The only problem with the English language is its extremely limited vocabulary. There is just too much that you can't expres in English without making entire stories, even the non-culture specific words.
BTW the batterylife and speed of Android phones have been doubled by a Java VM update xD Go figure
BTW there is a KDE project underway to get all those desktop-replacement-, API exposing website apps, like Facebook, back into the desktop. I'm sure there are some GTK+ apps that do the same.