English First - Nashville

Doug Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Sun Jan 11 20:54:12 UTC 2009

I think I heard (on TV) the other day that there are more English speakers
in China than in the US.

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----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Received: 1/11/2009 2:58:22 PM
Subject: Re: English First - Nashville

>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>
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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.
>> DJM
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