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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    [Tdol's Blog] Do not might one's understand to speak

    Do not might one's understand to speak



    The title comes from Pedro Carolino's English as She is Spoke (1883), an accidental classic that is meant to be an English phrasebook and conversational guide, but as the author couldn't speak much or any English, he created a garbled translation of a Portuguese-French phrasebook that has a charm in its ridiculousness.

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    birdeen's call is offline VIP Member
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    Re: [Tdol's Blog] Do not might one's understand to speak

    It's a good thing I wasn't having hot coffee while listening to her.

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    Re: [Tdol's Blog] Do not might one's understand to speak

    And if you did listen to her, you'd never get a cup of very hot coffee in the UK again.

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    Wink Re: [Tdol's Blog] Do not might one's understand to speak

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    It's a good thing I wasn't having hot coffee while listening to her.
    You might want to check out the videos which Tdol and I linked in this thread. ( Post #4 by Tdol and post #6 by me.)

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