Make the official language of the USA English?

Sara - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 126 moms have responded )

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I've been thinking about this, and I can't help but wonder, what are people trying to acheive by making English the official Language of the US? Do they think that if it becomes the official language that everyone will magically be able to speak English? That we won't have illegal immigrants? Do they really think that companies will no longer have the "press 1 for English" instructions any longer because they will not cater to all of their customer base? Do they think it will be illegal to speak any language other than English?

What do these people hope to accomplish? Seriously...what am I missing?

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Sharon - posted on 04/27/2010

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It means that we, the general public & taxpayers, will stop footing the bill for translators at hospitals & courthouses for one thing.



It means that providing a second set of classes for non english speaking children will be over too.



It means that the USA will no longer be obligated to provide forms, at taxpayer cost, for every single function, act, law, questionaire, etc.



My school currently prints 2 sets of every form. But they can't afford glue for the classrooms. When a virus hit the school computers because of some gap in the protection, the kids went without computers for half the year while the school begged for money to get the harddrives fixed/replaced.



You do know that immigrants come here with no intention of learning english because "they don't need to." right? I hear it all the time. I get yelled at for NOT speaking spanish. I do know some spanish but I don't get paid the extra $$ to be a translator so I "don't know it."



It won't be illegal to speak a second language, we just won't cater to those who don't speak english/american any more.

Sara - posted on 04/27/2010

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Well Christina, if we followed your line of reasoning for making English the official language, then wouldn't it be perfectly acceptable to make regional Native American dialects the official languages of different areas of the country? They were here first, after all.

I just think if you want to make English an official language it shouldn't be based on the premise of "we were here first". This country doesn't just belong to English speakers, it belongs to people with a variety of cultural backgrounds, that's what makes it such a great place to live. I think making an "Official" language is exclusionary and wrong, and it empowers small-minded people that think it's ok to hate someone because they're different. To me, it's almost like it will make people feel more entitled and superior to immigrants than they already do. Offiicial state business is done in English, so why bother making it a law at all.

And Jodi, I love Australian accents personally! Funny thing is, I can understand Aussies great when talking one on one, but hearinig you talk to one another is like listening to a foreign language! :)

Krista - posted on 04/27/2010

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Did I ever say that the ENTIRE US was founded by English-speaking settlers.. No, I don't believe that word ever came out of my mouth. Yes, yes.. I know.. I need to clarify things better.. Well excuse me..


Your earlier statement:

The Mexicans/Spanish are coming to America, which was founded by ENGLISH-speaking men!


Dude, seriously. You stated that America was founded by English-speaking men, and now you try to cover your ass by saying that you never used the word "entire" when referring to the U.S.? That's seriously, seriously weak.

And actually, your history textbook has failed you again, hon:

Where did our Founding Fathers come from?? ENGLAND. Yeah.. And I suppose they learned a completely new language to write the Constitution and Declaration of Independence in.. Right, right..


They didn't come from England. Not all of them, anyway. If you're talking about the main seven, most of them were born in the thirteen colonies. If you're talking about ALL of the delegates, once again, the vast majority of them were born in the thirteen colonies, with four from Ireland, two in England, two in Scotland and one from the West Indies.

So no, technically the Founding Fathers didn't come from England. I'm not trying to prove or disprove your point, but if you're going to argue a particular point, having your facts straight never hurts.

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Christina, the Native Americans founded the US. Sure, it wasn't called the United States of America, but I hope you are aware that the Native Americans were actually the first settlers.

"I suppose it's too much to assume that the writers of the books didn't write everything the same way as the next.." I am assuming you also apply that same principle to the Bible?

Sharon - posted on 04/28/2010

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All joking aside - you guys are talking about accomodating tourism in some cases.

We're talking about failed ESL attempts. HERE? All we have are kids that can't speak spanish fully nor American. They can't read or write in either language.

I come from a two language home, there is no damn reason why these kids can't speak two languages. I grew up in an environment where most kids spoke two languages OR MORE.

I still learned the primary language of my country. I don't see anyone bending over backwards to ensure that I learned Japanese as fully as I learned American? I don't see forms provided for my mother in Japanese since American is ESL for her.

