Lingua Franca

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Lingua Franca

A language used when two or more speakers do not share a native language. A lingua franca is useful in international business, because participants may have different backgrounds. English and French are both examples of a lingua franca commonly used in business.
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In diplomatic language, this scepticism was often expressed by referring to the target as "ambitious" or "very ambitious".
It seems as though, in diplomatic language, Ban is more concerned about how IsraelA's violent response to our flotilla looks and does not want another international incident like last year where Israel murdered nine of our volunteers.
Blunt" was the definition of analysts close to the White House: without diplomatic language, the prime minister responded that he has no intention or ability of returning to the lines of 4 June 1967, for both security and demographic reasons.
The desire to ''do something'' about the situation in Libya drove the United Nations Security Council to authorize use of all possible measures -- diplomatic language for military force -- to protect civilian populations in that troubled country.
But a colleague of Mr Collins used less diplomatic language in an internal memo to county councillors.
Such diplomatic language will not be able to conceal the truth about Turkey changing its strategies.
Meanwhile diplomatic sources told that Shah Mehmood Qureshi lodging strong protest with the British High Commissioner has emphasized that anti Pakistan statement by the British premier in India could negatively impact Pakistan's cooperation in war against terror and security relations with the UK Sources told that the British High Commissioner has been given a demarche in which it has been stated that the UK Premier used non diplomatic language which could impact the relations between the two countries.
Though many say that just like the Japanese Guam Islanders, she just informed Islamabad about the decisions taken in Washington DC to help the Pakistani people from getting into another abyss over the issue of an extension of tenure to the army chief or policy with regards to India, but officially and in diplomatic language, she just held consultative dialogue with all stakeholders in Pakistan to assess the latest socio-economic demand-supply mechanism.
And the very first of those firmly endorses Iran's right to enrich, with no wishy-washy diplomatic language obscuring he point.
The usual translation, from diplomatic language into the plain one: this means showing the middle finger to Obama.
We haven't taken off any option from the table," the admiral said, using diplomatic language for keeping open the possibility of launching military strikes.
But the FAO report, in typically diplomatic language, suggests: "Despite the buy-ins from development partners, implementation on the ground has not been commensurate with declared commitments.