When one is looking to learn another language, this sea of potential names and accompanying collection of strung together letters is bound to lead to all sorts of confusion. I’m guessing that English is off the table since it’s reserved for grammar & composition at one level, and literature and literary critique on another, so something else is needed. The perfect solution, which only made sense pre-coffee after a night of fitful sleep, came to me while I was looking at a TOEFL ad this morning on the train. In my head, the acronym parsed as Teaching Others English, the Forbidden Language.
Of course, English, the Forbidden Language must be said with some sort of outrageous Spanish accent for appropriate emphasis.