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Old 07-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Stephen Powell
 
Default monolingual Americans (was switching to console and zapping)

On Sat, 03 Jul 2010 12:02:01 -0400 (EDT), Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 07/03/2010 10:34 AM, Stephen Powell wrote:
>>
>> Q: What do you call a man who speaks only one language?
>> A: An American. :-)
>>
>
> We speak the primary language of the [US] from Nome AK to Miami FL (7200
> km) and San Diego CA to St. John's NL (5550 km).
>
> Thus, there is little pressure for "us" to learn any language other
> than English.

You forgot Hawaii!

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Old 07-03-2010, 05:05 PM
Ron Johnson
 
Default monolingual Americans (was switching to console and zapping)

On 07/03/2010 11:49 AM, Stephen Powell wrote:

On Sat, 03 Jul 2010 12:02:01 -0400 (EDT), Ron Johnson wrote:

On 07/03/2010 10:34 AM, Stephen Powell wrote:


Q: What do you call a man who speaks only one language?
A: An American. :-)



We speak the primary language of the [US] from Nome AK to Miami FL (7200
km) and San Diego CA to St. John's NL (5550 km).

Thus, there is little pressure for "us" to learn any language other
than English.


You forgot Hawaii!



That's true. But then, I also didn't mention the Virgin Islands or,
further away, Trinidad and Tobago. IOW, you've got to set practical
limits somewhere.


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