Lo strano dialetto inglese parlato a Bruxelles 24.10.152015-10-18:41:36
Esiste una particolarissima variante dell'inglese, quella parlata nelle istituzioni dell'Unione Europea. L'EU english.
Every profession has its in-group ways of using language, but not every profession requires native speakers of many different languages to communicate with each other every day.
The European Union requires just this, and the people who work there, hashing out, drafting, and translating documents use English in a very particular way. A 2013 EU report outlined some of the unusual qualities of EU English, pointing out that, "over the years, the European institutions have developed a vocabulary that differs from that of any recognised form of English."
Much of that unrecognizable vocabulary is the result of translations or non-native-speaker errors that make a certain kind of sense, but depart from the usual English. Because documents in the EU influence the way other documents are drafted as well as the way discussions proceed, the unusual vocabulary items tend to spread around until they are part of the general professional jargon. Here are 11 examples of words used in EU documents in an odd new way.