[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

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Tue Jun 22 21:55:57 UTC 2010

Mark Williamson wrote:
> In addition, I have a feeling that article overstates the English
> abilities of the average non-native internet user. Yes, lots of people
> have a very (very!) basic command of English, but that is not the same
> as functional bilingualism. A user may happen to know the name for a
> horse, but what are the chances a casual user from Peru knows the name
> for an anteater, a giraffe or a jellyfish?

There is a greater chance that the average Peruvian will know the 
English than the Latin. They'll probably know the local common name so 
one should ensure that they can at least find a picture of the critter 
by that name.

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