In Lingua Franchise by Charles Foran expresses how English is taking over the world. In Singapore, there are four official languages but not many people speak English. Yet, they use some emotional phrases like "Wah!" as astonishment. Many countries take United States of America to be a powerful country. English has 1.9 billion speakers worldwide yet it cannot eliminate the longstanding languages Mandarin, Malay, Japanese, or the fourteen Indian languages. English is a powerful language since it is used in many countries but for political power or region. The language is a tool to manipulate and make their own.