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This is quite interesting.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_people

The low 52% for Belgium hides this fact because the frequently fluently multi-lingual Flemings always get statistically lumped together with the usually ‘foreign-language-challenged’ French-speaking Walloons and French-speaking inhabitants of Brussels, who, like the neighbouring French with their 39%, statistically drag the number down for the whole of Belgium.

Also worthy of note here is that there are not a few among the Dutch, the Flemings, the Swedish and the Finns who speak and write English significantly *better* than many native English speakers in England and the UK… not to mention other native Anglos like Americans, Australians, New Zealanders etc.

Dutch people apparently are the best non-native English speakers in all of Europe! (Take that Sweden!)

We hope, however, that a certain amount of DUNGLISH will never go out of style! What are your favourite examples? (e.g. “the water is undeep”)

Philippe van Nedervelde