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French Useless - It's the Truth

Former minister Chris Bryant: French is a useless language - Telegraph

A former Foreign Office minister described the French language as "useless" as he called for more young people to learn Mandarin and Arabic.

I always thought he was completely wrong on everything, I was wrong, it is about time someone said the truth even if it upsets the Tories who worry about "insulting" the French. That isn't a worry, that's a duty!


Well, I think that, in relative terms, Mandarin and certainly Arabic, are far more useless than French.

The Chinese themselves pretty well operate globally in English. As do the Gulf States, the only Arabic-speaking nations worthy of much attention in economic terms.

However, allow me to declare my self-interest here: I am a Francophone, but of the Canadian variety.

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