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    By Mihir Sharma (Bloomberg)

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- you know, the guys who hand out the Oscars -- have decided to disqualify

    The decision is in accordance with the ruleslargest film industry




    Many in India, for example, resent the language. But almost everyone wants to learn it. For those who have felt oppressed by traditional Indian hierarchies, such as Dalits, formerly known as Untouchables, English represents freedom
    remainofficial languages, respectively.)


    Nationality is not precisely about language; cultural difference and discovery are not merely about language, either. We will retain our diversity, the differences that make life and movies interesting, even if more of us speak in English. The Academy, and the broader Anglosphere, must realize that they benefit hugely from English being the language of the world. But that also means they must finally relinquish ownership of it.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/busin...ilm-is-foolish
    Last edited by Mid; 11-10-2019, 04:09 PM. Reason: link included

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    The decision is in accordance with the rules, which require that foreign films be predominantly in languages other than English.
    No Oscars ever for Brit or Aussie films, unless they're in Mandarin or Tagalog?
    “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by serrollt View Post
      No Oscars ever for Brit or Aussie films, unless they're in Mandarin or Tagalog?
      *cough* You may have misunderstood the article.

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      • #4
        That pretty much tells you the collective IQ of the 21st century USA. The national language of Nigeria is [wait for it]

        ENGLISH.


        Still, I suppose it comes from the same country that gave us-

        French

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sabang View Post

          French
          ......

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sabang View Post
            That pretty much tells you the collective IQ of the 21st century USA. The national language of Nigeria is [wait for it]

            ENGLISH.


            Still, I suppose it comes from the same country that gave us-

            French


            Perhaps the official language, but not the most widely spoken countrywide -

            Last edited by Somchai Boonporn; 02-14-2020, 10:10 PM.

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            • #7
              ^One of your more posts. A simple google would have told you-

              The English Language is the most widely spoken in Nigeria and is the unifying language of the country largely due to the fact that it is the lingua franca in this part of West Africa. By it, every tribe and tongue in the country communicate and understand one another
              https://explore.xyz.ng/key-facts/172...ges-in-nigeria

              There are some 520 languages in Nigeria. Any wonder they use English as the lingua franca?

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              • #8
                'peak "stralyin , lernin Elish
                http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mid View Post
                  'peak "stralyin , lernin Elish
                  ...I thought that was pronounced "strine"...

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                  • #10
                    The thing that's wrong with English is it doesn't have a word for Schadenfreude...
                    God, the panic within the Dems, MSM, and left must be horrifying...realizing that Joe is really the best they've got.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Boon Mee View Post
                      The thing that's wrong with English is it doesn't have a word for Schadenfreude...
                      ...it doesn't need to...it has schadenfreude...

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                      • #12
                        We dO indeed have a word for schadenfreude- we just stole it from the Germans. That's the beauty of English.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sabang View Post
                          We dO indeed have a word for schadenfreude- we just stole it from the Germans. That's the beauty of English.
                          ...*cough*...I believe that is what I suggested...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sabang View Post
                            We dO indeed have a word for schadenfreude- we just stole it from the Germans. That's the beauty of English.
                            Seriously?

                            I've never heard this word used in conversation.

                            Re: the Nigerians their actual lingua franca is pidgin english, called Naija.
                            I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lamphun View Post
                              Seriously?

                              I've never heard this word used in conversation.
                              ...it's used extensively in faculty conversations when an irritating colleague receives an embarrassing comeuppance...

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