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When in       Rome     Mundane Excogitations Do you think Germans struggle with what language to speak, or which language to teach, or which language to post  on their street signs just because they do not have an ‘official’ language?  The same could be asked about Australia,  Mexico, the Netherlands, Somalia, Sweden and of course, the United States. Here, in the United States, it is an issue though and every few years some group or two raises the masses in an effort  to have an official language assigned to our country.  I don’t know that it would change much of anything, the road  signs are already in English, the major news outlets as well and at our public schools it is the primary language in  which lessons are taught.  The proposal for an official language is primarily exclusionary in design no matter how  legislators want to paint it as a financial issue.  If you listen to the supporters, translating documents and speeches  and providing translators for official matters is a costly drain on our economy and could save states tens of thousands  a year. I propose, that if we as a nation wish to make English the official language that we first need to learn to speak it, to  write it – properly.  It astounds me when I read notes from teachers sent home with my children, people employed to  teach my children proper grammar who cannot use it, much less spell it!  To quote Professor Higgins,  “Look at her, a  prisoner of the gutter, condemned by every syllable she ever uttered.  By law she should be taken out and hung, for 
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