I DID LEARN ENGLISH from playing Monkey Island, in addition to Ultima, XCOM and Wing Commander. In fact, I emigrated to the U.S. and started working in the games industry thanks to your work - and damn the official sales, I can attest that MI was played by more people that those who actually paid for it (due to rampant international piracy in the 90s).

Funny, piracy is absolutely terrible, but it allowed MI to touch the minds & hearts of many kids my age. And not just in the U.S. but GLOBALLY. Kids who wouldn't be able to afford the game otherwise. Heck, I'm from the Middle East and we still reference MI among friends. Your work touched people, affected lives, MONKEY ISLAND MATTERED. It still does.

Disclaimer - I bought the game on every legit platform over the years, multiple times :)