Tuesday, May 02, 2006

English Only?

Some people have said that we should only teach and speak English in the USA, saying "We are Americans and our language is English." But this kind of nativist, ignorant thinking is wrong.

Englishmen speak English.

Americans speak many languages.

If the nativists want to speak English, let them move to England, where they can hear it all they want.

1 comment:

TheaLogie said...

If the nativists want to speak English, let them move to England, where they can hear it all they want.

Yeah, and where so many Europeans will actually make the effort to speak English, too.
The tricky thing has been trying to persuade Britons to speak something that isn't English...

...(must find a good Spanish conversation class.)