The CB talk along Hwy.401 near Toronto yesterday May 2 was directed at drivers who talked in their native language briefly to direct their buddy to another channel. Immediately some idiot blurted out..." Go Back To Your Own Country Blah Blah Blah..." I had to wonder if these guys ancestors spoke perfect english when they first arrived in this country. Their own crude words were certainly not perfect english and unacceptable in this day & age. Poor comments to somebody who has an accent and probably knows more about our history and culture since they are likely New Canadians trying to make their own way and not depending on welfare. Thankfully, there are far more drivers with STYLE than there are uninformed mouths who forget to put their brains in gear before they put their tongues in gear. Until you've sat down and had dinner at the table with somebody from another culture and language, you do not know or understand where they are coming from and what are their goals. Our countries are built on immigrants from other lands...even yours. And, most have what I call STYLE and respect. I understand English, French & Hungarian and have to smile at how every culture mixes English in with their native language. Ya gotta love it!

Views: 131

Comment

You need to be a member of Operation18 - Truckers Social Media Network & CDL Driving Jobs. to add comments!

Join Operation18 - Truckers Social Media Network & CDL Driving Jobs.

Comment by dan bestfelt on July 2, 2012 at 7:50am

In my 32 years out there I also heard this kinda crap.Especially towards black drivers.They would always calling them N*gger or somethig else that was very inapprobiate.As for accent talking I used to love to hear a different accent other than mine.Made me want to take up a different language so I could speak with them over the CB.I also remember to use a CB you had to have a ID# so as to keep this crap off the CB.Thanks Ed for this post

Comment by Johnson Mary on July 20, 2011 at 10:40am
Hello how are you doing ?
Comment by Ed Harris on May 7, 2011 at 6:44am
Nice to hear from Pat Hasler...My wife, who came from Hungary 28 years ago, still has an accent and since she is constantly reading, is very adept at using proper words and has excellent descriptive powers...but her accent is still fairly strong and she is treated in a different way at times. From time to time, when I do not comprehend something she is trying to tell me, and I ask her to repeat, she will blurt out..." Whats a matter...are you deaf?"
We both end up laughing. But, if some other person tried to make her feel stupid, I am going to tell you, she can put you in your place very quickly and in no uncertain terms and in truckers language too, if it is called for...LOL
Comment by Pat Hasler on May 6, 2011 at 9:16pm
I get abuse constantly and I'm English, I am often told to go back to wherever I came from, Called Australian or some other nationality.

Forum

Ice Road Truckers

Started by Jean Ouellet in Uncategorized. Last reply by Nancy Long Aug 16, 2014. 61 Replies

'E' logs.

Started by Pat Hasler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Nancy Long Sep 16, 2014. 51 Replies

Diesel Prices

Started by Bill McQueen in Uncategorized. Last reply by David Naus Feb 7, 2014. 26 Replies

GPS

Started by Gerrit Klingenberg in Sample Title. Last reply by Nancy Long Mar 14, 2014. 24 Replies

former TT members ?

Started by peg leg in Sample Title. Last reply by Michele O'Donnell Jun 17, 2012. 21 Replies

New HOS how is it working for the drivers

Started by Nanette Montgomery in Uncategorized. Last reply by Steven Whiteside Dec 1, 2015. 20 Replies

Exhaust Fumes

Started by tim.icts in Uncategorized. Last reply by harold carnes Sep 13, 2015. 15 Replies

Waiting time ?

Started by Pat Hasler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Pat Hasler Jun 10, 2014. 15 Replies

Cost to operate a truck?

Started by Paul Hutzler in Sample Title. Last reply by Nancy Long Jul 22, 2014. 13 Replies

Professional Truck Driver

Started by Thomas Duguid in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tami Paulus Oct 5, 2012. 12 Replies

FMCSA NEW HOS RULING, from Evan Lockridge

Started by Michael P.Dorsey in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Russell Feb 8, 2012. 12 Replies

Driver Training Standards

Started by safetyfirstpdt in Uncategorized. Last reply by David Naus Aug 5, 2012. 11 Replies

CR England

Started by Kit Higgins in Uncategorized. Last reply by Canela Progressa Jun 21, 2012. 9 Replies

What Brand CB Radio is Best.

Started by Nanette Montgomery in Uncategorized. Last reply by Nancy Long Feb 5, 2014. 7 Replies

Members

© 2017   Created by Bill McQueen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service