Saturday, May 19, 2007

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Gotta love The Onion:

Idaho Legislature Declares English Only Language They Know

May 18, 2007

BOISE, ID—The Idaho Legislature passed a unanimous resolution Monday declaring English the only language the elected assembly knows how to speak, write, or understand.

"We're putting into law a general feeling that everyone here has had for years: English is the only language we know, and English is the only language we want to know," Lt. Gov. James E. Risch said during a press conference outside the State Capitol building. "It's a good language, serves us well in matters of communication, and we can't think of any good reason to go around knowing some other language that we have no use for."

The legislature is expected to pass a separate resolution later this week officially declaring out-of-towners "suspicious."
Seriously, I swear that's what xenophobic English-only laws are really about...


fabulous girl said...

Argh! Read this story and wasn’t paying attention to the attribution, told 3-4 other people as though it were true! Must get more sleep ...

Rainster said...

Oh no! Hope it was all straightened out easily enough.

Believable, though, isn't it?