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    Default Re: Top 5 English mistakes you see.

    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    It's English - and the meaning is tied to the original object (like Hotchkiss, although that's a brand name that somehow got generalized in Japanese and not in English) so I'd say that it's not completely off the rails. It's certainly not a usage most English speakers would recognize aside from pretty clear context..
    That was kind of my point. Many L2 speakers assume that because the word comes from English the pronunciation and usage is exactly the same, when it really isn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    I've been here too long to remember what I used to say... I can't recall the taste of food... nor the sound of water... nor the touch of grass.

    I'm... naked in the dark, with nothing.
    I'm beginning to feel like that. I've started to get so used to language mistakes and Japanese pronunciation that it's difficult to remember what is natural and what is not :/
    Last edited by shanshan310; September 19th, 2015 at 14:48.

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