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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Thad » Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:49 pm

..."switching to"? Wouldn't that require the US to have an official language in the first place?

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Mongrel » Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:14 pm

Well, de facto, de jure, sure.

Now I'm wondering... has the US ever actually codified English as the language of the federal government? I know there's various state laws, but I'm not sure federally.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Upthorn » Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:54 pm

Nope. The US does not have any federally recognized official language.

And (all else being as it is) this is actually a good thing, because it means the federal government is required to provide services to people who do not speak English.

If the federal government adopted English as an official language, I'm sure (at least) hundreds of thousands of first-generation immigrants would lose access to welfare, disability, and legal services.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby nosimpleway » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:16 pm

Hell, other nations have federal bureaus to manage how Their Language is spoken and written.

Could you imagine

"We're codifying English as the official language of the United States" and thousands of racist fuckheads rejoice
"so here is how you speak it properly" and the same fuckheads cry about their freedom to talk however they want

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Yoji » Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:07 am

So many stupid signs demanding English as the official language, but this one always pops up first.

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Mongrel » Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:12 am

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Upthorn » Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:23 am

Not exactly a tweet, but it's twitter-related enough:
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Thad » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:55 am



Huh-huh.

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Upthorn » Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:33 pm

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