Re: Appalling English
...I think there's a good counterargument that Japanese is
spoken by only a tiny percentage of the population of the industrialized
world, while English is spoken by a much bigger number of educated people in
the developed world. Educated Japanese often read English, in fact. If I had
to do material in but one language for distribution to the industrialized
nations, I'd choose English. Supplying English exclusively isn't always
arrogance; it's also a pretty safe bet under most conditions.
That being said, if China ever becomes truly industrialized (read "fully
democratic and capitalistic"), then we'll all have to learn Chinese, because
there are more Chinese speakers on the planet than speakers of any other
"Better communication is a service to mankind."
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