May 04, 2006

No Room For Polyglots

I'm filling out the Canadian census form. Question 13 asks about one's ability to speak English and French. Question 14 is:

What language(s), other than English or French, can this person speak well enough to conduct a conversation?

You can answer "none", or you can fill in the names of the languages, but only two spaces are provided. How is one supposed to choose? And why the limit?

Posted by Bill Poser at May 4, 2006 12:00 AM