Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Speak in ENGLISH!!

I find it highly annoying when people pronounce words wrong... or use the wrong word at the wrong place in a sentence.. in English! I mean... my mother tongue is Tamil... i dont feel that same obsession to correct people even when they shred the language into the tiniest of pieces in the process of attempting to form a single meaningful sentence! But i just cant stop myself when the same thing happens in English.. Its not like i dont like Tamil... i LOVE Tamil as much as i like English! But I dont know why i dont get that offended when people talk in broken Tamil.. Maybe its because i'm so happy about the fact that people are interested in learning my regional language that i'm not that bothered about the small mistakes they make in the process. ;)

Basically, English is a beautiful language, if spoken right that is. But it can easily become a dangerous torture weapon when one is made to digest hearing someone confidently say "i cant able to" or "i told to him" or "he catched" or this is the best... "i goed" (apparently the new past tense of go)... Seriously, when i hear all this i feel as though a lizard is crawling its way up my skin... Yhew!! (For people who know me, you know how much i enjoy the company of lizards!)

Now i'm not saying that all people SHOULD talk perfect English... but atleast you can try and NOT screw up the language in every possible way! I totally understand that not many people are fond of the language or the teacher who taught them English... But atleast when someone tells you that you're not saying it right, one could learn from one's mistakes right? Is that too much to ask?? I don't think so. All that said, i myself am in a place where i get to hear the worst of English anybody can ever hear!! Oh, the arabs.. the filipinos.. the beauty they add to English! Priceless!! :-/ I'm simply amazed by how i have endured this torture for 3 whole years now.. I guess that's what age does to people :P

Nevertheless i'm still not able to suppress the involuntary urge to correct people when they speak incorrect English... Only now i have limited my service to just my friends and nobody else! Some day i know i'll be in a place where everybody speaks perfect English and that day i'll give a quite smile of satisfaction. Till then, all I have is a huge list of people who find this correcting habit of mine extremely irritating and i'll just continue tormenting them for now! :D


Mariya said...

I is not understanding English. Translate please blog :p

Sangi said...

ROFL.. crackpot!