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Re^4: "Question" vs "Doubt"

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jul 03, 2009 at 03:42 UTC ( #776917=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: "Question" vs "Doubt"
in thread Regular Expression Doubt

As I tried to make clear, while I can't help what I notice, I don't much care either. However regardless of how little you or I care, there are many situations in which it makes a difference.

Regarding the future, current economic trends do suggest that Indian versions of English will become important. However they are not important now. Similarly if you're seeking to make a professional impression you don't want to use slang that is associated with any particular region or ethnic group. For example I would avoid saying "mensch" in a formal presentation.

And for the record, you are succeeding in using English well despite the fact that you're complaining about the impossibility of doing so.


Comment on Re^4: "Question" vs "Doubt"
Re^5: "Question" vs "Doubt"
by LanX (Canon) on Jul 03, 2009 at 09:18 UTC
    Maybe I didn't make clear that I'm talking about the expected standard of this board not about applying for a job.

    I know that I make plenty of mistakes and do not really write "educated" English. But it's not only not bothering me ... it's important for the sake of communication that it doesn't hinder me to talk frankly!

    Personally I preferre much more foreigners who talk easily but make errors than people who elaborate flawless phrases for minutes. Therefore it's much more important to be understood than to sound educated.

    And for the posters which are not understood it's pretty unlikely that they will really understand any reply. So better ignore...

    > And for the record, you are succeeding in using English well despite the fact that you're complaining about the impossibility of doing so.

    Thanks! Well mixing German with French helps. Spellchecking is activated. And some strategies to pretend intellectuality just work in most languages alike... ;-)

    Cheers Rolf

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