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Is English a second language in Ontario too?

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Is English a second language in Ontario too?

It is one of two official languages. Isn't that funny? English is an official language of your socialist paradise neighbor but to think of having an official language in the US is automatically deemed racist by the US left.
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Is English a second language in Ontario too?

It is one of two official languages. Isn't that funny? English is an official language of your socialist paradise neighbor but to think of having an official language in the US is automatically deemed racist by the US left.


I would think having an official language would be just another example of big government telling what we can or can't do. As far as racism goes that term has officially reached the point of meaninglessness. Unless someone is actually making the statement that one race is intrinsically superior to another,I just ignore it

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I would think having an official language would be just another example of big government telling what we can or can't do. As far as racism goes that term has officially reached the point of meaninglessness. Unless someone is actually making the statement that one race is intrinsically superior to another,I just ignore it

 

If a government set an official language such that all government business is only transacted in the official language, that would shrink the government, right?  No need to have forms in 25 languages and multi-lingual employees to read those forms and ignore them.

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It is one of two official languages. Isn't that funny? English is an official language of your socialist paradise neighbor but to think of having an official language in the US is automatically deemed racist by the US left.

And was the left ever wrong? Has there ever been a meaningful push for an official language in the U.S. that didn't get much of its impetus from racism and xenophobia?
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And was the left ever wrong? Has there ever been a meaningful push for an official language in the U.S. that didn't get much of its impetus from racism and xenophobia?

So this is another example of US exceptionalism? That only in the US is an official language desire racist and xenophobic?
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So this is another example of US exceptionalism? That only in the US is an official language desire racist and xenophobic?

If you could be any kind of tree, what kind of tree would it be?

I have no idea whether it's a dynamic endemic to U.S. politics or not. I know bupkis (to use the official language of Yiddia) about other countries' official languages and how they came to be adopted. I just know anecdotally what I've observed of every AMERICANS SHOULD SPEAK AMERICAN!! movement I've seen in the U.S.
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If you could be any kind of tree, what kind of tree would it be?

I have no idea whether it's a dynamic endemic to U.S. politics or not. I know bupkis (to use the official language of Yiddia) about other countries' official languages and how they came to be adopted. I just know anecdotally what I've observed of every AMERICANS SHOULD SPEAK AMERICAN!! movement I've seen in the U.S.

Well, 'Murican I get.

I just find it incongruous that the US left so often looks longingly at Canada yet Canada has so many things about it they would never tolerate in the US.
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Well Canada has two official languages. Would most who push for English as the official language be okay with English and Spanish as the national language? Doubt it.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Well Canada has two official languages.

So they're racist and xenophobic x2!
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Let's recap, kids!

Piob: The left likes Canada! Canada has two official languages! The left doesn't want America to have one official language! Hypocrisy! OMG I am so clever hurr hurr

lawyerdad: Other countries might have official languages for different reasons. In America, the calls for making English the official language have pretty explicitly been rooted in nativism.

Piob: hurr hurr "incongruous" is a big word for me

venividividcibj: They have two fucking official languages in Canada.

Piob: hurr hurr sticks thumb up butt
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What are these "other reasons" for having an official language?
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Clearly the right to stick your thumb up your butt, hurr hurr

 

 

 

 

BTW, Eric - your post, while ridiculous, made me laugh so hard at work.

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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Let's recap, kids!

Piob: The left likes Canada! Canada has two official languages! The left doesn't want America to have one official language! Hypocrisy! OMG I am so clever hurr hurr

lawyerdad: Other countries might have official languages for different reasons. In America, the calls for making English the official language have pretty explicitly been rooted in nativism.

Piob: hurr hurr "incongruous" is a big word for me

venividividcibj: They have two fucking official languages in Canada.

Piob: hurr hurr sticks thumb up butt

The fuck do you know about English, anyway?
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This "the left"thing that seems to be so popular around here is about meaningless as "racism". It makes me reactively question the observational skills of the users

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