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I'd agree that surely French must come way above German, but well below
English which is one reason that the French are so panicked about
anglo-saxon culture ravaging the world (when of course it should be French
culture dominating the world).
In my tactful youth I once told a Welsh speaker that they were wasting their
time trying to promote the Welsh language, and that for the economic
improvement of Wales they'd do better to learn Japanese. That went down
about as well as a George W speech at an envrionmental rally....
> From: Chris Taylor
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> No way does German come above French in a usage list! What about half of
> Africa, SE Asia, the Carribean, part of Canada etc. Who speaks German
> but Germans? Surely it's English->Spanish->French->others (considering
> those of purely European origin).
> Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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