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: OT: Wrong about Americans
by josi on Tue 27th Oct 2009 18:33 UTC in reply to "OT: Wrong about Americans"
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There are lots of people in the USA who have great foreign language skills. But if you compare the statistics, there is a huge difference between the USA and Europe.

Please don't take offence, but sometimes we need to generalise if we want to say something about the general trends. It is however important to emphasise that the general trend not necessarally implies that all the individuals are alike.

I can by looking at the statistics say that you have much more linguistic knowledge than what is the trend among US Americans.

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