Globish


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Globish

(ˈɡləʊbɪʃ)
n
(Languages) a simplified version of English used by non-native speakers, consisting of the most common words and phrases only
[C20: a blend of globe and English]
Translations
globish
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Gone, it seems, are the regional conferences conducted in "Globish" -- the stilted, simplified version of English that used to be the norm.
Le scenario catastrophe ne laisse subsister qu'une seule langue, sans auteur et sans reuvre: le globish, mot valise pour global-english, et ses dialectes.
The latter deplore that globalisation is gradually destroying whole swathes of culture, lesser-used languages, and even deprives English of its cultural dimension, to wit the generalisation of the word "Globish", which reduces the language to a lingua franca, devoid of any traces of culture and idioms (Forlot 2010: 98, Chini 2010: 125).
La lengua no es mas que un ejemplo de ello: el ingles de Google (o el Globish, con sus 1500 palabras) son ejemplos de formas de comunicacion simplificada, lo cual no tendria nada de malo si no fuera porque sus palabras y gramaticas nos sujetan a un imperialismo centralizado (...) La realidad y el lenguaje estan en guerra, y asi han estado desde siempre.
The common tongue is Globo--a variant of Jean-Paul Nerriere's Globish, a simplified form of English with a limited vocabulary.
Google is now a verb in English and Globish. The Internet is unthinkable without Google; it has changed the course of human history, emerged as the real time digital brain/memory of the human race.
Perhaps we should think of "Jewish" as a kind of Globish. The globalization of the English language, we're told, will eventually allow us to speak to any other inhabitant of our planet.
Globish, Robert McCrum (reviewed by Edward Cornish), September-October 2011.
Marsden Mechanics Institution: Marsden History Group present Globish: How English became a world Language by David Cockman tonight at 7.30pm.