I know the silly season has arrived when I read this report, Chinese educationists threaten protest over English usage.
The silliness is even more pronounced by the scenario shown by this op-ed piece in Malaysian Insider entitled, Speaking in tongues.
The basic proposition in the op-ed piece is, how are these Mandarin language, anti-English language chauvinists going to communicate their grievance to a general public in Mandarin?
I suppose the Dong Zong or Jiao Zong buggers can also communicate their grievance in Bahasa Malaysia. This should bring a warmish sort of glow to the hearts of the other buggers at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
I guess us English-proficient buggers are in the minority. That is why we can't afford to be silly. We shall have to stick to being knowledgeable and wise I guess...