The Rise of Euro English

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Parlez-vous Euro English?

  1. Incorrect words that derive their meaning from other languages. (the French word “planification” substitutes for “planning”)
  2. Words that have basically the same meaning but are used in contexts unfamiliar to native speakers (“possibility” used in a context in which we’d normally say “opportunity”)
  3. Words typically related to modern technology that users prefer because they’re more local (“SMS” instead of “text”)
  • informations
  • expertises
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In favor of Euro English

Supposed problems with Euro English

  • Euro English has no native speakers, so it can’t be an official dialect
  • Euro English is too diverse to pin down as one distinct dialect
  • Without any standard for Euro English, it can’t be taught

“Correct” English is about power

The future of Euro English

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Courtney Withrow

Courtney Withrow

Writer and Blogger. International Relations, Travel, Culture. Based in Brussels, Belgium.

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