Only English?

Tonight we had a not-so- usual “family” dinner. It wasn’t so usual because we were actually talking…. hopefully this continues!

The highlight of dinner was when my host dad tried to tell me we speak different languages in America- that English is the national language but each State has their own official language. While there are definitely different dialects (and lots of Spanish thrown around), English is the official and primary language. Finally I think he agreed to disagree.
And my host mom is letting me sleep with that cat to catch Mickey Mouse. Today has been a good day!

4 Comments

  1. Mattbl November 15, 2010 at 9:59 am Permalink

    I have people all the time tell me that I don't speak English and that I speak American. They continue to tell me that English English is a cleaner language that "American English". Maybe this is the mind set that causes so many language problems here?

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  2. Mattbl November 15, 2010 at 9:59 am Permalink

    I have people all the time tell me that I don't speak English and that I speak American. They continue to tell me that English English is a cleaner language that "American English". Maybe this is the mind set that causes so many language problems here?

    Reply
  3. Mattbl November 15, 2010 at 9:59 am Permalink

    I have people all the time tell me that I don't speak English and that I speak American. They continue to tell me that English English is a cleaner language that "American English". Maybe this is the mind set that causes so many language problems here?

    Reply
  4. Mattbl November 15, 2010 at 9:59 am Permalink

    I have people all the time tell me that I don't speak English and that I speak American. They continue to tell me that English English is a cleaner language that "American English". Maybe this is the mind set that causes so many language problems here?

    Reply

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