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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: Euro-English
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 10:39:05AM -0000, Dick Streefland wrote:
> Maciej Soltysiak <solt@dns.toxicfilms.tv> wrote:
> | Yes, but try going skiing to the Alps. Checkout French, Austrian, Italian
> | side glaciers. And try to get any response more correct than "we pipl buys
> | tickets, ski lift not works", and so on.
>
> It depends on the part of Europe. Not incidentally, in the countries
> you mention, all foreign content shown on televison and in movie
> theaters is dubbed. In other countries such as the Scandinavian
> countries, The Netherlands and Belgium, almost everything is
> sub-titled. I think there is a direct relation between dubbing and the
> lack of English language skills.

hmm, there is a joke in Austria, where some
obviously polyglot person asks two natives in
several languages for directions ... and gets
no answer at all, when he has left, one of
the natives says to the other: "have you
heard how many languages he spoke?", and the
other replies: "yeah sure, but did it do him
any good?"

so not everybody capable of speaking english
will do so ...

best,
Herbert

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