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Subject:Official languages From:Mark Levinson <mark -at- CRABAPPLE -dot- BITNET> Date:Mon, 24 Jan 1994 09:36:19 IST
As a matter of fact, a few times the state sent me
official forms that I couldn't read because they were in Spanish.
** Till I saw the above remark, I thought the following point was too
trivial to mention, but... one reason for having an official language is to
guarantee the citizenry that a malevolent or malfunctioning government
won't obscure its workings behind a screen of incomprehensibility.
Of course, some would say the US government is perfectly capable of
doing that in English...
Mark L. Levinson, SEE Technologies, Box 544, Herzlia, Israel
mark -at- dcl-see -dot- co -dot- il | voice +972-9-584684, ext. 230 | fax +972-9-543917