Say It Once, Say It Twice
English is the official language of the state of Missouri. One official language is bad enough, but at least we don’t have two. Ottawa is finding that multiple official languages can cause hassles after a ceremony featuring speeches in official English left out any mention of official French. The mayor apologized — the news report doesn’t say in which language.
I can think of two explanations for the fact that people didn’t speak French at the ceremony: Either it’s reverse psychology, or people just speak whatever language they want without regard for state approval.