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    The international language, of the developed world is English. It is spoken In the UK, in the USA and throughout Europe. It is also spoken in Australia, New Zealand and large parts of Africa. It has been accepted as the international language in the same way that the Dollar has been accepted as the international currency.

    This is why children throughout the world are taught English as a second language. So that they can deal on a worldwide basis.

    I tend to avoid the plethora of Chinese sites as I don't understand the language I also supect that culturally they would be of minimal interest to me. Like I said as Chinese takes over the Internet I will stick to the reducing number of sites which use English. However as commerce drives everything, including the Internet I think I willl be ok for the near future.

    If this forum migrates to Chinese I will be sad, but will try to get over it. Obviously as I am reasonably conversant in Mandarin then that would cause less of a problem.

    Obviously Dutch is a language, I apologise to all of the Dutch speakers who I may have offended. It was simply hyperbole. To my American friends, that is not a college football game.

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    Originally posted by JimF@26 February 2003 - 17:50
    However as commerce drives everything, including the Internet I think I willl be ok for the near future.

    JimF

    You have missed a coma after the word "internet" and have put 3 L's in the word "will"

    See how petty and annoying it is when someone acts like a spell/grammar checker?

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    ja en dit is dus nederlands,

    Maar ja JimF...

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    trouwens bovenstaande was een menu kaart van de chinees

    Bijzonder handig om bij de hand te hebben als je naar China gaat...


    RIJST EN MIE (Apart bijbestellen&#33
    35 Witte rijst
    36 Nasi
    37 Bami

    SOEP (Geen voorgerecht&#33
    32 Maïs en ei soep (is zoet)
    33 "Pittig-azijn" soep
    34 Pittige soep met doufu ("tahoe")

    VARKENSVLEES GERECHTEN
    9 Gefrituurd varkensvlees filet stukjes met gebakken zout/peper poeder
    12 Varkensvlees filet stukjes met "suanmiao" (is pittig)
    14 Varkensvlees filet stukjes met komkommer en rode pepers (is pittig)
    13 Varkensvlees filet stukjes met pinda's (is pittig)
    4 Varkensvlees met ei, komkommer en zwammen
    11 Varkensvlees sliertjes met "suanmiao" (groente met een bieslook/knoflook smaak)
    3 Varkensvlees sliertjes met "vissmaak" saus (is pittig)
    2 Varkensvlees sliertjes met sojasaus op een bedje van lenteuitjes
    6 Gepofte rijstkoekjes overgoten met een saus waarin o.a. varkensvlees, komkommer, zwammen en bamboe
    8 Gehakthalletjes in zoete saus
    1 Zoet-zuur varkensvlees ("koe loe yuk")

    RUNDVLEES GERECHTEN
    5 Rundvlees in een kom met sla en een pittige saus
    10 Rundvlees met ui geserveerd op een hete ijzeren plaat
    7 Rundvlees sliertjes met rode pepers, drooggebakken (is pittig)

    KIPPENVLEES GERECHTEN

    30 Gefrituurde kipfilet stukjes met gebakken zout/peper poeder
    31 Kipfilet stukjes met cashew noten
    28 Kipfilet stukjes met komkommer en rode pepers (is pittig)
    29 Kipfilet stukjes met paprika, wortel en peper sliertjes
    27 Kipfilet stukjes met pinda's (is pittig)

    GROENTEN GERECHTEN

    22 Boontjes
    15 Broccoli
    16 Peultjes
    21 Tomaat met ei
    25 Aardappel sliertjes met groene peper sliertjes (is pittig)
    19 Aubergine in een kom met een pittige saus
    18 Aubergine met rode saus (gesudderd)
    24 Doufu ("tahoe")
    23 Doufu ("tahoe") met een pittige saus
    20 Gebakken sla met knoflooksaus
    26 Kleine chinese kool ("pak soi") met gedroogde mini garnaaltjes
    17 Kleine chinese kool ("pak soi") met paddestoelen

    DRANKEN

    42 Thee
    39 Mineraal water
    41 Sprite (is 7Up)
    40 Cola
    43 Witte wijn


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    Hey I don't speak Chinese or Dutch, but I got most of that.

    Now I'm hungry again.

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    Jetje

    I'm guessing that is a Chinese restaurant menu in Dutch??

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    Portuguese is also an often spoken language throughout the world!

    Se não conseguires compreender o que eu estou a escrever agora mesmo, então é porque não entendes absolutamente nada de português!

    I can't see any grammar/spell error on the above sentence, can you?

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    JimF "PPS Non-copyrighted is even worse, you've just moved the hyphen. Have we now decided to just make the random language. To save you the bother I meant it. "

    I believe there's a term for the creation of new words.........neologism.

    Besides, just think, if Shakespeare didn't make up words where would we be today?


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    Originally posted by SideSwiped@26 February 2003 - 18:31
    JimF "PPS Non-copyrighted is even worse, you've just moved the hyphen. Have we now decided to just make the random language. To save you the bother I meant it. "

    I believe there's a term for the creation of new words.........neologism.

    Besides, just think, if Shakespeare didn't make up words where would we be today?
    It also means

    "a meaningless word coined by a psychotic"

    and before I get any more flame, that is true.

    To everyone. It's good to be back amongst people with some passion and mods who will let them express themselves, even join in the fun. Whilst this forum was down I dabbled with a couple of others. This could not have happened. I've said it before and I'll say it again. The forum is the people. This is the best, with or without verifieds.

    I unreservedly retract every word I have said in the thread.

    Including this

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    Originally posted by JimF@26 February 2003 - 12:21
    I love Ron's post about the Chinese thing. What a ridiculous thing to say. The internet is turning Chinese and I should learn the language. I'll probably stick to the one or two sites that continue in English, or a version of it, if that's ok with you.


    I was just replying to your more or less moronic statement that the internet was English, and that therefore everybody on earth should automatically write flawless English.
    Do you avoid American websites too btw?
    Sounds to me like you're a little xenophobic.....

    PS Ron, if that's your post after you corrected it I would love to see the original.
    I wrote "prpose" instead of "purpose"......

    The international language, of the developed world is English. It is spoken In the UK, in the USA and throughout Europe. It is also spoken in Australia, New Zealand and large parts of Africa. It has been accepted as the international language in the same way that the Dollar has been accepted as the international currency
    Try speaking English to a Frenchman, and see where it gets you.
    I think you'd be surprised how little people speak adequate English outside of the touristic centra.
    This is why children throughout the world are taught English as a second language. So that they can deal on a worldwide basis.
    Hmmm, we got French here in Belgium....
    If this forum migrates to Chinese I will be sad, but will try to get over it. Obviously as I am reasonably conversant in Mandarin then that would cause less of a problem.
    "Reasonably" wouldn't cut it, dude. You'd get flamed all the time for your lack of proper spelling.

    Obviously Dutch is a language, I apologise to all of the Dutch speakers who I may have offended. It was simply hyperbole. To my American friends, that is not a college football game.
    Hmmm, I have to confess I didn't quite get the meaning of that, so I looked it up.
    hyperbole
    noun [U]
    a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are

    Sounds about right to me.

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