Woman Gets Kicked Out Of Store After Shouting At Greek Couple To 'Speak English'
Thanasi Papoulias and his wife Sophia Antonopoulos-Papoulias are a Greek American couple who speak Greek as well as English in public. But while in line at a Los Angeles supermarket over the weekend, a woman behind them raised her voice when they started talking to each other in Greek and told them to “speak fucking English. This is America.”
Posting a video of the exchange to Facebook, Thanasi wrote:
"So this just happened..."
"Sophia and I were in line at the market, and naturally, speaking Greek. Out of nowhere this lady behind us decides to give us a modern history lesson and tells us, 'Speak f*@king English, this is America.' Furthermore, she demonstrated her well-versed use of the English language by using every swear word to describe us and how we don't belong here. Imagine if we were with our kids."
"Huge props to the manager for kicking her xenophobic, racist ass out. I only caught the tail-end on video, but you'll get the point."
Of course, what this ignorant woman doesn't realize is that the Latin alphabet is largely based on Greek. So we have the Greeks to thank for the English language.
Commenters were outraged with the woman, but supported the manager's decision to kick her out of the store.
One commenter wrote: "What a weirdo, good for the manager who told her to leave. That's right this is America where we have the right to speak in any language etc, etc... didn't she get the memo."
While other added: "Just because people are speaking in a language you dont understand does not give you the right to impinge on them, harass them, force them to speak english anywhere and at anytime. If it bothers you that you dont understand the language and feel uncomfortable keep your mouth closed and walk away."