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English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby Le Baron » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:03 pm

Probably not, but those francophones are having another poke at their old nemesis. This time with the options on a cash machine. Photo taken in Brussels. Is it a win for the Irish (as the only remaining native-English-speaking EU members) or a poke in the eye for the Irish language?

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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby DaveAgain » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:19 pm

In Brussels shouldn't they be using the Flanders/Wallonia flags for Dutch and French?
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby Le Baron » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:28 pm

DaveAgain wrote:In Brussels shouldn't they be using the Flanders/Wallonia flags for Dutch and French?

It wasn't me who took the photo, but I'd say probably not because it's not in Wallon or Flemish, just standard versions. Personally I think it would be great if they did.
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby rdearman » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:37 am

Regardless of the languages. Countries should really put a lot more thought into their flags. 2 or 3 strips of different colours is basically useless as an identifier.
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby Saim » Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:33 am

Le Baron wrote:
DaveAgain wrote:In Brussels shouldn't they be using the Flanders/Wallonia flags for Dutch and French?

It wasn't me who took the photo, but I'd say probably not because it's not in Wallon or Flemish, just standard versions. Personally I think it would be great if they did.


Not to mention the fact that Francophone Bruxellois aren't Walloons.
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby DaveAgain » Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:00 am

Saim wrote:
Le Baron wrote:
DaveAgain wrote:In Brussels shouldn't they be using the Flanders/Wallonia flags for Dutch and French?

It wasn't me who took the photo, but I'd say probably not because it's not in Wallon or Flemish, just standard versions. Personally I think it would be great if they did.


Not to mention the fact that Francophone Bruxellois aren't Walloons.

The "federation wallonie-bruxelles", does, appear to use the Walloon flag.

http://www.federation-wallonie-bruxelle ... drapeaufwb
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby Cainntear » Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:35 pm

Le Baron wrote:Is it a win for the Irish (as the only remaining native-English-speaking EU members)

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:'(

:D
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby Le Baron » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:01 pm

Cainntear wrote:
Le Baron wrote:Is it a win for the Irish (as the only remaining native-English-speaking EU members)

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:'(

:D

Maltese is the national language of Malta. English is a 'second language'.
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby DaveAgain » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:12 pm

Le Baron wrote:Maltese is the national language of Malta. English is a 'second language'.
They're both official languages in Malta.

https://europa.eu/european-union/about- ... nguages_en
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Re: English influence slipping in Europe?

Postby Cainntear » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:52 pm

Le Baron wrote:Maltese is the national language of Malta. English is a 'second language'.

DaveAgain wrote:They're both official languages in Malta.

^ What he said.

And I say again:
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You've made Malta cry again. ;-)
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