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21 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 4/4/14
I don't care how you speak, as long as I can understand you. If you're making an honest attempt and getting your point across, that's all that matters.

What really bugs me is people with an absolute lack of any communication skills, to the point that holding a conversation with them is either a very surreal experience or like talking to a wall. I mean, I'm not all that good at talking myself, but damn.
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On a sidenote, I was playing gtav, and I know he's speaking english, but I never know what Lamar is saying...
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Just got done watching the second season of Genshiken, and I love Susan and all, but that Engrish.
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The k in knife was not always silent. In Old English it was pronounced. Same goes for any other word with a silent k.
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34 / M / ATX
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Posted 4/4/14
Very interesting!

I never knew we pronounced it that way because some guys in the 16th or 17th century thought it was to hard to pronounce.

Posted 4/12/14
I'm not at all offended by anyone mispronouncing things; especially if they're first language isn't English. English is mangled everywhere, in every nook and cranny. Who am I to judge what's right and what's wrong? //Shrug.
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Well i cannot say refrigerator at all and it really bothers me. Like when i see one i just say like cooler or something.
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Posted 4/12/14
dat Engrish
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23 / M / Beyond The Wall
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
There is only 1 person who can get away with using Engrish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt7tIHE_pAM
Posted 4/12/14
I often say that I can barely speak english. There are times when I jokingly force engrish, but there are some sounds I definitely have to be creative to make. I think I only had to get angry at someone making a comment about it once - most, I assume, find it cute even if the loud minority mocks it. It may just be that I've met kind people, I dunno, haha.
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I would never look down on someone speaking broken English especially if it is a second language. I would applaude them for even learning it. My sister-in-law has a masters in English and like she says. American english is one of the hardest language s to learn.

Good example is to check out the comedian Galliger and his standup routine about pronouncing various words

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17 / F / イブキド
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I think that many slang words are just sad to use (swag, mayn, yolo, etc).
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26 / F / Spring, TX
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Posted 4/12/14
"Engrish..."


It drives me nuts if I know the person is purposefully butchering the language because they think it's "kewlz." There are a bunch of factors that lead to "Engrish," but usually I am easily irked and you find me glaring with Samuel Jackson screaming loud in my head:

"ENGLISH, MOTHER F***ER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?!"
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