Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lingua Franca in Europe

But it's not French.

Saw this over at Jigsaw's Thoughts.

The EU has decided to take English as their official inter-governmental language.  The other frontrunner was German.

Personally, I just can't see France, England, Poland, the Netherlands, or Belgium voluntarily speaking German for official communications.  Just a feeling.

UPDATE - OK, this was a joke that I took as snark.  Must have been sleep or something.  It's still funny.

1 comment:

Brian Barker said...

Looks like an argument for Esperanto to me :)

Your readers may be interested in Professor Piron was a translator with the United Nations in Geneva.

A glimpse of Esperanto can be seen at

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