When a friend of hers was hospitalised recently my mother had to hire a translator to be on call on for her to translate her needs to the doctors & nurses. She does speak american but she's getting older and kind of senile and she's forgetting. She communicates best in her native language. When my mother asked at the hospital to get a translator for her, they said "we don't do that." But they do it for every mexican that walks through the door. Oh no, don't want to piss them off. We might lose the guys who pick our watermelons. Its bullshit.

My mother didn't mind hiring the translator, but all these years no one specifies that this ESL thing is ONLY FOR MEXICANS. It does not accomodate anyone else. They also needed forms translated to Japanese to work out medical power of attorney as this womans family is all over in Japan. Nope. can't be done. Uh but see here? This pile? Its all in Mexican.

My mom speaks excellent american. Why? because she learned before moving here. Because when I was in grade school she did my homework with me. She worked TWO JOBS and copied my school work. She learned how we did math, learned amercan grammar, spelling (which was different than what she was taught overseas since there they teach ENGLISH). She bought magazines & newspapers and painstakingly picked out the words she knew and had me read/translate the rest. She matched up the words until she had them figured out.

No. I'm sorry. ESL has failed here. I just picked up my daughter from her friends house. The father speaks english. The mother doesn't. Her daughter had to translate. She's been here fore 14 years at the least, her kids go to the same school mine do and i know the adult ESL classes are offered here, but she doesn't need to learn because her wants/needs are catered to. And be sure the husband does NOTHING with the kids. He's a nice guy for company but ugh.. its just the culture out here.

I will keep pushing for an official language and I will vote for anyone looking to get rid of ESL. It sucks.

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C. - posted on 05/02/2010

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Lea, that was a pretty rude and VERY bold statement. Just b/c someone wants an official language in their country (for good reasons, I might add) does not by any means mean that they are a bigot!! Seriously?? My family is a mix of Irish, British, Scottish, Scandinavian, some Native American, I know of one black person (not sure where exactly they were from) and we have a lot of Italians that married into our family. If I had a problem with different races, other than just 'American', I would have a problem with myself and my own family! My friend and I used to joke when we were younger that we were American muts b/c there is such a mix of different ethnicities in our families, yet we are American.



It's not that we don't want other people to come to our country, it's that we want them to do everything the legal way- and there's nothing wrong with that. And having an official language would help with things, one being other countries wouldn't feel that the US owes them anything, like catering to their culture and almost putting the majority of America on the back burner to do so. And it would also help to restore some order in our country of which we've lost along the way of catering to others needs instead of our own.

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Emma, I know that I am continuing to keep things off topic, but... No, I have never met a South African tourist, but a South African woman delivered two of my babies! LOL She was awesome! And funny. We also have a South African Mastiff (Boerboel). She is awesome, too! South Africa must be pretty great. =)

Lea - posted on 04/30/2010

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Ok you seriously want to know what it is? Ok: They are bigoted people that think the USA belongs to only them and people like them and they don't like seeing immigrants around them and they want them to go away. They believe that they use up public services and take jobs away from them. Haven't you seen anyone talking about "its MY country" type language?

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Why do some people in the USA only want to have one official language? Most countries have more than one official language. The UK has English, Gallic and Welsh as it's official languages (there might be some more too, but I'm not sure). I think it's fine for a country to have official languages, but I don't see why only one language should be the exclusive official language.

Suzette - posted on 04/29/2010

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I thought the same of the movie... we expected it to be a lot funnier than it actually turned out to be and were slightly disappointed when it wasn't.

Sharon - posted on 04/29/2010

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ahhh... forgot to mention the movie... it was um interesting. Not at all what we expected it to be. But we watched the whole thing. Not nearly as funny as the trailers made it out to be and a whole lot more gruesome.

Sharon - posted on 04/29/2010

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OH I know plenty of successful hispanics. cuban, spanish, and guatemalan. I can tell you now none of them used the ESL classes. I'm curious :: sigh :: and I ask a lot of questions. Most were either born here to legal parents or sponsered by a fairly well off relative and immigrated here. Most of these people were my managers/bosses. But they did all come from hard work ethic parents. They knew their key was in an education.

