Luxus linguae blogs an interview in Spiegel Online (English version) with Peter Torry, the British ambassador to Germany. It’s partly about the German stereotypes of the British.
I’m sorry to be so petty, but I couldn’t help seeing the first line quoted:
bq. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Your German colleague in Great Britain, Ambassador Matussek, put it very differently over the weekend.
‘Your German colleague in Great Britain’ indeed! When will they get native speakers to go over this kind of thing?
The best message for me is probably not to mourn the death of the English language, but to take an interest in it as a curiosity.