Sometimes, you meet people who say “I heared that”, “I am not quiet sure about it” or “ur working?” or “she teached them the assignments” or “sports: batminton”.. Recently, I got a mail which read ” When I drafted the letter, I should remove the word distinguish from the subject line” .. What this person meant was that ” When I had drafted the letter, I should have removed the word distinguish from the subject line”…Most of the people mess up the tense or the number of the noun or just mispell the words like ‘to’ becomes ‘too’ or ‘know’ becomes ‘now’.. I am not trying to say or prove that I am very good at English or that my English is flawless because I know that it is not… I just want to say that why don’t such people try to correct their language… They can go for some English grammar classes or probably read some novels/books and try to improve their english.. Though there are exams like TOEFL and GRE which do test your English skills, god knows how they manage to clear them with such English… I have met so many people who hate reading books.. I feel books can help you improve your language in a very easy manner.. whether it is spoken english or written english.. I find it really irritating when someone speaks in such a bad English.. It is nothing but disrespecting the language..
Want more examples? These are real sentences I have heard people talk in US and not out of my imagination…. Check these out and next to them you can find what they really meant to say..
we use to study combinely – we used to study together
keep quite – keep quiet
were r u – where are you
ur coming? – u r coming?
Me fine…me doing good – I am fine or am fine.. I am doing good
did anyone joined there – did anyone join there or anyone joined there?
she teached – she taught
I heared – I heard
panctual – punctual
she express every thing thats inside – she expresses everything that‘s inside
sum1 to who i can speak – someone to whom I can speak
most sweetest person – sweetest
she doesn’t bothers – she doesnt bother
it’s too late too pick up – it’s too late to pick up
All parents of us are not here. Thanks for the helps. I will go to your office hour to get more helps. 🙂
How about: ‘Want to make friendship with me?’ Or ‘He is too proudy’. Or ‘I will aks the teacher’.
I must say, some Australians I know also make mistakes… such as saying ‘would of’ instead of ‘would have’ or a friend that pronounces confidentiality as ‘confidenshuality’
I had missed reading this comment PB 🙂 more funny phrases from your side..hehe
OMG… my mind says ditto again. I think, you write. Actually, I think today, but you write yesterday itself. 🙂
Some more examples I come across almost every day…
Starting a sentence with whether: Whether you are having …..?
Did you had your lunch?
I said you yesterday itself.
And the classic ..Can you able to …?
In fact one of my learned friends added a new error message in the application “User cannot able to select the option”!!!!!
And dont get me started off about ur, sum1 , ma, dis and frens …
🙂 Looks like we think pretty much alike.. hehe… you have mentioned some really funny ones.. I am not able to control myself after reading the error msg your friend put.. hehehe.. 🙂 I have heard those two – “Did you had your lunch?” and “Can you able to …?”.. not heard the rest of them 🙂
Want more? “Off course”, many people expand btw to “between”.. it’s so funny and sometimes irritating to hear such phrases..
We make mistakes all the time. Even I’m not perfect but I’m trying to learn. 🙂 And I never understood how someone cannot like reading.
PS: I hope that there aren’t errors in this comment. If there are then please correct me.
Yep even I make lot of mistakes all the time and then after I make a mistake, I realize it.. Yeah even I cant understand how people can hate reading.. have seen so many people who dont read books..
PS: Hehe.. no errors girl.. your English is almost perfect 🙂