Tonyblack wrote:I also find annoying, people who constantly say "at the end of the day" during a conversation.
That's absolutely true. My friend has cable and she can get German and Italian channels, both of which dub their movies.Dotsie wrote:A Dutch guy I met once told me it's because all the English & American TV they watch has subtitles, as opposed to the rest of Europe which has dubbed TV.
Tonyblack wrote:I'm with Tiffany Aching in her annoyance of the word 'literally' in the wrong context.
I also find annoying, people who constantly say "at the end of the day" during a conversation.
Sorry Straw Walker - this has gone from being a topic about the beauty of the English language to what annoys us about it.
I have to say that I have the deepest admiration for foreigners who learn to speak English so well. I have spent quite some time in the Netherlands and most people there seem to be able to speak very good English. Certainly better than my Dutch.
Tiffany wrote:I have never been anywhere except Britian. I'm certainly a stay at home.
I do have pen pals all over the World though & they all write far better English than I speak, in Countries where English isn't their first language, I'd better add.
I love the way my Japanese pen pal phrases things.
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