Imposing or inscribing?

Being under British rule for over 200 yrs, I have always admired the English language.

The language is very interesting in that it has evolved over the centuries and assimilated many other

languages.

The language is both funny and scary at times.

Non-English speaking people, find themselves in embarrassing situations because of the improper usage of English.

You, the People of English origin, please remember that we are not at fault!

We are making our best efforts to speak and write proper English.

We are thankful to you for bearing with our English.

English-Langugage

“It is astonishing how much enjoyment one can get out of a language that one understands imperfectly” Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve

“Dear EGNSLIH TECAEHR ,

As LNOG as the FSRIT & LSAT LTETER R in the SMAE PALCE

U can SILTL RAED TIHS.

Sincerely,

SLPELNIG is not TAHT IPMRONTATUnknown

Thank you for your visit

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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  7 comments for “Imposing or inscribing?

  1. December 28, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Love this post Philo which reminds me of a time when visiting Gambia and having the bright idea of learning two of the local languages Wolof and Mandinka. I bought a ‘how to’ book on each of the languages and the book on Wolof was accompanied by a C.D.
    I remember sharing my idea and showing the books to hotel receptionist Amie who said Wolof was easier to learn than Mandinka, not as many rules as with the English language.
    Thanks for triggering that memory. I still have the books.

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    • December 29, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you Margaret.
      I am glad my post made you go into the nostalgia.
      Glad to know through you the names of the two languages.. Wolof & Mandinka.
      Interesting to hear your experience.
      Thank you so much for sharing the same.
      🙏🙏🙏

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      • December 29, 2021 at 4:33 pm

        You’re welcome Philo and share your sentiments regarding attitudes to people who do not speak English when most English people including myself (apart from bits of French learned at school) only speak English.
        You may know Gambia is English speaking (for the ones who went to school). I greatly admire a lot of my Gambian friends who speak Wolof, Mandinka and English 🙂

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  2. December 31, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    That is a great sign, Philo. It’s amazing how fast I can read that scrambled note. Love this post! 🙂

    Like

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