I suppose the poor contingent here, blowing off their education is no different than our white trash contingent, it is just having a more divisive impact as well as an economical impact.

Suzette - posted on 04/29/2010

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Sharon,

"I would be for ESL - if it worked. But it just doesn't. Not with these lower income families. The girls all (ok the majority) aim to become housewives and the guys all think they will dress up cars for a career. I shit you not."

If that's the majority where you are, and what you've seen from the school districts (where you are), then it's definitely sad. I wasn't in the best school district in the world, definitely not the best in the city I was in, but the majority of the students there weren't like that. And the majority was definitely hispanic, some of which were in ESL classes. There were those in the classes who didn't care whether they learned English or not, there were also those who did want to learn and did wind up learning, even if it isn't perfect English. (Though from what I know - we screwed up the English language ourselves.. lol.)

I think it's different depending on where you are, what city you're in, and the people that are there. ESL can work, it does work, it all depends on the people that are there. I know of successful hispanic women, both those that were born in America and those that came here from Mexico and had to work for what they have, including becoming citizens.

Unfortunately if the parents don't instill it in their children to learn and become successful, then I don't believe it's the fault of the ESL or the school systems. I personally believe that the parents and the school systems have to work together for the children. If it were all on the school systems then my Dad and his siblings wouldn't be where they are now because of a poor school system. Since their parents pushed them and reminded them that they have to work for what they want, they worked hard.

I do agree that other children shouldn't be held back because of a child that is falling behind, regardless of the reason. The child should be put into special programs (or a summer program) to catch up to the appropriate level.

Hope you enjoyed the movie!!

Sharon - posted on 04/29/2010

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I would be for ESL - if it worked. But it just doesn't. Not with these lower income families. The girls all (ok the majority) aim to become housewives and the guys all think they will dress up cars for a career. I shit you not.

My highschool had a lot of transfers from a poorer school and I was just shocked at their attitudes. They had ZERO interest in school. They had ZERO interest in learning either language fully because no one spoke it fully. only the grandparents who had long since given up hope.

HERE, ESL has modified to classes held in Spanish only. Because the students don't give a crap. The last thing I heard from the local ESL teacher was that she has had to drift into a spanglish mode to teach, because the kids don't have enough of a vocabulary in either language to learn math or history or anything else. Never mind biology.

The little girl my daughter went to visit yesterday has an accent so thick you can barely understand her. She is precious & sweet and I think her mom is illegal. She hides all the time, its weird. My daughter doesn't understand why the little girl has such a hard time in class. The teacher has to hold everyone up and slow things down for students like her.

My daughter is bored. I don't want that child singled out, especially as she is far beyond most children in her situation. But holding back all the students to accomodate the handful that are having issues? Drives me nuts.

I'm off to watch Inglorius Basterds with my son... lol stupid politics...

Emma - posted on 04/29/2010

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I have strange conversation some time as i understand but can not speak afrikaans, so some one talks to me and i answer in English and we go on like that its very strange if you are listening in though lol

Dana - posted on 04/29/2010

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This reminds me of my Grandfather. When he was a teenager he and my Great-Grandmother were out shopping and he said something to her in polish. She stopped turned to him and smacked him across the mouth. Harsh, I know, but he knew that he was not allowed to do that. My Great-Grandparents thought that if you moved to the United States you should have respect for it, for the people living in it, and you spoke English. They were allowed to speak polish in the house but not in public. Times really have changed from then until now.

Krista - posted on 04/29/2010

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I hear you about the spitting...

The last time I saw someone do that, I looked at him and coldly said, "I believe you dropped something."

Johnny - posted on 04/28/2010

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Having an official language won't protect anyone from people too lazy to learn that official language. And honestly, sometimes I suspect people just aren't quite bright enough to learn a new language as adults.

Like mentioned previously, Canada does have 2 official languages, yet I have met quite a few long time residents who could not hold a conversation in English. And they didn't even speak languages that were commonly spoken here in services or community organizations.

