Tuesday, September 17, 2013

First Language

We joke about a warning on an HT charger that can cook meat, manuals that are indecipherable, and instructions that aren't super helpful, but when 30% of the population can't speak the national language, it does not bode well for the mastery of a second. (I know one may not really have anything to do with the other, but it still strikes me as interesting.)

Via Slashdot


  1. Ever visited some US/UK forums? Hair-raising at times, and English isn't even my first language.

    1. It's like we went out of our way to make things complicated. After we fix "English" maybe we can switch over to the metric system as well.