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Many times, non-English-speaking people are embarrassed because they are confused to use the proper terminology.

Are they at fault?

I don’t think so.

Looks like it’s a familiar confusion among English-speaking countries towards the usage of the language.

“Introducing ‘Lite’ – The new way to spell ‘Light’ but with twenty per cent fewer letters”

Jerry Seinfeld

Don’t you agree that the English language is a mystery?

I just don’t know, but I love the language.

English is English right?

Just joking.

It’s simple yet hard for non-English speaking people.

The following examples are sourced from the internet.

A. Many meanings of ‘only’

Place the word ‘Only’ anywhere on the following sentence

She told him that she loved him

B.

  • The bandages are wound around the wound
  • The farm was used to produce produce
  •  Jail & prison are synonyms but jailer and prisoners are antonyms
  •  When someone says ‘ the other day’-they could mean any day between the day the asteroids wiped out all the dinosaurs to yesterday

C

  • Rubber in the USA refers to condoms and UK it means a rubber eraser.
  • ‘First floor’ in the USA refers to a building floor at ground level and in the UK it means floor above the ground level.
  • ‘Pissed’- in the USA, it means one is angry. In the UK, it means one is drunk/urine
  • ‘Bin’ in the USA is a storage container and in the UK it’s a garbage container.
  • USA’s Whassup, Uk’s Alright, New Zealand’s Kia Ora, and Australia’s G ‘day conveys the same meaning
  • ‘Squash’ is a sport in the USA and a fruit drink in the UK
  • ‘Homely’ means unattractive in the USA and ‘Pleasant’ in the UK

As a non-English speaking person, what are your thoughts?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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  1. I am a native English speaker, but I loved this. It was so funny. But I also appreciate the complexity of the English language and the confusion it can cause. Im about to teach English as a foreign language for the first time in 20 years. I think I’ll keep this as a reminder of how difficult/challenging this could be for my students.

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