Language Bigotry in Action

“The mayor of a small Bergen County town is calling for a McDonald’s boycott if the fast-food chain does not take down a Spanish-language billboard advertising iced coffee. Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan said the advertisement is “offensive” and “divisive” because it sends a message that Hispanic im migrants do not need to learn English.” [ From via Language Log ]

Update: Mayor Lonegan has been awarded Language Log’s Jackass of the Week award. Well deserved!

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