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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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.
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.
Using vague diplomatic language, he said that ambiguity in Pakistans relationship with any of them could no longer be ignored.
And he suggested in diplomatic language that Washington expected the new leadership to uphold agreements worked out under previous governments.
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.
While Athens seeks to cast Ankara as the villain of the piece, the country from which the flights originate has cast its responses in elaborate diplomatic language.
It is understood that the Iranians ordered the expulsion of the two officials for "activities inconsistent with their diplomatic status" - diplomatic language for spying.
It is understood that the Iranians ordered the expulsion of the two UK officials for "activities inconsistent with their diplomatic status" - diplomatic language for spying.
The blunt diplomatic language has raised concerns among Israelis that Obama may distance himself from the Jewish state to improve relations with Arabs and Muslims, but Nathan Guttman, of the Jewish daily Forward, said that there was unlikely to be a major shift.
Aa The International Committee of the Red Cross dropped its usual diplomatic language this week in denouncing Israel's refusal to allow medical teams to tend the wounded.