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Posted: 01 May 05, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just thought about how it's probably sometimes hard/funny to understand what we, guys whose Enlgish is not so well, are trying to say something over here...

So on behalf of my name I apologize to every English-speaking QueenZoner for my terrible English, hope I don't bother you too much with my attempts to say something on perfect English.

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Posted: 01 May 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't worry about it. Your English is great. :-)


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Posted: 01 May 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perfect English?

Most "foreigners" speak better English than the locals!

I've been very impressed with fans from all over the world and their use of English.

Fourteen year old Dutch kids write better English than 14 year old English born and bred kids.



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Posted: 01 May 05, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's because youse blokes don't know proper English, mate! *cracks open a Fosters, realises he's doing so and throws it away*

heh, true dat. I am skeleton.


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Posted: 01 May 05, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no problems with anyone who's using English as their second language - as stated above it's usually those for whom it is supposed to be their first who massacre it most offensively.

I would rather figure out what an Italian means, than try to figure out how to ask him in Italian... (for example)

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Posted: 02 May 05, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Making mistakes is the only way to get it right.


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Posted: 02 May 05, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok friends i'm in the poor-english-speakers-club!
Don't laugh too much on my posts....and please send me a grammar book for my next birthday :)


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Posted: 02 May 05, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You foreigners should be proud of your english, because you speak it better than many people who have been living in America their whole lives.

I still have to meet the first foreigner who says something as idiotic as:

"Yous people..." or "You is OK?"


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 02 May 05, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

Perfect English?

Most "foreigners" speak better English than the locals!

I've been very impressed with fans from all over the world and their use of English.

Fourteen year old Dutch kids write better English than 14 year old English born and bred kids.



That is THE truth!!!


Wo ist das kamerahhhhhhhhhhh!!!



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Posted: 02 May 05, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Don't worry about it! Your english is great!


Ilya i ná malta úmirilya

lá ilyë yantë ranya nar vanwë

i tulca eninawë úquela

nurë sundar arahtier la ringwenen

Erinillon nárë nú coivan
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Posted: 02 May 05, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love english spoken with cool accents. :D


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Posted: 02 May 05, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You don't neet to worry, though it's kind of odd for me to say so whose native tongue isn't English. Anyway even though English isn't your native tongue, yours is great! You make me feel that I need to make an effort...


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Posted: 03 May 05, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

Perfect English?

Most "foreigners" speak better English than the locals!

I've been very impressed with fans from all over the world and their use of English.

Fourteen year old Dutch kids write better English than 14 year old English born and bred kids.



Hear hear (or should that be Here here)!

I have nothing but admiration for people who visit an English forum and post in what to them is a foreign language. It puts the English to shame. After all, we think that to be understood abroad all we have to do is to speak very slowly and very loudly! If that doesn't work then we give up, and walk away muttering under our breaths about thick foreigners.

Hats off to you all, and please, don't feel the need to apologise, the majority of English speaking people on this board wouldn't last two minutes if the rolls were reversed!


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Posted: 03 May 05, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

add me on the list too: really sorry if i make any mistakes - in any language that is not my mother tongue and i "speak" it here: english, spanish, japanese, whateva...


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Posted: 07 Jun 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha! learn english serry before joining on this board!

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=558609

we kicked him out :)

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Posted: 07 Jun 05, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As a person who speaks perfect English, which is my native tongue (not counting the little German I apparently spoke when I was a little kid in Germany), I myself don't like it when people take words and twist them around, making them sound improper.

The English language, believe it or not, is a language I hate. There are so many rules that it doesn't follow, which makes it hard for a lot of people to learn because of that.

For example, the sentence "I don't owe anybody nothin'" SHOULD technically mean that you DO owe some people something, but we take it as what the person implies, that they don't owe anyone anything.

That just bugs me. I'm amazed that an Aspergic person like me can understand English perfectly, because many people who are more disabled than me cannot learn to speak (or even understand) as well as a lot of people do.

That's just my two cents.

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Posted: 07 Jun 05, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wombat wrote:

haha! learn english serry before joining on this board!

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=558609

we kicked him out :)


And yet a lot more people liked Serry than they like you. Wish you'd learn to just shut the fuck up already.

Christ almighty people, is this what the board is coming to? Kicking off people for not speaking perfect English? Personally, I would never dare going on a Spanish-speaking or Dutch-speaking board and try to speak their respective languages on there. This board is for everyone to use, and I respect and applaud people from other nations who come here, some who can even speak better English than most English-speaking people, and try to communicate with other Queen fans. Sure, it may not be the best English, but is it that hard for the native English-speakers to understand?

