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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Lingua Franca 

Wish we'd said that. From a letter by Gar Smith of Berkeley, CA, to the editor of the S.F. Chronicle:
Editor -- Hearing the news that the Senate has voted 63-34 to make English our official language, I can only reply, "Bravo!" This is no time to be blasé. Speaking English needs to become a cause celebre. English should become de rigueur in every U.S. school. The Senate deserves our kudos for going mano-a-mano with this bete noire. The best way to address the angst of non-assimilation is to deliver a legislative coup de grace that renders every foreign language absolutely verboten.

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