Denglish or Dutchglish – are other countries ‘selling out’ to English?

The Volkskrant newspaper in the Netherlands printed an article today (for those who read Dutch, Germanists will no doubt also understand a large amount, for the others Google translate may help a little: http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/3184/opinie/article/detail/3096817/2011/12/29/Laten-we-nu-eens-ophouden-met-dat-rare-Engels-van-ons.dhtml) about ‘weird’ English (for want of a better translation). The columnist, Rik Smits, indicates that it is time the Dutch started… Read More Denglish or Dutchglish – are other countries ‘selling out’ to English?