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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-19-06 05:52 PM
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37. Hmm...what about Dutch? Remember, NYC was originally New Amsterdam.
(Man, I gotta finish reading "The Island at the Center of the World"!)
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  -If you wonder why English is not our official language, check here supernova  May-19-06 02:53 PM   #0 
  - The Penn Founding fathers lost the vote for German! :-)  papau   May-19-06 02:55 PM   #1 
  - Actually that's not true. It's an urban legend  Bucky   May-19-06 04:06 PM   #24 
     - That Urban legend was actually Taught in Illinois schools in the 40/50's  papau   May-19-06 04:25 PM   #26 
        - Hancock signed first. Wow. Never heard about this RI thing  Bucky   May-19-06 04:29 PM   #27 
           - I rushed home to correct it to Delaware - and you beat me to it! - but  papau   May-19-06 05:04 PM   #32 
  - King George III was German. n/t  shain from kane   May-19-06 02:56 PM   #2 
  - He was?  supernova   May-19-06 03:05 PM   #8 
     - Both of his parents were, anyway.  Spider Jerusalem   May-19-06 03:18 PM   #17 
     - Albert wasn't English, though  no name no slogan   May-19-06 04:53 PM   #29 
        - Yes, I know he wasn't English.  Spider Jerusalem   May-19-06 05:21 PM   #35 
           - Yeah, but do you have Prince Albert in a can?  no name no slogan   May-19-06 05:52 PM   #38 
              - I just had to  supernova   May-19-06 06:03 PM   #42 
     - Great Britain has been ruled by Germans, since before the United  shain from kane   May-19-06 03:21 PM   #18 
     - I guess the English Channel was their version of the Rio Grande. n/t  shain from kane   May-19-06 03:30 PM   #19 
        - certainly the Irish Sea was n/t  Ms. Clio   May-19-06 04:53 PM   #30 
     - His grandfather, George 2nd was. His father, Augustus, spoke English well  Bucky   May-19-06 04:08 PM   #25 
  - Great find! Love it. n/t  rumpel   May-19-06 02:56 PM   #3 
  - Very cool  mycritters2   May-19-06 02:58 PM   #4 
  - Make those people in West Virginia speak english!  Dr.Phool   May-19-06 02:58 PM   #5 
  - There's more Polish in Chicago than Krakow. n/t  shain from kane   May-19-06 03:01 PM   #6 
  - That's interesting.  supernova   May-19-06 03:05 PM   #7 
     - According to my reference, Krakow as a city was relatively untouched  shain from kane   May-19-06 03:56 PM   #22 
  - In which case, is there also a French version by chance?  rumpel   May-19-06 03:06 PM   #9 
  - I believe there was  supernova   May-19-06 03:07 PM   #10 
     - Maybe it is in some private collection.  rumpel   May-19-06 03:12 PM   #14 
     - Heh..  dmesg   May-19-06 03:52 PM   #21 
  - When government workers  manic expression   May-19-06 03:09 PM   #11 
  - Up until WWI, German  supernova   May-19-06 03:10 PM   #12 
  - It's still like that in a lot of places.  Chulanowa   May-20-06 02:08 AM   #48 
  - Good Catch  tonkatoy57   May-19-06 03:12 PM   #13 
  - Yes, you're right  supernova   May-19-06 03:16 PM   #15 
     - yes!  tigereye   May-19-06 04:00 PM   #23 
  - Interesting indeed.  AX10   May-19-06 03:16 PM   #16 
  - If English is the national language, do the freepers have to leave?  Karmageddon   May-19-06 03:51 PM   #20 
  - They should at least be able to pass High School English  supernova   May-19-06 04:47 PM   #28 
  - This is great, thanks!  Ms. Clio   May-19-06 05:00 PM   #31 
  - And his concern turns out to have been groundless  supernova   May-19-06 05:13 PM   #33 
  - exactamente n/t  Ms. Clio   May-19-06 05:16 PM   #34 
  - I remember reading this  DVJNU   May-19-06 07:56 PM   #43 
     - Thanks for your observations  Ms. Clio   May-19-06 08:45 PM   #44 
  - Kicking  supernova   May-19-06 05:51 PM   #36 
  - Hmm...what about Dutch? Remember, NYC was originally New Amsterdam.  eppur_se_muova   May-19-06 05:52 PM   #37 
  - I'm sure that was true as well  supernova   May-19-06 05:54 PM   #39 
     - Hard to read that old Black-Letter type, though. {grin} nt  eppur_se_muova   May-19-06 05:58 PM   #40 
        - Fraktur is the typeface  supernova   May-19-06 06:00 PM   #41 
  - OMFG, the Germans are comming!!!  Odin2005   May-19-06 09:01 PM   #45 
     - Grab your Piiklhaube, we've been invaded!!  supernova   May-19-06 09:13 PM   #46 
        - Thats because of World War I  Odin2005   May-20-06 01:43 AM   #47 
           - Yes, exactly  supernova   May-20-06 09:33 AM   #49 
 

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