Speechless as EU rubs salt in Britain’s wound

Speechless as EU rubs salt in Britain’s wound

The European Commission’s proceedings against London for minor tax rule ‘breaches’ are corrosive and punitive

Perhaps a big part of the reason English has become the default language for much international trade diplomacy and culture is the capacity of its speakers to borrow.

No word for night attire, or no word for a single-storey house? Well then, borrow pyjamas and bungalow, both from India.

As a general rule, borrowings of words such as pyjamas and bungalow (and even smithereens from Irish) used in former British colonies become fully assimilated as...

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