Home » Assholes • Humor • Texas » Note to Linguistic Fascists Note to Linguistic Fascists May 05.2008. 4 Comments Karen If you’re going to demand that people speak English, you should make it a priority to learn how to spell English. via: Immigration Chronicles: Perhaps spell check is in order … Tweet Pin It Related Posts Screaming to commence in 3…2…1… The religious right and other assorted religious bigots love to scream about how they’re being persecuted here in America. 25.09.2008.by Karen Take a Chance on Me Since I cannot figure out how the hell to repost this on my facebook profile, I’m doing it here 01.02.2009.by Karen Women cannot be in positions of authority over boys A religious academy in Kansas recently expelled a female referee from a boys basketball game after claiming it was 14.02.2008.by Karen Comments gus: May 5, 2008 Hi. I found you while Stumbleing Upon. I have subscribed to your RSS on My Yahoo, so you will be hearing from me. For the record I am an over 50 radical who loves to get angry. Ben Abbott: May 5, 2008 That’s a great pic. If the “offical” wasn’t underlined, I might have missed it Alonzo Fyfe: May 5, 2008 Well, it appears that I must be a linguistic fascist, then. I have argued in favor of investing in the promotion of a national language on the same grounds on the grounds of developing a common infrastructure. We set standards in a number of areas as a way of making things run more smoothly and at reduced costs. We have standards regarding everything from the threads in a screw to the labeling of products. A national language would simply help the economy run more efficiently as it eliminates the costs of translation, missed communication, or non-communication simply because the audience does not speak the language. In defending the national language as an infrastructure improvement I have argued that the government should invest in this standard, and not simply demand that citizens learn a common language. The benefits of a common language will accrue across the whole economy, so it is only fair that people throughout the economy pay for the development of this infrastructure. I have a more complete development of this argument in A National Language. Honjii: May 13, 2008 If people are going to demand that English be the official language, shouldn’t the first priority be teaching it to our president?