My best friend in high school was born here, but her parents were from Yugoslavia/Serbia, and even with us speaking English in the house constantly, her throwing English words into all her conversations, and them having lived here for 20 years, they did not speak enough to hold a proper conversation. Sure, they could deal with a cashier or a bank teller, but at dinner time, they just sat quietly while the rest of us talked. And before her dad came here, he'd spent 5 years living in Australia!!! My dad asked him in for a beer once and they just sat there grinning at each other.

It does annoy me when people EXPECT to have services (other than medical and judicial) provided to them in languages aside from French and English. It is nice if it is available, many of our major stores, banks, and community services at least offer Chinese & Punjabi, if not Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Swahili, Russian, and Spanish. But to EXPECT it is quite another matter.

And nothing pisses me off more when I answer the phone with "hello" to have the person on the other end start yelling at me in another language. Argh! I've had it happen in person once or twice too, and it is just despicably rude. But otherwise, I'm happy for people to speak what ever language they are comfortable with, as long as they will stop spitting on the street. When you move to western countries, some things have GOT to stop.

ESL does work well here though. People who bother to take it (which would definitely be the majority) seem to learn very well. Although ours does not cater to any one language group.

Suzette - posted on 04/28/2010

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Sharon, I think your mother is an amazing woman. She reminds me of my grandparents who came from Mexico (legally) a LONG time ago when they were in their teens. They both learned English, became citizens, and my grandfather joined the military. They taught all of their children English (themselves) and refused to speak anything else unless it was in their home. They are all bilingual, but my grandparents (now grandmother since my grandfather passed) as they reached their 80's (he had just turned 82 and she's now almost 83) started speaking Spanglish more than English or Spanish. It's becoming harder to retain for her. So we have to decipher what she's saying.

I don't believe ESL needs to be done away with, but I will agree that they need to broaden it for MORE than just Spanish. I don't think it's right to exclude those that are here who speak other languages. There are plenty of people who come here who speak other languages who need assistance as well. And all this crap about having no translators for anyone who isn't Mexican, it's not right either. They need to make them available for everyone or no one.

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In some suburbs of Melbourne you can find signs on shops etc in a range of languages, depending on where you are - Vietnamese, Arabic, Turkish. Probably the same all over Australia - on the Gold Coast many signs are in Japanese. I love it - adds to the atmosphere!

Dana - posted on 04/28/2010

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The History of America is going to be on the History channel tonight! ;)

Charlie - posted on 04/28/2010

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What image do we have of Canadians ? ive found Canadians to generally be a lot like us Aussies laid back , happy people which is probably why so many of my friends have moved over there .

Charlie - posted on 04/28/2010

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Haha i bet he did !! there are so many forms of English its ridiculous , I once had a french friend come to Australia and she stood there listening to all of us Aussies have a chat and then said in a huff " i spend two years learning English and no one in this country speaks it !! "
I just laughed and said " because we speak Aussie mate ! " she quickly learned the lingo :D

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The Australian teacher that came to teach at a local highschool got all up in arms because a student was wearing a Roots t-shirt... he thought it was crude and inappropriate until he was told it was a brand name here and not meant as the word is meant in Aus. He was slightly embarrassed by the whole ordeal lol

Charlie - posted on 04/28/2010

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Louise - as an Aussie i once asked my Canadian teacher for a rubber , he went ballistic , i found out later it meant condom and not eraser as it is in Australia , we used to all have a giggle at his "Root Canada " jumper too as here Root means "to have sex with" :D

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Slightly off topic -- If you'd like a very graphic version of the history of the USA from outside of a textbook perspective... I recommend that you read "The People's History Of The United States Of America". It's the first full book I ever read about the history of USA... (I read that about 10 years ago) and it seems mostly credible from cross referencing information with other books I read afterwards because of it...

Suzette - posted on 04/28/2010

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I don't think an official national language is going to do any good except to divide everyone even more. However, on the same hand, I don't think that schools (like some in the border states) should be implementing classes that are teaching English Speaking students Spanish unless those students want to learn that language. It should not be mandatory, it should be an elective, as it was when I was a student. On the same hand, I do believe that English as a Second Language in states where English is the State Constitutional Language should be mandatory. Double standard there? I suppose so, but I don't think it should be any different if we were in their Countries.

