Friday, June 11, 2010

Royal Dutch KLM introduce Denglish

Dutch airline KLM has become a little less Dutch. From now on, safety instructions – you know that tedious ritual before take off – will only be given in English. While Air France continues to talk to its passengers in French and Lufthansa wouldn’t even think of not speaking German, a KLM spokesperson says “It’s an improvement” (in Dutch of course). It gives the stewardesses more time to give more instructions because up to now they were always given in two languages. KLM thinks almost all passengers speak English and if they don’t they can ask the stewardess. Well, let’s hope KLM English doesn’t turn out to be double Dutch or Denglish...

Day Opening - June 11

Palais de Versailles, France