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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Do you think it's annoying when someone writes with broken english here on SAS?

Do you find it annoying when someone who doesn't talk english as their first language tries to write here?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 01:20 AM
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I've never understood the excuse of English not being one's first language.
But yes, lousy English is annoying.
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 01:37 AM
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Only if its unreadable.
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 01:55 AM
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I don't mind broken English, no...

Text speak, on the other hand...

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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 02:02 AM
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Only if I know that they are from an English speaking country.

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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 02:25 AM
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If English is not their first language it's understandable. There are a few posters who are natives but I get the feeling that they are just barely literate; many spelling errors and odd grammar. I can't criticize them because I don't know how to use punctuation correctly (especially commas).
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 02:45 AM
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Oh that reminded me of my people pinpointed me to join a coaching class for english..

I dnt feel annoyed coz I know I am not a smooth butter at english

I have a heart 14 years old!!!!!
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 02:51 AM
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mother of god no!.. I do however feel stupid for not being at least bilingual.
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 03:45 AM
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No, only if it's unreadable.
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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 03:49 AM
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No, because I'm really not the one to judge people (making mistakes is human) and I'm not a native speaker myself.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 04:01 AM
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I really don't mind. The site should be used by anyone that wants to use it as long as they're not a troll or cause trouble. I think anyone that gets annoyed by something as simple as broken English or language differences needs to chill out and take it easy.

On a side note, does anyone else think it's kind of hot hearing a girl speak in broken English in real life? No? Just me?

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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 05:07 AM
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Yes it's annoying if they manage to massacre the English language, but I don't hold it against them. I imagine a lot of people don't have many (any?) SA resources in their native tongue.
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 05:18 AM
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^ That is right. There is only one forum that I know of, but it is full of trolls and people with "just get over it" attitude. People are not understanding about the concept of SA over here.

To answer the poll, I don't find it annoying at all, since I am not a native speaker myself. I try to keep my posts short, because I am afraid I will embarass myself when I write something in broken english.
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Not at all. If people are trying to make themselves understood and trying to reach out, I see no point in getting annoyed over something as silly as grammar/spelling.

Oh and I was reminded of this
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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 05:30 AM
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If that person doesn't speak English as their first language, it is understandable. But if English is their first language AND they are perfectly literate, then it is irritating beyond belief.
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The only thing that annoys me, is when people use text speak or what ever you call it and say dis iz 4 u or Iz wuz playin wiv u bro or what ever the lingo is, I don't mind if you make an error in spelling, long as you actually try, trust me I make ton's of errors in my spelling.

Sometimes that's from thinking so much about what I'm typing that I send it before I can go back and edited, after I remember I go back and make the necessary changes.

The people who deliberately misspell words to use Ebonic phrases or some other form of lingo are the people who annoy me, You going to see the dark knight rises before Friday, not u gon see Dark Knight Rises b4.

It's fine on a cell phone or on twitter, I don't have a cell phone or Blackberry but I can understand needing to do it on there but it's when you write like that on here or on facebook that's what annoys me.
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 07:55 AM
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hey at least theyre trying. i wouldnt go to a french forum and post on there because i would butcher it so bad it would probably be unreadable.
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 08:45 AM
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I've been on the Internet too long to be bothered by it. If I find it unreadable I'll just skip over it.

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