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Old 09-01-2014, 12:15 PM   #1186
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Thanks guys, I finally used 'fine'.

Cheers.
 
Old 09-13-2014, 07:56 PM   #1187
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I'm not prejudice but when I call customer service or tech support, I hope it's someone who speaks English or someone without a heavy foreign accent. For example, a person from a Pakistani or similar descent may have a heavy English accent. If I talk to someone like this, I occasionally have to ask he/she to repeat themselves because some words you will get and others will be like, what was that word???

I repeat again, I am not prejudice. I will still talk to people who's native language is not English.

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Old 09-13-2014, 08:19 PM   #1188
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I'm not prejudice but...
I repeat again, I am not prejudice. I will still talk to people who's native language is not English.
I guess it's good that you'll still talk to someone who's native language is not English. What is your native language? It doesn't appear to be English.

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Old 09-13-2014, 09:33 PM   #1189
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Probably not English, more like hick redneck.
 
Old 09-14-2014, 01:13 PM   #1190
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You can get real problems over a phone line, where you're getting a partial signal anyway. Even face-to-face accents can be a nightmare. I remember a man from north India who said that he'd had a terrible time at a conference down south — and they were all university lecturers!
 
Old 09-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #1191
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I'm not prejudice but when I call customer service or tech support, I hope it's someone who speaks English or someone without a heavy foreign accent. For example, a person from a Pakistani or similar descent may have a heavy English accent. If I talk to someone like this, I occasionally have to ask he/she to repeat themselves because some words you will get and others will be like, what was that word???

I repeat again, I am not prejudice. I will still talk to people who's native language is not English.
I agree. It doesn't really matter to me where they are on this planet. I just want to be able to understand 99% of what the person says. Unfortunately (and no fault of them) the people who I usually get connected to have a very thick accent, and I literally only hear about half of what they say. But on the other hand, when they send the email survey asking about how the issue was handled, I don't want to say anything too bad about them because I realize that it must be diffucult for them to even speak English, and they probably only understand half of what I say.

(I would like for them to be in the US and that US companies stop outsourcing to India, but that's off-topic).
 
Old 09-26-2014, 06:29 PM   #1192
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I don't worry too much about my grammar since I am not a professional writer. Writing for the internet is different from writing for newspapers, magazines and other mediums where grammar is very important.
Most of us who are not professional writers, write in a conversational voice i.e. we write the way we talk.

Even though we write this way, we try our best to use the proper grammar and punctuations as much as possible. Awhile back I tried to refresh my grammar skills, but it was just too much to remember all those grammar rules like prepositional phrases, object of prepositions, different types of sentence clauses...well you know what I mean.

My brain was becoming like the egg from the TV commercial, "This is your brain on drugs, any questions?". That's how I felt trying to refresh my grammar skills.

- later...

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