Over time, I have let y'all into my little community where I live. For those who are new, it's a small city (about 30,000 people) that is the suburb of a southwest OH metropolis. It's a fairly culturally diverse area due mainly to the large international corporation in this neck of the woods. It's a city of means (and I don't mean "meanies," I mean "means" as in resources and income). It's also a city that still has some of its way back roots of farming and small town living, which is nice.
There are also some scary people who are here. People you don't want to meet in a dark alley. I won't go into all of the details, but they are here - living and/or working.
We have a little pub in town. I have never been there, but I drive by it several times a week and have seen it on the news due to some bad behavior of those who frequent the place. Quite frankly, I couldn't go there because I would most likely get my ass kicked. And I'm not looking for an ass kickin' anytime soon. They have a sign in the window that says "Speak English only." Their other sign usually has some other equally inflammatory political comment on it. In 2005, the Civil Rights Commission ruled against the pub for their sign that used to say "For service, speak English." I guess since the "new" sign doesn't flat out say they won't serve non-English speaking customers, they can get away with it.
It appears some of the businesses around the pub aren't appreciating the "Speak English only" sign too much, because I have noticed other signs. The dry cleaner, across the street, has a sign that says "We speak clean," and the art dealer, also across the street, has a sign that says, "Art spoken here."
I love that the surrounding business are "using their words" to make their point.