Do any other English as a first language speakers find you are picking up some ESL habits?
November 12, 2006 12:05pm CST
I think that myLot is so interesting because of the diversity of people on it! There are people from all over the world. I am not fluent in any other language, and I applaud all of you on here who speak English as a second language for your ability to do so. I just find sometimes now in my writing that I will tend toward saying something in a way that native speakers generally wouldn't because I have heard it so much from nonnative speakers. This is not a slam by any means. Please do not take it the wrong way. Again, I think it is great. I just think it's funny that I find myself doing this. I do quite easily pick up others' speaking habits and vocabulary. Has this happened to anyone else?