Haiyor, my goodness!
My good friend once ranted on and on about the above. He insisted I blog about this ‘cos he doesn’t have a blog. Anymore. I told him, “Shaddap lah, I no kualifikayshen to write about this because not like my Ingrund veli gud like that. Later I kena flamed, who wants to save my butt wor?”
I am not like him, go study in Ingrund and speaking purfect Luntun. He can picks up the slightest grammar mistakes. Me? I only go by feel if a sentence is right or wrong. I make a lot of grammatical errors and especially with sentence structures.
But at least I know when to use past tense, future tense, plural and singular. I am not like to bekam grammar polis lah.
My friend is has alerted me to many funny posts with bad Inglish. He bugs me with, “Cilaka, faster go and post. I want to vomit blood. What are they teaching in our universities and colleges? Why working adults with degrees cannot string a simple sentences together, using English that doesn’t make you fidgeting in your chair?”
Today, a lawyer blog buddy pointed out to me a blog which has a dramatic day and night, ying and yang, black and white drastic differences between good English and lousy Inglund.
And I cry for you, Malaysia. What happen lah? My son who is only 15 years old and his English is 10 folds better than those who have graduated from U. And this kid only get a B for his UPSR for English. Someone please tell me, where did we go wrong?
It is ok not to be fluent in English but it is a crime when an adult refuse to improve. There are so many tools and guides out there to help you. Spell check, grammar check, all these come free. Read. Learn! For phuck’s sake.