This Week’s Factoids on Language, Consulting and Computers
According to a friend of mine who works for a consulting company, one of their gags involves ordering workers to break up into teams, and then perform an exercise which involves each of them writing one or two words from a particular sentence on a index cards, until the entire sentence has been formed. The sentences they use? "Caring parents are to be admired" and "Loving children are to be admired."
Possibly the longest debate on German Anglicisms on this or any other Internet can be found in a discussion forum of the online dictionary LEO right here (g). For an amusing short story composed almost entirely of French imports into English click here.
Windows Vista has built-in speech recognition capability, which actually works amazingly well, no joke! Just go to Control Panel, then Speech Recognition. Why was I not informed of this long before?