Hung up on fluency

People outside the so-called “internet polyglot” community may be blissfully unaware of this, but from the day somebody stood in front of the camera and claimed they could speak in more than two languages, there’s been a war on this perceived lack of modesty, and the objectives of most of the hate-bombs have been those who’ve dared to imply that learning a language isn’t a Herculean task. Insults fly, sensibilities are hurt, and people on all sides lose their motivation. Read more