English First - Nashville

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 11 19:58:22 UTC 2009

Not to mention that English is the (foreign) language of choice
world-wide. Isn't China reputed to be the largest English-speaking
country after our own?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM, David Metevia <djmetevia at chartermi.net> wrote:
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> From today's NYT:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/us/11english.html
> Councilman Eric Crafton hopes to make Nashville the largest city in the
> United States to prohibit the government from using languages other than
> English.
> I don't understand the concern as we will continue to be an English
> language country as long as the majority of the population is
> monolingual.
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