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Swahili no longer guaranteed

The Boston Language Institute, which for decades guaranteed Boston subway riders they could learn Swahili, shut down today, not because every Bostonian who has ever wanted to learn Swahili has done so, but because its bank seized its account.

The school, located in the Kenmore Square block a developer plans to remake, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last June, lost its lawyer, then had its bankruptcy case tossed earlier this week for failure to hire a new attorney to compile a formal reorganization plan, after which Century Bank seized its bank account. In a tweet, the school says it hopes to work with the bank to get enough money back to re-open at some point.

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Damn, ambayo ilikuwa kwenye orodha yangu ya ndoo.

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Damn, that was on my bucket list.

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Wait.... I like Trump.

2020 bay-bay

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Please stay on the cape. Also, forget to vote.

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I want to learn Swahili
That would be a big he-he
I go to class
To sit on my ass
But my plan is not to be-be

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I guess I have to cancel my trip to Swahili.

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Your trip to Swahili, anon? Is that supposed to be a joke or something? Swahili is one of the major languages of the world, spoken by somewhere from 50 to 100 million people, mostly in East Africa.

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I believe the joke was of the self deprecating style, akin to one saying they were learning Latin before visiting Latin America.

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I guess they and the bank weren't speaking the same language.

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Not just Swahili, but all languages cannot be learned at that location at this time. Not even English.

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Like how many people around here...really...will ever go to England?

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I have no idea...

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This is unfortunate. I took a couple Japanese classes with them a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Was hoping to return to it if I ever get off this late shift I'm working now-a-days. Hopefully they'll be able to reorganize and reopen.

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Shouldn't the tweet be in more than 2 languages?

Wishing them all the best but if the worst happens and they have to liquidate assets I bet they'd find buyers for those ad posters. It's my all time favorite subway ad.

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Every class I took there was a joy and the people were so nice, sad to see them shutdown.

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I think I can kiss my tuition money goodbye...

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Hi fellows. BLS does not exist anymore for wherever reason. I was impacted by this situation. But there is a question on the air. Where is my money and the rest of the money they took from other students? .

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It looks like Century Bank has your money.

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Google: How many languages are spoken today?
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Answer: There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers. The most popular language in the world is Mandarin Chinese.
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Don't know where Swahili ranks.
But ... in the top 50 ... top 20?
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It was an ill-advised (OK, stupid) statement.

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