Education: Kongreso in Anglujo

Nippys (waitresses) in Lyons' Corner House on London's Oxford Street last week eyed their patrons carefully. If the customer was a day-to-day white-collar snack-snatcher, the nippy said, as usual: "Yes sir, your order please, sir." But if he was a bizarre, loosely clad foreigner, the nippy said: "Si Sinjoro, vian ordenon, mi petas, Sinjoro." In nearby University of London's University College, some 1,400 delegates of 40 nationalities were gathered in a Congress of the International Esperanto League, and Lyons Restaurants (the Childs chain of England) never miss a trick.

In their sessions the...

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