It is a little surprising that people who are dead set against immigration in the United States haven’t latched on to Monday being English Language Day.
Of course it was designated as that on Oct. 13, 1362, by the chancellor of England who for the first time opened Parliament with a speech in English, The Telegraph reports. English became the official language in law and law-making.
People in the states may also be thrown off by Monday being Columbus Day, for the noteworthy voyage of Christopher Columbus. Or others insisting that Monday is Indigenous People’s Day, honoring Native American struggles, culture and accomplishments.
Because of Imperialism, English today is spoken by nearly 2 billion people worldwide with some in the United States insisting that it be the only language here. That will never happen with so many cultures and people from different countries blending — mostly peacefully — in America.
Isn’t diversity wonderful?