Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:57:47 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 2, 3:00 am, gazzag <gar..._at_jamms.org> wrote:
> On 1 Nov, 18:40, hpuxrac <johnbhur..._at_sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > For all practical purposes you might as well just say American ...
> The official language in the United States is English:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
> There is no "American" language.
Take another look at the link you posted. English is not the official language in the United States, though it is in some states. This has profound implications where I live, where English _is_ the official language, and 25% of the schoolchildren primarily speak one of about 65 other languages (much higher % in my immediate area). In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the majority of households are primarily non-English speaking. I think it is pretty stupid to have something against people just because English isn't their first language.
-- _at_home.com is bogus. "You also have to remember that when we go to China and tell them San Diego's the seventh-biggest city in the United States, with 1.3 million people, that's peanuts to them. They have more than 150 cities with more than 1 million people. Even a state like California, which has about 33 million people, is only the equivalent of the city of Chongqing and its environs, which we visited on a recent trade mission. So even if we go over with the governor, in a way that's only the equivalent of a big-city mayor in China. " - Bella HeuleReceived on Mon Nov 02 2009 - 11:57:47 CST