What’s wrong with just speaking louder?

Codified “Globish“. (Link goes to story in The Australian and will probaby expire in a week or so)
I have a challenge. Everyone says “learn English because it’s useful”. But we’ve never really tested the utility of a language like Bardi or Djambarrpuyŋu in contact situations. After all, if every reader of this blog up to a random person in the street and talked Bardi at them, sooner or later there’d be a reason to learn Bardi. My challenge is to do something like this. Next time you’re in a foreign country where you don’t speak the local language, instead of trying to order in English, pick another random language.


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