Saturday, August 27, 2005


So, there I was, reading up Wikipedia, and although the article on the Spanish language is well written, I felt it was lacking something.

The original opening paragraph:

Spanish or Castilian is an Iberian Romance language, and the fourth most widely spoken language in the world. It is spoken as a first language by about 352 million people, or by 417 million including non-native speakers (according to 1999 estimates).

So I added this:

Arguably, it is, after English, now considered the second most important language in the world (probably replacing even French), due to its increased usage in the United States, the high birth rate in most of the countries where it is official, the growing economies of the Spanish-speaking world, its enormous influence on the global music market, and simply due to the broad number of areas on the Earth's surface that the language is spoken in.

So far, I've yet to receive edits on my addition, but I'm waiting for opposition from the naysayers. As a Spanish speaker myself, yes I am a little biased, but is my added statement not correct and objectively written?


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WAT said...

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Bill German said...

Here is the extent of my spanish. chihuahua,del taco,el pollo loco,soy,se,hoy,la,la de dah....

Sunset Junction was awesome. The smells, the noise, the cops, the fire dept, the people,the bands!

WAT said...

Yeah, I'm sorry I missed Sunset Junction! There's always more events in the future. Espero conocernos pronto.