Saturday, April 3, 2010

Globish: the worldwide dialect of the third millennium | Robert McCrum | Books | guardian.co.uk

More than a lingua franca, the rapid adoption of 'decaffeinated English', according to the man who coined the term 'Globish', makes it the world's most widely spoken language.

From Guardian

Globish: the worldwide dialect of the third millennium | Robert McCrum | Books | guardian.co.uk

2 comments:

Bill Chapman said...

Globish? No thanks. I prefer Esperanto.

Brian Barker said...

Concerning Mr Chapman's comment on Esperanto. The phrase "everyone speaks English" is indeed an urban legend.

Yet people also claim "no-one speaks Esperanto" which is also untrue.

If you have a moment have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LPVcsL2k0 or http://eurotalk.com/en/store/learn/esperanto

Dr Kvasnak teaches English at Florida Atlantic University.