Published on February 28th, 20140
On the Origins of Monolingualism
It’s amazing that so many educated people in the US are still monolingual.
That’s not the case for most countries, where educated people speak more than one language, sometimes three or four.
Why wouldn’t someone want to be able to play around in two languages? It’s fun.
In Spanish mono means monkey.
So mono-lingual is to have the linguistic powers of a monkey.