Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 21:05:59 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" 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 accuracy. Dennis Preston