700 Reasons: Reason #419

Reason: 419
It is clear from our televison screens and radios that the world we inhabit is in practice multilingual, that people communicate with each other - and often with us - in languages that are not English. And tellingly, we realise that what may be acceptable to us in English - a military operation called "Infinite Justice", for example - may cause grave concern to other cultures when translated into their languages
Footitt, H. (2001) 'Lost for words' in the Guardian, Tuesday October 23 2001
Related Keywords:
Communication, Global English, International relations, Translating