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Excuse me, are you from around here?

Is there a polite way to ask someone where they're from, if they have a foreign accent or ... I don't know how else to say this, look as if they might be from a different country (than the US)? *winces* If you're someone who gets asked this a lot, does it annoy you? Is it more rude if the person is 2nd generation (or more)?
posted by desjardins on Oct 10, 2009 - 106 answers

No hablo espanol but I'd like to be polite.

What is the polite way to deal with service workers who speak poor English in an English-speaking country? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 22, 2008 - 25 answers

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