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08/01/2007 05:59:43 PM · #1
...do you know the official language of the United States?

note:Just for fun to see who knows.
08/01/2007 06:00:29 PM · #2
Probably Spanish.
:S
08/01/2007 06:00:34 PM · #3
I don't believe the US has an official language.
08/01/2007 06:05:14 PM · #4
In the last couple years they were trying to establish English as the official language, but I don't remember if they succeeded. Before that, there wasn't one.
08/01/2007 06:06:31 PM · #5
But Hawaii has Hawaiian as an official language in the state.
08/01/2007 06:07:06 PM · #6
Esperanto. I speak it like a native.

(old joke)
08/01/2007 06:07:11 PM · #7
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

I don't believe the US has an official language.

You are correct. The United States does not have an Official Language. On May 18, 2006, the Senate voted on an amendment to an immigration reform bill that would declare English the national language of the United States. The immigration reform bill itself, S. 2611, was passed in the Senate on May 25, 2006, and now has to go back to the House of Representatives in conference to make sure amendments are agreed upon.

You can read more about the US language and individual states here.
08/01/2007 06:08:55 PM · #8
Originally posted by BeeCee:

But Hawaii has Hawaiian as an official language in the state.

Hawaii has English and Hawaiian as they're office language.
08/01/2007 06:53:29 PM · #9
You can't have English. We haven't finished with it yet. Make your own.
08/01/2007 06:54:55 PM · #10
americaneese
08/01/2007 06:58:58 PM · #11
Until they pronounce "Aluminium" correctly they aint speaking english..

FYI it's not "A-looo-minum" it's "Al-you-min-ium"
08/01/2007 07:00:43 PM · #12
Originally posted by thelobster:

You can't have English. We haven't finished with it yet. Make your own.


We have it is called spanglish...
08/01/2007 07:04:12 PM · #13
Actually, you are mistaken about pronounciation of Al. There are actually two separate spellings. The British spell it Aluminium. The US spells it Aluminum. But the US spelling is generally thought to be a result of an change in spelling related to the marketing of products made with aluminium/aluminum.

Cheers!
P

Originally posted by Simms:

Until they pronounce "Aluminium" correctly they aint speaking english..

FYI it's not "A-looo-minum" it's "Al-you-min-ium"


Message edited by author 2007-08-01 19:09:04.
08/01/2007 08:10:12 PM · #14
Originally posted by bassbone:

But the US spelling is generally thought to be a result of an change in spelling related to the marketing of products made with aluminium/aluminum.


Or you could say we just adopted the original spelling and pronunciation.
08/01/2007 08:13:41 PM · #15
Originally posted by thelobster:

You can't have English. We haven't finished with it yet. Make your own.

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You mean we americans haven't finished screwing it up yet?
08/01/2007 08:23:10 PM · #16
I know it's not German. That lost by one vote way back when.

I did look it up, but I'll leave it open for other guessers.
08/01/2007 08:24:07 PM · #17
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

I don't believe the US has an official language.


I believe you are correct.
08/01/2007 08:28:16 PM · #18
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

I don't believe the US has an official language.


I believe you are correct.


Already answered! Funny thing is ive seen that somewhere in the past couple of days. I spend too much damn time on wikipedia!
08/01/2007 08:30:44 PM · #19
The official language of the United States is MONEY.
08/01/2007 08:43:11 PM · #20
Beer farts?
08/01/2007 08:45:08 PM · #21
Originally posted by NathanW:

The official language of the United States is MONEY.

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I knew that shot would come in handy someday. *grin*
08/01/2007 09:09:37 PM · #22
Pig-Latin? Angday, I'mway osay artsmay!
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