Globish: A simplified form of the English language that uses only the most common English words and phrases--"son of my brother/sister" instead of "nephew," for example. The New York Times reports that Jean-Paul Nerrière, a retired vice president of I.B.M. (and a Frenchman), has proposed that Globish--with its limited vocabulary of 1,500 words--be codified for international business use. "'Globish is not a language, it will never have a literature, it does not aim at conveying a culture, values,' Mr. Nerrière wrote in an e-mail message. 'Globish is just a tool, practical, efficient, limited on purpose.'"