Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Question For English Only Proponents

Now that a Georgia county, yes county, has made English its official language and a state legislator has proposed law to require all state documents printed only in English, I am reminded of an exchange I had years ago with a co-worker.

Co-worker: Why can't these people just learn the damned language.

griftdrift: So I take it that in the year 2080 when Hispanics become the majority you will be okay with Spanish being the official language and you being forced to learn it?

Co-worker: *silence*


Anonymous said...

I think in 2080, that coworker would have more pressing things to worry about than language discrimination.

griftdrift said...

We will all be bionic by then.