Monday, December 20, 2004


English Where You Least Expect It

English has well and truly become everything Esperanto ever hoped to be - the rest of the world's second language:

China's capital Beijing plans to require attendants at its public toilets to speak basic English in a bid to improve the services provided to foreign visitors, state media said.
The worldwide linguistic consolidation continues. English will not be the sole language, but one of a select few, that our great-grandchildren will speak. You can probably guess the others.