OFF TOPIC Spanish in the USA [was Re: Explanation of this Python language feature?]

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.org.uk
Mon Mar 31 22:47:15 CEST 2014


On Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:23:46 +0100, Mark H Harris <harrismh777 at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> The main point of the link is the status on English as an official  
> language.  28 out of 50 states have legislated English as the official  
> language; meaning, that you either speak and write English, or you're  
> going to have a really tough time participating in culture, business,  
> government, and recreation.

That few?  I'm surprised.  Presumably the other states don't have any  
contention for the status of "official language"?

I'm also surprised that you aren't surprised that over half the states  
feel the need to specify an official language.  One might wonder why...

-- 
Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses



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