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Globish, derived from global + English, is the term used by Jean-Paul Nerrière, a former vice-president of IBM, for a simplified version of English that he is promoting for international communication.
I read the label on my bottle of drinking water, which has undergone reverse osmosis, and Ozone and UV treatment to make it drinkable. The latter treatment, apparently, ensures that the water is 'disenfeced', which strikes me as one of the most unfortunate and off-putting misspellings I've come across. At least, I hope it is a mistake.
The search engine Exalead offers some very interesting and powerful features for language searches. It's in a beta version at the moment, but the advanced search page offers a number of interesting possibilities.
I am taking lessons in Khmer. Twice a week I go for my classes in a classroom that is literally in the shadow of the Toul Sleng genocide museum, also known as S-21, the school turned into a notorious prison where thousands were tortured before being executed in Choeung Ek, the Killing Fields of the Democratic Kampuchea regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
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