700 Reasons: Reason #416

Reason: 416
The fatal flaw is that English works effectively for us in one direction only, that is in transmit-mode. If you speak only English you can be sure that plenty of people out there will understand what you are saying. But in receive-mode, if you are only tuned to English, you will only hear what others choose to let you know.
Kelly, M. (2002) ‘Excusez-moi, êtes-vous un terroriste?’ in the Times Higher Educational Supplement, March 29 2002, pp. 22-23
Related Keywords:
Communication, Global English