Anticipating on his talk at the LUCL public event “Wie is de baas over de taal” (Who makes the rules in a language?) next Saturday, Geert Joris wrote in NRC-Handelsblad on Thursday that he dislikes Dunglish. He claims to be much more in favour of proper Dutch and proper English co-existing as indepent languages in Dutch speaking territories.
My own talk at the same event, “Van wie is het Engels”? (Who owns English”), will deal with precisely that as well, though from an English perspective. So I will be looking forward to the forum discussion afterwards.
Meanwhile, I’d be interested to hear what you think about Dunglish. Fill in this poll, and let us have your views here, so that I’ll be able to report on them next week.