Paul, I've always admired the Dutch for this. You know when they have a very good command of English when they can make and understand jokes! Jack ----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Deema To: geocentrism@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 6:31 AM Subject: [geocentrism] Re: Two spin axes of Earth? supplemental Jack L I have met a number of Danish people in recent years who were just visiting (thus no advantage gained from living with a second language) and I can state that all of them had an excellent command of English. I can only guess that they consider proficiency in English is a prerequisite to being a cosmopolitan citizen and therefore give it the priority necessary to achieve this. Now that you are part of the EU and travel within and between countries is so much easier, do you not notice the number of foreigners who speak much better English than most of we native English speakers can manage with a second language? Paul D switch to the world's best email. Get the new Yahoo!7 Mail now.