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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  10/JUL/2009 10:31 AM
Assunto:  It don't matter
 
Mensagem:  Ronaldinho, the mistake is so obvious that it hurts the ears.  It really bothers me that a student thinks, "If I heard it in a song, it must be right!  If I say it, I'll sound like a native speaker!"  Not really.  If he says it, he'll sound like a native speaker who can't speak English correctly.  It is not a crime to be uneducated.  However, knowing what is right and what is wrong, and choosing wrong over right is just plain stupid. 

Something else that really hurts my ears (well, my eyes, actually) is to find in the Forum the use of the word "Nigger" or "Niggah".  If the Forum user had any idea how ugly the word sounds, he'd never use it.  Saying it doesn't make him sound like a native.  Saying it makes him sound stupid, racist, ethnocentric, and insensitive.  I am white, but I have Black relatives and friends.  The word offends me greatly.  But there is always an idiot out there in cyberspace who simply doesn't understand.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
It don't matter  –  andre_sp  09/JUL/2009, 5:16 PM
It don't matter  –  Josi  09/JUL/2009, 6:57 PM
It don't matter  –  eddie  09/JUL/2009, 8:11 PM
It don't matter  –  Dale-CR  09/JUL/2009, 8:41 PM
It don't matter  –  andre_sp  10/JUL/2009, 12:56 AM
It don't matter  –  Ronaldinho Gorducho  10/JUL/2009, 7:18 AM
 It don't matter  –  Dale-CR  10/JUL/2009, 10:31 AM
It don't matter  –  N'N  10/JUL/2009, 11:17 AM

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