Cornish has been made an official language of the U.K. Now, I’m as big a fan of obscure languages as you’ll find; I even have a book of Cornish place names. But this is ridiculous. Irish is one thing; there are actual native Irish speakers left, and unlikely as it is that the language can be preserved for long, I understand the desire of the Republic of Ireland to try. But Cornish! I don’t care how many people enjoy playing around with it and speaking it to each other at meetings (I love the fact there are three rival versions, by the way), it’s kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! (Via Billy Blogs.)

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