l’esprit de l’escalier

…(french): usually translated as “staircase wit,” is the act of thinking of a clever comeback when it is too late to deliver it…

…approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it’s the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). Interestingly enough it’s the number 1 second language used worldwide – which is why the total number of people who speak English, outnumber those of any other… …whilst it’s the most widely spoken language, there’s still a few areas it falls down on… …25 words that simply don’t exist in the english langauge

well, i thought it was interesting anyhow…

(tip via trainee ornithologist and part-time, scale-model-train enthusiast: mister ‘jean denis’)

m / 07-06-2012 07:22 - tags: ,  

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