We kick off the Globama era with a discussion of how we micharacterise wars, especially how and when they end. Did the American Civil War end at Appomattox in April 1865 or at the ballot box in November 2008? Also, we examine why Rwanda is switching its language of instruction from French to English. Finally, we discover how French words often lose their original meaning when co-opted by English speakers. Think double entendre. Think en suite. Listen on iTunes or here.