Dunglish in an advertisement for a well known Dutch Company

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There are three mistakes to be found in the text on the billboard shown in the picture above.

The first one I did see, the use of adjectives instead of adverbs, “simple and easy” instead of “simply and easily”, I failed to see the others. That’s scary!

I teach in English for four hours per week. Every so often my use of English is corrected by a student, and my thanks are heartfelt when it happens. Learning a second language entails life-long learning, and if I succeed in putting this across to my students, I’ve done well, I hope. I am not too sure about it.

I copied the picture from a hilarious site about Dunglish. In case you are a native speaker you will have noticed all the flaws immediately. But if you don’t have a clue, then have a look at the answer. I learnt a lot from going over all the posts in this blog.

By the way, if you trip over my Dunglish in this blog, then, please, use the opportunity to write a scathing comment. We can’t allow any Dunglish in this community, can we?


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