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    Should English be the official language of the United States?

    Children are taught in English. Tv and movies programs are mainly shown in English. English is a major language in the United States. So would it be a problem if English was made the official language of the United States? You could still speak and learn other languages and you could still watch Soccer on ESPN Espanol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
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    Does the US not have an official language or something? (ignoance here)



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    Does the US not have an official language or something? (ignoance here)
    No, but at some point politicians were talking about it.

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    I'd say English and Spanish. At least, English since it's more widespread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Yes.
    However, I feel it has been kind of like unofficially. That being said, Americans should learn a second language.
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    wait. you mean the US has been butchering the English language for years and has not had the decency adopt it as their official language? COLOUR me pissed
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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManDancing View Post
    However, I feel it has been kind of like unofficially. That being said, Americans should learn a second language.
    You sir, are absolutely correct. I am definitely going and trying to learn Japanese and Korean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManDancing View Post
    However, I feel it has been kind of like unofficially. That being said, Americans should learn a second language.
    They do, atleast here. You are required to take a foreign language class (in high school and some middle) and for example the job I'm getting requires a year of Spanish

    Quote Originally Posted by Epyon_1 View Post
    You sir, are absolutely correct. I am definitely going and trying to learn Japanese and Korean.
    I'm looking to learn Japanese myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingSpree0 View Post
    They do, atleast here. You are required to take a foreign language class (in high school and some middle) and for example the job I'm getting requires a year of Spanish


    I'm looking to learn Japanese myself
    lol, I had to learn Spanish in HS, but like. . . how many students actually remember?

    Anyway, Japanese is great to learn. I took it in college.
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    Yep. It's surprising that they don't have an official language.

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    I think English should be the official language in England, slim chance of that though.

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    Didn't know it wasn't. I guess the different between official and de facto is barely worth noting nowadays

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    The United States of America already has an official language called English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epyon_1 View Post
    You sir, are absolutely correct. I am definitely going and trying to learn Japanese and Korean.
    Then thats your business. I can speak German but don't have to, I chose to learn it.

    Why should an American, who has no intention of leaving the country, be forced to learn a language that isn't the official language. Which is english.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    Then thats your business. I can speak German but don't have to, I chose to learn it.

    Why should an American, who has no intention of leaving the country, be forced to learn a language that isn't the official language. Which is english.
    Wouldn't Spanish would make more sense if someone aint gonna leave the country?
    Or do it the British way Just point and shout louder, then if the foreigners still don't understand smash the place up.

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    Should English be the official language of the United States?

    I too thought English was the official language in the US.

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    I have basic level French and Spanish skills, I don't plan to use them if I don't have to.
    You'll def need French in Paris. They refuse categorically to speak English.

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