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Published on September 24, 2015

Author: Majorick


1. Speaking English in Europe The European Origins of English Words Breeze – from Portuguese brisa Robot - from Czech robota (labour, drudgery) Frolic - from Dutch vrolijk (cheerful) Biro - named after the Hungarian inventor of the ballpoint pen László Bíró Umbrella - from Italian ombrello Cockroach - from Spanish cucaracha Bamboozle - from French embabouiner (to make a baboon out of someone) 5 quirky facts about the English language:1 The longest English word with its letters in reverse alphabetical order is 1 spoonfeed Q Only one in every 510 letters is a Q in written English 4Porpoise literally means“pork-fish”3 Schoolmaster is an anagram of “the classroom” 5 was originally a Tudor word for the stale smell of tobacco smoke 2 Funk Learning English? 2 67% of Europeans consider English as one of the most useful second languages At school 3 In Europe 83% of pupils at primary & lower secondary level 94% of students in upper secondary level study English At work 5 The global language of business: 1 in 4 people speak English worldwide On the internet 4 55.7% of all websites use English as their content language European Day of Languages Followed by: 88% of Europeans consider knowing a foreign language useful German 17% French 16% Spanish 14% Sources: 1 Huffington Post, 2014 2 Special Eurobarometer 386, 2012 3 Eurostat, 2011 4 w3techs, 2014 5 Harvard Business Review, 2012

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