official english legislation

Sat Jun 2 03:00:25 UTC 2001

pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU,Net writes:
>Would the
>mere presence of the words "official language" automatically create
>mischief, even if none was specified in the law?

Yes, I believe this to be the likely outcome of a general statement
with not specified applications.  At the very least it would be the
can-opener piercing the smelly can of rotten worms.  I certainly would
like to be a fly on the wall of the conference room in which a
committee of legislators tries to define what is and is not English.

David Barnhart

barnhart at

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