The Illinois Department of Public Health has a very comprehensive drop-down menu for picking your preferred language, which is good, except that it is so comprehensive that it includes "English, Middle (1100-1500)" and "English, Old (ca. 400-1100)" right under English, also there's "Egyptian (Ancient)", "German, Old High ca. 1050-1500", "Irish, Old (to 900)", "Low Saxon", and, maybe most perplexingly, "Indo-European languages"

@Pixley i bet it would be pretty easy to find where the developer stole this list from lol

@alex @Pixley yepppp I was about to say "oh no this is standards ruining everything"
I get the desire to just use a standard but ....

Klingon is in there somewhere I think. IIRC it's based on every book ever published/language known 😂

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@Pixley @alex thanks to my job I am V. familiar with this particular list 😂 and it's a v. v. bad choice for this use case 🙃 but fun to see in the wild

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@platypus @Pixley @alex hold up. Klingon is in there, but not Tengwar? What's going on here?

@platypus @alex it's deeply funny to me that the state of Illinois thinks it's exactly as likely that I speak Polish or Spanish or Swahili as it is that I speak Old Norse or Klingon

@Pixley @platypus at the USCIS center in chicago where i took the citizenship test all the signs are in english, spanish, and polish

@alex @Pixley @platypus last time I voted the ballot was English Spanish and Chinese (I do live near a large Chinese section so makes sense)

@alex @platypus growing up in Chicagoland has given me an unshakable confidence that I can pronounce any Polish-American's name

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