Gone are the days when those who learned English as a second language went around speaking in Shakespearean "thous" and "thines." Thanks to cable television, today's youngsters are learning the type of English that is used on the street.Movies, magazines, television shows and music are just some of the areas where English is pounded into the heads of children the world over. Hamlet and Pip have been replaced by Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes. This phenomenon is obvious in former Soviet Republics such as Latvia that were largely cut off from English until the last decade.When asked her favor...
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