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  • n  a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

  • But while English may be the only truly international language, millions of tongues are wagging over what is rapidly becoming the world's other lingua franca: Mandarin.
  • Our contests were no longer as simple as who had the best natural jump-shot, or an innate feel for chess; video games featured all sorts of contests, and thus became a lingua .
  • Moreover, because the lingua franca of international hotel staffs is English, notoriously monolingual Americans, Brits and Australians probably rank higher than they should.
News & Articles

  • English is no longer the language of the web
    Conventional wisdom suggests that English is becoming “the world’s second language,” a lingua franca that many forward—looking organizations are adopting it as a working language. Optimists about the spread ...
    June 20, 2013 - Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  • John Gormley in Irish Times
    Asked on Thursday if this meant introducing Esperanto into Irish schools, party leader John Gormley said: "I think it's fair to say that English has actually become the lingua franca now of Europe."
  • Crescent Dragonwagon in OCRegister
    Cornbread is loved everywhere, but in the south it's lingua franca,says Dragonwagon, a yarn-spinning cook and writer who has spent most of her adult life living in Arkansas, where for 18 years she ran a country inn and restaurant, Dairy...

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