Speaking the King’s English in Nashville

February 8, 2007

The Nashville Metro Council has passed an ordinance making English the official language of that fair city.  The mayor is asking the city attorneys to see how legal this anti-furriner measure is–and probably testing the political winds–before deciding whether to sign it, veto it, or let it become law without his approval.

This fuss reminds me of the tale of an Alabama legislator who, upon being asked his opinion of “English only” laws, replied by saying “If the Kings James English was good enough for our Lord and Savior, it’s good enough for me.”