I personally think that Serry is one of the better posters on this board, as he is always around to provide information or a link to information. And then for an asshole like Wombat, who I haven't even seen around these parts previously - and, I might had, who has worse English skills than Serry - to come around here and gloat about Serry leaving... well, that's just pathetic and sad. Everyone who criticizes someone for attempting to learn the English language and not succeeding to your expectations should really be ashamed of yourselves. I'd rather see some broken English than some teenage AOL speak.

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Posted: 07 Jun 05, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Wombat wrote:

haha! learn english serry before joining on this board!

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=558609

we kicked him out :)


And yet a lot more people liked Serry than they like you. Wish you'd learn to just shut the fuck up already.

Christ almighty people, is this what the board is coming to? Kicking off people for not speaking perfect English? Personally, I would never dare going on a Spanish-speaking or Dutch-speaking board and try to speak their respective languages on there. This board is for everyone to use, and I respect and applaud people from other nations who come here, some who can even speak better English than most English-speaking people, and try to communicate with other Queen fans. Sure, it may not be the best English, but is it that hard for the native English-speakers to understand?

I personally think that Serry is one of the better posters on this board, as he is always around to provide information or a link to information. And then for an asshole like Wombat, who I haven't even seen around these parts previously - and, I might had, who has worse English skills than Serry - to come around here and gloat about Serry leaving... well, that's just pathetic and sad. Everyone who criticizes someone for attempting to learn the English language and not succeeding to your expectations should really be ashamed of yourselves. I'd rather see some broken English than some teenage AOL speak.


Well said Lester. I am AMAZED and have always wanted to say how VERY much I respect, admire and applaud, Sergey..and all of the other Qzoners from around the globe who come to QZ and speak, from what I can see, wonderful English.

Yet in my own USA neighborhood, I can't get through a day without hearing Latino, Spanish, Russian, 20 kinds of Oriental. You wouldn't believe how many foreign languages I heard just at McDonalds for breakfast this morning.

Does ANYONE in the USA speak and understand English anymore, Cripes!

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

You foreigners should be proud of your english, because you speak it better than many people who have been living in America their whole lives.

I still have to meet the first foreigner who says something as idiotic as:

"Yous people..." or "You is OK?"


That's another thing here in the USA. The few people who "speak" English, I hear this same crap too. Or "axe me a question, yous alls about the specific ocean". Really!!!! Humph!


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Posted: 08 Jun 05, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Wombat wrote:

haha! learn english serry before joining on this board!

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=558609

we kicked him out :)


And yet a lot more people liked Serry than they like you. Wish you'd learn to just shut the fuck up already.

Christ almighty people, is this what the board is coming to? Kicking off people for not speaking perfect English? Personally, I would never dare going on a Spanish-speaking or Dutch-speaking board and try to speak their respective languages on there. This board is for everyone to use, and I respect and applaud people from other nations who come here, some who can even speak better English than most English-speaking people, and try to communicate with other Queen fans. Sure, it may not be the best English, but is it that hard for the native English-speakers to understand?

I personally think that Serry is one of the better posters on this board, as he is always around to provide information or a link to information. And then for an asshole like Wombat, who I haven't even seen around these parts previously - and, I might had, who has worse English skills than Serry - to come around here and gloat about Serry leaving... well, that's just pathetic and sad. Everyone who criticizes someone for attempting to learn the English language and not succeeding to your expectations should really be ashamed of yourselves. I'd rather see some broken English than some teenage AOL speak.

Good post, Lester. With you on that one. Especially as English is my second language and I do some mistakes from time to time (sometimes less, sometimes more...). As I wrote in that thread Wombat pointed out- is it because of English or is it because Serry is Russian and Wombat is Ukrainian...? I refuse to believe is only language-based...

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Posted: 08 Jun 05, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you guys! I appreciate your good replies about me, thanks!

I'm not going to leave this board because of Wombat, it was someone else who wrote that my English is far away from perfect - and yes, that's right, I know, but... Umm... I have never learned English in my life, I don't have any Russian-English dictionary around me when I'm near my PC. Therefore if I make mistakes or write something meaningless - I'm sorry about that.

Russian and English languages are TOO different - we don't have articles 'a', 'the' for instance, nor 'am', 'are' - if you wanna say "I'm going to kick your ass" on Russian it would be "I going to kick your ass" :)

So again, sorry!