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Why does everyone talk English???


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #1

    quak170

    Ok.

    No, I am not racist :P

    But, I was wondering, since there are people from all over the world, why does everyone talk english?

    Is it:

    A: Almost all of chess.com is english

    B: I only play against and read the forums of english speaking people

    C: Im an idiot

    D: Chess.com translates perfectly

     

    Thank you for your patience :)

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #2

    duck_and_cover

    How many foreign languages do you speak?

    How many other people speak one of these languages?

    I think the answers will unveil that English is the best alternative.

    Btw, insisting in the usage of English wouldn't be racist but chauvinistic.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #3

    DrSpudnik

    I'm always amazed when newspeople go to some far off part of the world--Albania, say, or Uzbekistan--and they can find someone to interview on camera and get a broken yet understandable reply in English. I imagine that if someone from one of these places came here, they would search a very long time to find anyone to talk to who could reply in their language.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #4

    herrodri

    I think you can use any language, but English is fairly wide spread; so why not use it? Also (among us), the system was invented in an english speaking country. Respect english as you respect your own. Long live acceptance!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    GenghisCant

    I suppose it is because a large percentage of the world speaks English at some level. I think (don't quote me on the exact number) but it is considered an official language in something like 80 countries as well as recognised as an official language within the EU, NATO, the UN and the Commonwealth. I suppose it's pretty close to a universal language. Not exactly Esperanto but hey.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    Boletus_CZ

    E: English is the world dominant language.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #7

    herrodri

    I think you can use any language, but English is fairly wide spread; so why not use it? Also (among us), the system was invented in an english speaking country. Respect english as you respect your own. Long live acceptance!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #8

    trysts

    You rarely see Americans speaking english. They speak Australian.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #9

    DrSpudnik

    @ herrodri    Deja vu!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #10

    chessmaster102

    Boletus_CZ wrote:

    E: English is the world dominant language.

    its not manderian is

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #11

    DrSpudnik

    chessmaster102 wrote:
    Boletus_CZ wrote:

    E: English is the world dominant language.

    its not manderian is

    Where is Manderia?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #12

    LazyChessPlayer3201

    DrSpudnik wrote:
    chessmaster102 wrote:
    Boletus_CZ wrote:

    E: English is the world dominant language.

    its not manderian is

    Where is Manderia?

    Manderian is spoken in China, so think why it is the most spoken.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #13

    red-lady

    Si vous préférez le français, aucun problème. Wink

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #14

    Crazychessplaya

    I don't speak English. I just type English.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #15

    Estragon

    LazyChessPlayer3201 wrote:
    DrSpudnik wrote:
    chessmaster102 wrote:
    Boletus_CZ wrote:

    E: English is the world dominant language.

    its not manderian is

    Where is Manderia?

    Manderian is spoken in China, so think why it is the most spoken.

    Why isn't the forum in Mandarin, then?

    Tongue out

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #16

    astronomer999

    trysts wrote:

    You rarely see Americans speaking english. They speak Australian.

    Then why does the system warn me for using Australianisms like f***

    but I got abused by a Spaniard yesterday, I think, in Spanish, which is, as we all know, America's second language

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #17

    LazyChessPlayer3201

    Wenn jemand spricht in einer Sprache, die ich nicht verstehe, Ich habe gerade den Text in ein Übersetzer.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #18

    DrSpudnik

    Or a Brian Setzer

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #19

    Estragon

    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Or a Brian Setzer

    With the orchestra, or the combo?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #20

    grandbrother

    ingiriska waxa ku hadla aduunka badankiis,

    that is why English Language serves as way for us to understand each others simply :)

    If not we could have had a trouble Tongue Out

    حظا سعيدا


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