The alt.usage.english FAQ
Basic English (where "Basic" stands for "British American
Scientific International Commercial") is a subset of English with
a base vocabulary of 850 words, propounded by C. K. Ogden in 1929.
Look at http://www.basiceng.com
if you're interested. (We're not.)
Source: [Mark Israel, 'Artificial Dialects: Basic English', The alt.usage.english FAQ file,(line 912), (29 Sept 1997)]
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