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English as a lingua franca: a form of English that is sometimes used as a way of communicating by people whose first languages are not English, and that has some features that are not usually considered to be correct in standard English
British a way of speaking that many people from London and southeastern England have. It combines some features of standard English with others that are typical of London and areas around the Thames estuary, for example using a glottal stop for the ‘t’ sound.
Australianinformal Australian English
a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bunBuzzWord Article
high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or clubadd a word
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