In fact, when my husband was in Germany he learned German so he could get by, if he didn't he learned quickly that he got swindled. Same for when he was in Korea. And it's the same when they're in Afghanistan and Iraq too. Unless you're in a tourist area where they want to sell you stuff (and even then at times) they're highly unlikely to know English and you'd better know their language. And it won't hurt the students who are here to learn English, it will only further their education. I know many people (like my Dad and his family) who are better off for knowing English, as well as learning their Spanish at home. And my family is a firm believer in the system of ESL and not implementing the classes where students should have to learn Spanish if they don't want to.

Suzette - posted on 04/28/2010

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Christina,
"I can assure you that in OUR textbooks in MY school, it said the USA was founded by English-speaking settlers."

In my textbooks it also said that the Native Americans were here first, which means that technically they founded America, they just didn't put any flags up. However, if you go outside of the school system and do research in history books, there are quite a few things that school history books seemed to have *ahem* BS'd their way through. (or just not given the full account of... ) =)

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I don't think pickin an official national language is going to do all that much to impose the kind of structure or order that anyone is talking about needing...

C. - posted on 04/28/2010

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Jodi, it's a little thing called sarcasm due to lack of sleep. May not be funny to you, but it certainly made me giggle when I wrote it!



Emma, yes America is a melting pot.. But even in a country as diverse as the US, we NEED some kind of structure, some kind of order, in the midst of all this chaos- for lack of a better word. We will still be a very diverse nation, but having one language that we can ALL understand will help us all in the long run. We won't have to worry about whether the job we landed some-thousand miles away across the country will be in a city that speaks predominantly Spanish when we don't speak that language ourselves..

Emma - posted on 04/28/2010

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When living in Scotland i saw a group of Japanese tourists take a roll of film each on a chip packet blowing down the road i could not get over it lol

Emma - posted on 04/28/2010

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I don't know what bad habits us South African have we must have some lol
Anyone come across a SA tourist ?

Emma - posted on 04/28/2010

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lol its really easy to play spot the tourist
Americans always have Fanny packs and the socks with sandals
The Brits Always have those money belts that go under your cloths, and ask for chips with everything lol
And the Japanese are never spotted with out a camera,

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What are you saying Emma? Fanny packs, tube socks and sandals aren't standard in SA? It's funny, I really don't see people in an average day dressed like that, but put them in Cabo or anywhere in Europe, and all of a sudden its the only clothes people own..... strange.

Emma - posted on 04/28/2010

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Sorry guys Americans make the worst tourists lol closely followed by the English lol
You are great when in your own country's but something goes mad when you travel lol

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On a side note, when I traveled to Europe after graduation, one of my classmates mom met us in Italy for a few days. She thought she was speaking Italian if she just added a vowel to the end of the word. "Excuse meo!" We all just about died. No wonder we have the stigma of "ugly American"......

Emma - posted on 04/28/2010

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In SA Only 24% of the population speaks English but they have included us as well as the other 10 most used spoken language's spoken hear.
And we are adding signs in the languages of the teams that are coming for the world cup so both them and there supporters have an easier time of it while in our country. We also have trained hundreds of guides in those languages to help people while they are hear.
Every country ive been to bends over backwards to cater for the English speaking traveller's as they know they wont bother to try and communicate in the country's language And NO Saying the words louder dose not count....

Sharon - posted on 04/28/2010

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Yes for citizens - most foreign countries WILL NOT accomodate your language.

But as a tourist they really will go all out to accomodate you. I do think the shopkeepers are more inclined to be nicer to you if you're attempting to learn their language. Especially if you're a rude american.

How come we never meet traveling french people? I meet all kinds of foreigners here.. never french....

