Sorry Paul - I guess I am not skilled enough in irony. I was attempting to 'gently' tweak (as in mocking) many Ugly Americans of the United States (del Norte) who demand that all things revolve around them - including language. As to your comment concerning the main language of the forum being one of the European languages. Like it or not - good or bad - "English," in whatever form (including VB's 'Phillipine'), now seems to be the international language. Once again, PAX - Jerry in Indiana VB - I do thank you for making the subjects in English so that those of us who are linguistically limited can decide if we want to try a translator program.