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For the love of the English language
By Andy Rooney

FOR MOST of my adult life I’ve made my living writing the English language. It’s one of the biggest and most diverse languages in the world, and I love it. I think it’s the best language, but what do I know? Spanish is the secondmost popular language in the world. At the top is Mandarin Chinese, with more than 850 million speakers. Hindi is way up there, too.
I wish all the nations of the world would get together and decide to use the same language. I’d go with the crowd, but naturally I hope they’d pick English as the universal tongue. I can read and

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 1:47 PM

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