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'[OT] Language (was PICs and jobs)'
1998\05\13@051739 by Tom Handley

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  Alex, while I've often found it difficult to read the `broken English'
from our friends in other countries, I would never presume to correct their
spelling. The `bottom line' is communications. English is hard enough to
learn and spell, even for those of us born in countries that speak the
language. I find it easy to understand the intent of their messages. One
of the great attributes of this group is it's international audience.
Despite our `native tongues', we learn so much from each other.

  - Tom

At 02:46 PM 5/9/98 +0300, Alex Torres wrote:
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1998\05\13@083242 by Andy Kunz

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At 02:16 AM 5/13/98 -0700, you wrote:
>   Alex, while I've often found it difficult to read the `broken English'
>from our friends in other countries, I would never presume to correct their
>spelling. The `bottom line' is communications. English is hard enough to
>learn and spell, even for those of us born in countries that speak the
>language. I find it easy to understand the intent of their messages. One
>of the great attributes of this group is it's international audience.
>Despite our `native tongues', we learn so much from each other.

You guys remember when I got flamed for (nicely, btw) explaining that a
friendly-intentioned greeting by, I believe, one of our Indian posters
could be taken as a major insult to Americans?  I think we're on the same
subject again.

>English is hard enough to learn and spell...

I work with a Russian who has naturalized to US citizenship now.  He
insists that, of the several languages he speaks (English, French, Italian,
Russian, Polish, and Hebrew) that English is the easiest to learn.  Russian
he says is the hardest - his theory is that 2000 years of isolation makes
for some really strange idioms.

He has great jokes, though.

Andy

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1998\05\13@171153 by Scientific Measurement Group

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I had to learn Chinese when I lived in China.  I also was subject to
criticism, even though English is my native language.  I think it is not
always a bad thing to be criticised.  I know that it helped me improve my
Chinese .  All criticism is not malicious.  Some criticism is constructive.
I think, however, it is quite important for those who live and work in
America to practice effective language skills if they expect to advance
their career. I was not sensitive to criticism.  Over sensitivity can also
have drawbacks.

1998\05\13@171153 by Scientific Measurement Group

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I had to learn Chinese when I lived in China.  I also was subject to
criticism, even though English is my native language.  I think it is not
always a bad thing to be criticised.  I know that it helped me improve my
Chinese .  All criticism is not malicious.  Some criticism is constructive.
I think, however, it is quite important for those who live and work in
America to practice effective language skills if they expect to advance
their career. I was not sensitive to criticism.  Over sensitivity can also
have drawbacks.

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