere she goes. Thank God my kids weren’t present,” Papoulias wrote.
However, hearing the woman ranting, the manager soon came to the couple’s rescue and kicked her out of the store.
Papoulias, who recorded part of the exchange posted it to his Facebook page, and received support from hundreds of internet users.
“Ugly people will always be ugly. Wether (sic) they live in the USA or in Quebec. As children of immigrants we have been accustomed to mistreatment. It's been happening for centuries! Disgusting!” said Sophy Agelopoulos.
“Ignore the Malaka! I have visited Greek Islands for the last 20 years, and never once have I been asked to not speak English,” said Merv Lamb.
“Name and shame,” she added.
“You don't need to speak English to be American. You do need to abide by general American laws and preferably social standards,” wrote Emolee Tucker.
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