Dan Roodt: South Africa’s language war

South Africa is scaling new heights of ubuesque absurdity in the demand that the University of Stellenbosch should impose English as its “main language”. South Africa is already drowning in English universities where the slogan is apparently that they should … Read the rest

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Terrorists in Mali spoke English

Reuters reported that a famous Guinean singer who was among 170 people taken hostage on Friday by Islamist gunmen in the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, said he heard attackers in the next room speaking English.

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English, the language of ISIS

Strict candidate descriptions released by the jihadi fighters insist that prospective nurses must be under 25, be willing to work anywhere inside ISIS territory and must speak fluent English.

Nurses working under ISIS must speak fluent English under strict new … Read the rest

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The Killer language takes Cannes

This year’s Cannes Film Festival was greeted with consternation when a commonality was noticed across many of the festival’s in-competition selections: the Killer language, English.

Though there are only two American filmmakers in competition for Cannes’ Palme d’Or and no

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The 3 codes of political correctness

South Africa has arguably become the most politically correct country in the world where even the most innocuous statement may invoke hysterical denunciations, complaints to the South African Human Rights Commission or terminate an academic career.

For example, saying that … Read the rest