The War is going to be All Right, my son. The English Language is safe to be the world language. The very Germans will treat their own tongue as a dialect. Goethe will be like Dunbar, or perhaps Burns. Scandinavians and Latins will cultivate English. German is a shotten herring. It’s all right…. Their only chance was to bully their language up to a cock position, and they have failed. On its own merits it hasn’t a chance.
(Carta de Walter Raleigh a John Sampson, 6 de julio de 1917)