Senate vote on English

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 19 06:52:26 UTC 2006

On 5/19/06, Barbara Need <nee1 at> wrote:
> I just heard on MSNBC that the Senate voted yesterday on a bill
> making English the common language (not the "national" language). I
> just caught the announcement and am not certain of the exact wording
> of the bill--the "discussion" is going off onto a rant.

One bill said "national", another said "common and unifying" -- both
passed. Details here:

--Ben Zimmer

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