View Single Post
Old 08 October 2014, 03:23 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,957

Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
What Ganza said. Parents who tell their kids "watch your language!" are not warning them against unintentionally slipping from English into Dutch.
It would be pretty cool if they were.

Last night at dinner, a friend was talking about the frustrations concerning the way some work related notes were being taken, that the language wasn't correct. I kept asking her what language she thought should be used and she finally said "Business English." At that point I said, "okay, now you can complain about specifics. You can't complain about the language someone uses to write the notes until you identify the language they should be using." (yes, I know that business English is at best a dialog; work with me here).

Reply With Quote