Re: US English

Subject: Re: US English
From: Alan Yelvington <alany -at- TEKIG5 -dot- PEN -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 1994 12:40:29 PST

I personally do not think that English should be the
"official" language of the United States. Language is a part
of culture, and to say that the official language is English
is to say that the official culture is european.

If you want to pass legislation passing a requirement that
the lanuguage of a warning must be in certain languages
(Spanish and English come to mind), I'm for it. Even though
I worked in northern Michigan, I always ordered bilingual
warning signs because of the number of migrant workers in the

Frankly, I think that that manuals I produce should ALL be

But back to the question: NO! English alone should never be
the official language of this country.

My two bits,

Alan Yelvington
Tech Writer II
Tektronix, Inc.
Beaverton, OR

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