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hmmmm..... good points were made by a few. I personally think english should be a national language. While the US is a "melting pot", there has to be some sense of uniformity. Business cannot be conducted if one person is speaking french and another is speaking swahili. As many have pointed out, if you travel to other countries, they don't cater to foreign languages. (funny how all the english speaking countries seem to be the ones that bend over backwards to accommodate isn't it?) I really don't think it is asking too much for people to learn english when they come here, especially if they are going to live here. And if you are foreign and get arrested, isn't that one reason for embassies? Laura made some great points on the US catering to spanish speakers and not to others. While it could be argued that we share a border with a spanish speaking country, why should we hold them to less accountability than people from any other country? Last time I checked, spanish wasn't our official language either....

Sharon - posted on 04/28/2010

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LMAO years ago on another debate board I was the LONE voice arguing to change the USA's language from "english" to "american". When I first moved overseas my friends from the British embassy would just look at me if I used a word incorrectly, lmao, they refused to respond. I retaliated by learning as much cockney slang as possible and throwing it back at them as "english". Yeah I was bitch even back then. I also enjoyed twisting my german friends words into non german usage, like um... shithead = schiss kopf (forgive my spelling its been uh.. a while.) it drove my best friend NUTS. (she was german). Geeze those were the days....

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Oh good, I was right, you weren't serious....phew. I don't know you that well, but I read it as tongue in cheek.

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Thank you sharon I am glad some of you still have a sence of humour. And yes I have spelt humour right! lol

Sharon - posted on 04/28/2010

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Hey Louise! I grew up overseas and coming back to America was an EYE OPENER!! No one spelled anything right, said the words properly! LOL

I have fought for years to get AMERICANS to call this language AMERICAN versus English. My teachers all agreed with me, but they won't recognise that they have bastardized the english language. Not to mention how the languages have grown apart since the pilgrims first landed! LMAO.

Emma - posted on 04/28/2010

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I personally think that you have no need to make English your official language as it dose somewhat go against the original principals your country was founded on.
Part of what has made the US somewhere people want to live is your Freedoms and diversity you where the original melting pot accepting and embracing all that made up your nation,
But all of those things are being Erode away, by people wanting everyone to be just like them or they are not welcome.
Just my humble opinion.

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" Do they really think that companies will no longer have the "press 1 for English" instructions any longer because they will not cater to all of their customer base? "

I worked in customer service when I was preggo, MAN did I hate the people who would get through and rant about how they shouldn't have to push a button for english in america lol. Usually the same people who would tell me they wanted to speak to a MAN because a woman couldn't possibly help them with the mechanics of a gas grill and I'd have to avoid the urge to say *sorry sir, but I, the female, am not the one who doesn't understand the instruction manual or how to use a match to start a fire and check where the problem is....*

oh the memories. sorry i got off topic :)

Jodi - posted on 04/28/2010

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Christina, loosen up. Louise was taking the piss out of you. It was not a blatantly serious post (I don't think anyway).

C. - posted on 04/28/2010

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The Americanized version of the English language.. Pretty sure that was cleared up earlier on in the thread. Yeah, so we changed a few words around to make the language more our own.. Big deal.



The point of making English the official language IMO isn't just so we won't be wasting paper and printing out several copies of one thing, just in different languages (although that is a good reason to), it's so we A) don't accommodate illegal immigrants (legal immigrants have to learn some English I think) and B) so there is a standard language that almost everyone speaks. How terrible would it be for someone traveling through the US and they know some English words, but everyone around them is speaking Spanish! There needs to be an official standard language to keep some kind of order here in the US!!!!! There's nothing wrong with that.



Now, I am going to go back to sleep with my son who has been sick for the last 24 hours (vomiting, slight fever). Goodnight/day.

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Being English myself I find you Americans hard to understand! Here if you said I have a stain on my pants we would all fall about laughing as pants here are underwear and what you call pants we call trousers! If you asked for chips here you would get a bag of hot fried potatoes with salt and vinegar! So what form of English were you going to try and speak? I love the fact that we are all different it makes for a more interesting life!

Charlie - posted on 04/28/2010

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mmmmm vegimite on toast with lashings of butter !!

your sure can spot the Aussies in here .

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LMAO @ Carol. I happen to like Vegemite. I was so pleased to be able to find it when I was travelling in Canada. I could still have my Vegemite toast for brekky.



@ Jenny, well that would explain why they had to change the pronunciation :P

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