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encrypted English 


A popular term for well-intentioned communications–e.g., email, etc–from those with a tenuous command of English, which is replete with “encrypted” syntax, often decipherable only by those who speak the same language as the cryptographer.

This is not gratuitous jocularity, as anyone who has attended international symposia can confirm: there is English and there is ¿Inglés? Think, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan…

Reference Wired 2/96, p52


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