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De : "Erland Sommarskog" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Alain LaBonté <email@example.com> poste un message très longe:
> > Is English the best marketing and communication tool?
> Oh, but it is not only the English speakers. May I present some
> nine millions Swedes to assist them? That is, most of my fellow countrymen
> appears not to be able to even consider the possibility of communicating
> with in any other language than Swedish or English. And Swedish is only
> used in a confined context. The French are very impoular in Sweden,
> because "they don't speak French". (Truth is most people in France
I suppose you meant "they don't speak English".
> speak English, but they often prefer if you make a token attempt to
> speak French first. If you French is not good enough, they will swift
May I add that this is precisely the reason that makes so many
Scandinavians and Dutch unsufferable : they cannot imagine speaking anything
else than English to a foreigner (often not even their own language).
> (Myself, I'm not really like that. My own idea of a good holiday trip
> is that not speaking English exepct as a last resort.)
Speaking first the language of the local people ? Good.
[the name is Dutch...]
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