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Autor:  pat
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Data:  10/ABR/2008 9:39 PM
Assunto:  Shift Happens
 
Mensagem:      Thanks for that, Dale. Quite interesting even if a bit sensationally presented. I was most struck by the nugget that the smartest 1/4 of the chinese outnumber all north americans. That's tough to compete with! Luckily, the dumbest quarter outnumbers us also.........

More apropos to the theme of this forum, I greatly question whether china can ever be considered an "english-speaking" country. Without a body of native-speakers, I don't believe that a language can be considered to exist in that sense. More likely that north america will one day be mandarin-speaking, officially, after repeated waves of invasion.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Shift Happens  –  Dale/CR  09/ABR/2008, 8:15 PM
Shift Happens  –  Cristiane  10/ABR/2008, 8:13 AM
 Shift Happens  –  pat  10/ABR/2008, 9:39 PM

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