Pardon My French

A group of French language teachers in Japan are suing the mayor of Tokyo for saying, “French is a failed international language because it cannot be used to count numbers.”

That’s according to this article. If nothing else, the article is worth a read for its overview of the relative challenges of counting in French vs. Japanese.

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.