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Jason’s right — backlash fromt the revolutionary war + high enough portion of the population at the time were German or Dutch (close enough linguistically).
Ben Franklin also wanted the national bird to be the wild turkey — it appears there are a lot of things he wanted and didn’t get.
Personally, I’m only going to speak Welsh from here on out.
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I looked up the whole german thing. Basically, yeah because there were a lot of dutch/germans in the early times, what it was was a bill to have all legislation in one city/state in both english and german. Even though Franklin spoke fluent German, it’s just one of those things that get warped with some form of thruth through the ages.
Ah, gotcha — don’t feel bad, I’d thought that, too — guess it’s one of those historical “urban legends”.