Out of curiosity, does your family use words on a daily basis in another language? My family speaks English but we use words like Kabouter and hoeveel instead of the English counterpart. I wonder if we're just crazy...
oh, that's just awful. I have a relatively neutral view on cosplay but everyday is not acceptable.
The local convention is happening this weekend and when I was downtown (we live in a relatively small place so cosplay can stand out) my mom was quite excitable in the car pointing out all the people with unnaturally red hair and strange dresses. xD
My brother and I use Japanese words usually since it's the one we are most exposed to, though I have a friend who uses Philippine-no (that the right word?) words to replace English ones at times. And than of course Spanish at times too, but not a ton.
Just the basics though, for the most anyone could figure out pretty simply what it is we are talking about.
I see, my sister and I are similar with the Japanese, and she's taken Spanish for a few years so we use a few words. (The only problem is a ton of people here know Spanish so basically everyone can understand us) xD
That's cool, though around where I live, speaking Spanish is rather rare (small town) Second language courses in HS or even non-english speaking people are rare around her. I would mind hearing more languages being spoken around me. They can be rather fun to listen to even if I don't know what they are saying.
We have lots of immigrants and refuges here so I hear lots of different languages. I don't really care for it so much though, people are always talking and on the bus, it's usually about people like me since I can't understand them and they know it. (we have lots of Hispanics / Latinos, Bosnians, Indians, Koreans, etc.) It's nice to visit the import shops but it's pretty obvious if they're talking about someone who doesn't speak their language, they aren't exactly subtle about it.
Also, because of all the Spanish it's harder to get a job if we aren't bilingual. =\