Will English lose something by becoming a lingua franca?
AnnaStrophic Faldage - USA I understand the story of the OED, by Simon Winchester, is in the works to become a movie.
A folk story in which people get the wrong idea, but persist with it because it's more fun and satisfying to think a king was a fool than that he was trying to knock some sense into his courtiers.
I'm not at all sure that the Internet will be a major force for either keeping English as a global medium of communication or not.My book on the subject has sold well, but it was up against a badly researched work that retold a lot of the same old stories, which has actually sold rather better.They obviously build on the extraordinary popularity of acronyms and abbreviations.Unfortunately, that means folk tales, urban legends, and all sorts of misinformation gets retailed, too.Boxmusic scotcott morter scott nixon scouse/bouncy house scratch perverts scratchandsniff screamin rachael (trax US) scrimshire scrubfish scuola furano -SD- S-DEE SDM seamus haji sean sean biddle sean brosnan sean danke sean dimitrie sean gormally (love THE bomb) sean innit sean martin sean martin sean mccabe.
Bingley - Indonesia Do you think folk etymologies have become more prevalent (they exist for more words) and more widely believed since the Internet got going?
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Psa - USA Hope that Wordsmith will announce when.