Letters to the Editor

Rethink banning words not originally English

Just because English is the official language in the state shouldn’t mean that we can’t use words that have another origin.

Words such as “bigot” (which is French in origin), “Amen” (which is Hebrew in origin), and “conference” (which is Latin in origin) should be able to be used even if they aren’t English in origin.

We should be able to use and accept language without having to carry an unabridged dictionary and thesaurus around with us to check on the language origin of the words we select and substitute words for those that aren’t English in origin.

Marcia Parmenter

Marion

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