Friday, August 13, 2010

Englishes between Friends

The fact that my new friend just skyped me an essay she wrote in preparation for the TOEFL bums me out. It means she probably wants to be friends just to improve her English. I dunno. It's always hard to judge these things. People are always asking how to say something. And it's not like I don't get anything out of it. I mean, on some level, I'm trying to improve my Chinese too, no? But I don't want to work on friends' language right now. What's interesting is the putting together of conversations that can't be entirely in one language, that switch, questioned, mispronounced, and misgrammared through.

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