Foreign News: Basic, My Dear Winston

In far from Basic English, Winston Churchill gave Basic another boost,* this time in the House of Commons.

Its most eloquent sponsor asked that Basic English be spread worldwide by British propaganda, diplomatic and commercial agents. Said he: "The use of such an auxiliary language would of course be greatly increased by its progressive diffusion."

Quipped a member: Would the Prime Minister have this proposal translated into Basic? Asked a Scotsman: "Will the Prime Minister see that a clear Scottish pronunciation is used and thereby avoid the fluctuating and irritating noises that are generally made by the English?"

The Prime Minister, who is well...

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