Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 21:05:59 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: English-only

It is interesting to note how a political issue brings out an extreme

overload of misinformation. (I thought we made enough mistakes when we were

just talking about distributions, etymologies, etc....)

I am really very interested in hearing opinions about the offical language

question, but I am really not interested in the slightest in hearing people

justify whatever their position might be with glaring inaccuracies of fact.

Those who write the list should have some sense that most of us are

professional linguists, and we will be little impressed by arguments which

include such glaring inaccuracies as, for example, the claim that Norwegian

is the official language of Norway. Let us at least fulminate with facts or

join political discussion list where there is apparently less regard for


Dennis Preston