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List of the Day: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About…Language

by Bill Hayes

Discover magazine explains 20 Things You Didn’t Know About…Language.

5 Still the one: Mandarin is the long-standing champ among world languages with 845 million native speakers, about 2.5 times as many as English.

6 But more than 70 percent of all the home pages on the Internet are in English, and more online users speak English than any other language, making it the world’s lingua franca (assuming you consider brb, omg, g2g, and rofl English). [more]