My Foreign Skills Pwn Your Poor English, Ignorants!I'm 100% German and moved to the US when I was almost 8. I have nothing against using silly words or making up your own, but there is a time and a place for it. With your friends, for example. The Internet in general has become a trash dump for poor language. I think the difference between "your" and "you're" is not that difficult to realize. An apostrophe is used to merge two words together. You can't say, "I like you are cat," so why throw an apostrophe into the word?
Part of me wants to attack people for using contractions in written language at all, but as you can see, I'm guilty of the sin myself. :
I have a huge love for language, and it saddens me how many words have lost their meaning. (The word awesome is thrown around so frequently today it makes me cringe.)
I fear future in which the people who can not handle spelling words I had down 6 years ago are actually in charge of something!
Don't give foreigners too much of a break. I've lived here 8 years, and I was top of my English class. Granted, it was a 9th grade class... but it's still pathetic that children who have spent their entire lives speaking this language are so easily crushed by an innocent little German like me.
squeakycow 16-18, F 2 Responses 0 Aug 20, 2007