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Now Thats funny

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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Dec 27, 2011 at 19:44

You said

I take it the same way ... you had claimed Arab friends.... then backed away. With one challenge

Where did I back away Amin? Is that your poor memory again or taqiyya to avoid loss of face again?

No to your poor English again.

"You have stated that you have Arabic friends. Then you backed away from that claim! With a single challenge ?"

See how that makes much more sense? See how English is written? Now to your next sentence.

After long editing you tried to claim that you had better skills. Yet as soon as that was gone... why did the standards fall here?

"After going to great lengths to edit my sentences, your standards seem to slip away. Why was that Mr. Hall?"

Now Amin, can you now see how my sentence is clear in conveying meaning, and yours is a bit confused. I also note that you still have no concept of how to use punctuation !

Then as a final demonstration of your poor English you said;

He he ha ha ha - "LOL" is that your high quality literacy? Ha ha ha

I assume amongst the immigrant communities " He ha ha ha ha" is very stylish, but after 4 generations living in the UK I am very surprised.

LOL is a recognised term, an abbreviation of laugh out loud. Now I have never claimed to be a linguist, as you have claimed many times. I have not claimed to be "far far superior in English" as you have.

I am merely pointing out that your lack of punctuation is a sign of poor English skills. Your poor sentence structure and spelling mistakes as opposed to a typo show you probably speak English poorly as well. This renders your English in my opinion is atrocious, and tried to give you some help in improving your written English, so that next time you boast of how great your linguist skills are people will not laugh at you. It was a bit unfair of me comparing your English to Hinal's, our local 7/11 clerk, as his English is definitely better than yours.

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