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Another example was a legal case in Arizona (or possibly New Mexico), where a local town council refused to pass an ordinance regarding the cleanup of bat droppings because the ordinance contained the word "guano", which is not English, and the council insisted that they were and "English Only" town. Never mind that "Guano" is the correct scientific term; but is it English?


Well, one of the wonderful things about the English language is its propensity for stealing from other languages, so if the council found guano insufficiently politically correct and traditional anglo-saxon substitutes too vulgar, they still had a large selection of substitutes, including that classic from Old English (according to my dictionary): dung, which, I suppose, pretty well describes the council's attitude. ;-)

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