Why does everyone talk English???

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 :)

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.

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.

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!

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.

Boletus_CZ

E: English is the world dominant language.

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!

trysts

You rarely see Americans speaking english. They speak Australian.

DrSpudnik

@ herrodri    Deja vu!

chessmaster102
Boletus_CZ wrote:

E: English is the world dominant language.

its not manderian is

DrSpudnik
chessmaster102 wrote:
Boletus_CZ wrote:

E: English is the world dominant language.

its not manderian is

Where is Manderia?

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.

red-lady

Si vous préférez le français, aucun problème. Wink

Crazychessplaya

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

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

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

LazyChessPlayer3201

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

DrSpudnik

Or a Brian Setzer

Estragon
DrSpudnik wrote:

Or a Brian Setzer

With the orchestra, or the combo?

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

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