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Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter

Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter
How terribly obnoxious of you. Thanks for sharing. Well, it is probably not the smartest move ever to call monolingual people dumb. But here in Europe (or at least in most countries) learning a second language is compulsory in secondary school. Therefore not speaking a second language often goes along with a lack of general education, probably leading roelroelroel to this bovine conclusion. People in Europe need only travel a few hours to encounter another language, and bi- and tri-linguality is essential to business and communication there. Also, way to be a dick. Yes, I realize that's the norm in Europe, where there's an international border every 50 miles. LH is an American-run site, with a largely American audience and authors who (I believe) are all American, so let's not pretend like suddenly the cultural norms around here are based on what happens in Europe or Canada.

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