10 words you need to stop misspelling - especially LOSE
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-10-2010, 02:58 AM
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French dude here, you can lecture me when you can type perfect French. English mother tongue people should just be happy to actually be able to read what French/German/Dutch/Swedish/etc. people post. Just be glad we're not like the Russians in WOW who have 0 interest in communicating in English.
Very reasonable point, I continue to be thoroughly impressed with the quality of English I hear spoken by people for whom it is not their native language. I spent many years at school learning French, and I would say that I am capable of understanding it when written to a reasonable level, but nowhere near well enough to be able to converse in it as fluently as some converse in English. My personal problem is with English people, people who I interact with every day, making no attempt whatsoever to speak properly. A lot of the foreign students where I work make more of an effort than the native students. We have expectiations of foreign students to learn to speak Engligh to a high standard. Should we not have the same expectations of the students who grew up speaking it? That said, if I understand the message I usually won't go out of my way to correct spelling. I will simply have a small nerdrage quietly to myself and then move on. It's not that big a deal really.
Edted to correct glaring typos.