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vector: http://www.lewrockwell.com

link: http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=11289455

Excerpt:
More than half of all primary school children in China now learn English and the number of English speakers in India and China -- 500 million -- now exceeds the total number of mother-tongue English speakers elsewhere in the world.

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ankh_f_n_khonsu
Mar. 2nd, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Many Asians would take issue with your use of "Orient".

I personally find no fault in it, but I just figured I'd opine.

Also, by 2010 Asia should have more Christians than Europe does. You'd be amazed at how deeply those idiot fascists have infiltrated over here.

Namaste.
david_lucifer
Mar. 2nd, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Funny, I took issue with "Christendom". ;-)

I noticed that "oriental" is out of vogue, bordering on non-PC these days. The preferred term is now "asian", but wouldn't that include India and Pakistan?
kmo
Mar. 2nd, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
"Orient" and "Christendom"
Both words selected deliberately for their value as non-pc, semiotic, neurolinquistic irritants.
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Mar. 3rd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Yup.

I don't take issue with generalizations; unless they get presented as universalizations.

Namaste.
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