People familiar with the (complex) Dutch language probably know this: not everyone in our language is a ‘you’. For instance talking with a more senior and/or ‘respected’ person we would use something similar as the French, Spanish and the German people do. A couple of years ago I was invited to present something to our board of directors when someone in my team asked me: ‘how do you speak with the CEO’? Is it in a very familiar manner or do you opt for a more formal way? I had had the opportunity to meet his predecessor a decade ago. Do you want to read more on this topic? Please visit the Lexagent website, because i’ve written this article for them.