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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The English Language

English is the most widely spoken language in the history of our planet, used in some way by at least one out of every seven human beings around the globe. Half of the world's written books are written in English, and the majority of international telephone calls are made in English. English is the language of over sixty percent of the world's radio programs...More than seventy percent of international mail is written and addressed in English, and eighty percent of all computer text is stored in English. English has acquired the largest vocabulary of all the world's languages, perhaps as many as two million words, and has generated one of the noblest bodies of literature in the annals of the human race.

Richard Lederer, Crazy English, 1989 

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