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Old 07-11-2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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I vote YES for English as the primary language.

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Old 07-12-2008, 12:29 AM   #12
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I thought it was!? If "We" decide to use a language OTHER than english for our national language, let's make it fun and pick one NOBODY knows, like Navajo or Zulu. That way we all have to learn a new language, not just the english speaking people.
If John Conyers gets his way, the national language just might be an African dialect, like Zulu or Swahili..
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American English, please. If I'm not mistaken, a law was passed back in the day (not sure when) stating that schoolhouses had to speak english only, not german (many towns were of largely-German stock and so they were speaking German).

Wasn't it the Pilgrims that decided to move because the kids were speaking Dutch? I've seen (through pizza-delivery to ghettos and also running a checkout at WalMart) that the children of ESL (English as a Secondary Language) naturally pick up the language.

I really don't see the US going bi-lingual as Canadia to the north is. It'll swing that way for a while, looking to do such as the rising spanish-speaking demographics are sought after commercially, but it'll go back to English-only as the bilingual population increases, as those speaking multiple languages will help teach English to those willing to learn. It'll be easier and cheaper to run English-Only and there'll be less need for multiple-language labeling. That's my guess, anyway.

IMO, if you are going to emmigrate/immigrate, learn the friggin language. I'll not move to Italy without learning Italian (and french and german and.... *insert European dialect here) or Japan without learning Japanese.

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Why should I have to press 1 for English?


Seriously, yes American English for the win!

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Since we don't really speak the real English as in England we should make American English the language to be spoken Yes, my vote is for English.
Why should it be anything else. If you don't like it here you are free to leave with my blessings.

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Since we don't really speak the real English as in England we should make American English the language to be spoken Yes, my vote is for English.
Why should it be anything else. If you don't like it here you are free to leave with my blessings.
Hell, I'll even chip in to get you someone from Labor Ready to help you pack.

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Absolutely positively 100% english should be our language !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would like to think most born and bread Americans want English as the primary. The problem is the government does not. The people have spoken, it is that just nobody is listening.

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My great, great, great grandparents were from Germany; farmers in the mid-west. They demanded their kids learn english and teach them to speak it as they wanted to be Americans. Not German Americans; Americans. I still selebrate my heritage but I am more proud of that decision made by my family 100 years ago to become American. It's English, learn it or leave!!

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