Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE[2]: Fallacy
by unclefester on Mon 26th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Fallacy"
unclefester
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Rome was only ever a regional power with almost no influence outside the Mediterranean region.

There is nowhere in the world where English is irrelevant. Even some of the most isolated villages in the world will have at least one English speaker. English is spoken by a significant portion of the population in almost every country. Around 2.4 billion people speak English as their first, second or third language.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_English-speaking_...

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