Pardon My French

A group of French language teachers in Japan are suing the mayor of Tokyo for saying, “French is a failed international language because it cannot be used to count numbers.”

That’s according to this article. If nothing else, the article is worth a read for its overview of the relative challenges of counting in French vs. Japanese.

John Yunker
John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 16 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card.
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