I can barely contain my patriotism. God save the Queen.
I believe Mandarin is also very popular<br />
Some English scum are a disgraceful to their country, especially filthy low life scum scousers
Doesn't take much does it?
Some language has to be the most widley spoken so I'm glad it's one I already know!
What's to be proud of? It's not like you invented it?
The English language is Germanic, in origin, if I remember correctly.
No, it makes me feel isolated from the minority. There are lots of languages I wish I had been taught from an early age, but sadly wasn't.
Don't forget, Latin was THE language used worldwide less than 2000 years ago
The British deserve more of the credit for this than the Americans do. It is British authors who established the clarity and directness of English in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many foreigners have told me that English is wonderfully direct, egalitarian, and relatively informal. For instance, in most European languages, there is a polite and deferential second person pronoun, and an informal intimate one. In English (as in Latin) there is one form for all: "you".
I thought it was Mandarin Chinese.
i thought it was Punjabi?.....hmm.......maybe just my neighbourhood?!