Martin Rubin: ‘May We Borrow Your Language’ book review

MAY WE BORROW YOUR LANGUAGE: HOW ENGLISH HAS STOLEN, PURLOINED, SNAFFLED, PILFERED, APPROPRIATED AND LOOTED WORDS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD By Philip Gooden Head of Zeus/IPG, $24.95, 359 pages For many people across the world, the dominant role of English has been a problem. Back in the 1960s, President Charles de Gaulle was so…