Frenchman, a German and an Englishman were arguing about which of their respective
languages was the best.
The Frenchman said,
`French is the language of romance, the most beautiful language in the world."
The German said,
`German is the language of science and technology, the language most fitted to
the needs of the twentieth century.'
And the Englishman
said, `Nonsense! There's only one decent language, and that's English.
We English say
what we mean - no messing about. Take this for instance.' He held up a light-bulb.
call it an ampoule. And you Germans call it a gluhbirne.
We in England simply
call it a light- bulb, which, after all, is precisely what it is.'