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Languages Information
Last week I was given a pointer to an interesting language trivia site.
This URL is a treasure-trove of language trivia.  At this site you can find
comprehensive survey information of the world's languages, broken down by
population, region, and even whether or not portions of the bible have been
translated into it.

Some interesting trivia:

...there are 6,703 languages in the world today
...there are 213 languages spoken in the USA alone
...English is the world's 3rd most spoken language
...there are 2,000 speakers of Micmac in Boston
...Martha's Vineyard has its own sign language dialect
...ASL may be the 3rd most used language in the United States

I've been to a lot of parties lately where just about everyone seems to ask me, "And what do you do?" After about the tenth time answering this question, it got to be too much. Let's just say it irks me....so I now that I have all this time on my hands, I've come up with my very own top ten list of responses to this perennial question. Feel free to add to the list if inspiration strikes! Hope you get a few laughs -- I know I did,

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