Agent’s Journal: Those Who Criticise Language Skills Are Neither Big Nor Clever!

They are bullies!

Dear Journal…

YoWorld is a world-wide game. People from many different countries play it. They speak a wide range of languages, and many of them attempt to speak English because it is the most widely used language. But it is also one of the most difficult languages to learn. Not only do we have ‘UK English’ and ‘US English’, we also have words which can have more than one meaning. The word ‘tear; for example, may be a tear drop from the eye or a tear (rip) in fabric. I say “all credit” to anyone, whose first language is not English when they attempt to use it.

Unfortunately, not everyone feels this way. Some people prefer to ridicule and poke fun at people who do not speak or write the language as well as they do. Just today I saw a young girl pick up on a word that was misspelled by a young man. By his name and location, it was obvious that he did not come from an English speaking country, but he  was trying his best, and in fairness, he was doing very well.

This young lady’s comment was extremely uncalled-for. She was not big and she was not clever. In fact she came over as a very immature little bully!

Just imagine going on holiday to a foreign country and trying to communicate in that country’s language. Would you like it if all the locals stood and laughed at you? No, you wouldn’t! You may get angry, but a lot of you would feel like crying because of being made to look and feel so stupid!

Please Yo’s think before you post. There is a human being behind each avatar. Not everyone is fluent in English. Spare a thought for all the hard work they have put in to learn the language in the first place. It may not be perfect, but at least they have tried. Could you do as well if you tried to learn their language? I know that I couldn’t!

Alby x

Yo’s do you speak another language other than English? If so, have you had people bully you over your English language skills? Did it upset you, or did you just ignore the bully? English speakers, does it upset or annoy you when you see another English speaker criticizing someone whose English language skills are not so good? Please leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

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