Special English is the name that the Voice of America radio station has given to a simplified and slowed-down version of English that they use in some of their broadcasts. The Voice of America (VOA) only broadcasts outside of the US, and started as a clandestine attempt to send American propaganda into communist countries. Here is how VOA describes this new system, which you can listen to on their site: Does your native language have anything similar? Do you think that Special English is a good or a bad thing? A useful tool or a corruption of the language? What do you think about the ends that it's being used for? What do you think might or should happen to Special English in the future? All opinions and information welcome.