Johnson – a Language Blog by The Economist

“An anglicisme is one of the most egregious sins a child at a French school can commit: language is butchered in translation. The English spoken here in Brussels is replete with evidence to that effect. Eurocrats speak of  ‘acquiring via distance communication’, having a ‘common orientation’, and writing a ‘non-paper’. But translation can also be enriching: look no further than Sweglish.” (Read more…)

The above is a sampling from Johnson, a blog named after the dictionary-maker Samuel Johnson, in which correspondents for The Economist write about the effects that the use (and sometimes abuse) of language have on politics, society and culture around the world.

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