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Alarming Grammatical Errors In The Movies

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Multioption

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OlaMichael said:
I don't even want to begin to lists all the bullets from this thread alone...but suffice to say that grammatical errors are all part of the society we live in, in Nigeria.
Sola said:
Tank you jare. People wey dey complain sef no fit string a sentence together without crippling a bird flying by jejely.
Agbaya meji!:roll
 

Simisola

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Was watching a yoruba movie called Ire Ati Anu and there's dis scene where the gal was going to tell her dad something. It's a 'yoruba' movie o, not english, instead of her to start off with the language she already knows, she started like dis 'Dad, it's gotting...., she was going to say, it's getting... I couldn't take it in, even my mum bend head small when she heard it.
 
Zimmy5 said:
The thing with people is that they make the bad overshadow the good.....they just don't want to see any good in others.But Zimmy5 says........"tagbon or no tagbon"........it's still got u watching the films and coming back for more......so I suggest u sheath ur sword Khuzlur.........and get something constructive to talk about.........failing which......u should let stuff alone!
If the thread is not constructive weti you come find there? secondly if you don't see the need for the thread, ignore it. Abi somebody force you to comment?
 
Jamie said:
Why is it that we always diss Naija films? It’s the 3rd biggest film industry in the world…. come on! Always comparing it to the western world (what no capital’s)? Hell no!! not for the “western world”…. see I said it again. Well let’s not digress. I feel two ways; one is that if you look at them (quality of Naija films) from a Hollywood perspective, well how can I say, they don’t quite cut it, but thats cool in it's own way. Then you look at it from another perspective, the sales figures, and the amount of people that it reach's, show's that, you can see that it appeals to more people than you can even think. Either way we still buy them, watch them; copy them to sell (you guys know who you are), if you did'nt you would not be reading this. By this time you must be thinking, what’s this guy going on about, well let put you out of your misery.
My point is, is that we don’t praise them enough (Naija Films That Is), for those's who have lost the plot already. Stop putting that crap, i.e. “Alarming Grammatical Errors In The Movies”. Threads “So please (in my polite voice) if you watch them to find mistakes you may miss the story line” Enjoy….
If you don’t grab what the gist is start again.. Top left… p.s. don’t forget the title.
I'm still wondering what you are going on about?
 

Multioption

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Jamie said:
Why is it that we always diss Naija films? It’s the 3rd biggest film industry in the world…. come on! Always comparing it to the western world (what no capital’s)? Hell no!! not for the “western world”…. see I said it again. Well let’s not digress. I feel two ways; one is that if you look at them (quality of Naija films) from a Hollywood perspective, well how can I say, they don’t quite cut it, but thats cool in it's own way. Then you look at it from another perspective, the sales figures, and the amount of people that it reach's, show's that, you can see that it appeals to more people than you can even think. Either way we still buy them, watch them; copy them to sell (you guys know who you are), if you did'nt you would not be reading this. By this time you must be thinking, what’s this guy going on about, well let put you out of your misery.
My point is, is that we don’t praise them enough (Naija Films That Is), for those's who have lost the plot already. Stop putting that crap, i.e. “Alarming Grammatical Errors In The Movies”. Threads “So please (in my polite voice) if you watch them to find mistakes you may miss the story line” Enjoy….
If you don’t grab what the gist is start again.. Top left… p.s. don’t forget the title.
Jamie, I had to read your post thrice to absorb your points. You're sayin people should do the following:

1) Grip with the story line
2) Stop picking holes because the industry is in the growing phase
3) Stop comparing Nollywood to Hollywood because the latter is more advanced.

You also highlighted the merits of the industry:

4) Despite Nollywood's mediocre films, some people still earn a living, while some profit from pirating, and largely, many still delight in watching them.

Lastly, you're saying Nollywood fans who can't handle errors should...

5) Stop watching Nollywood films.

Jamie is saying to Nollywood critics: "MOVE ON!"
 
Who says that mistakes are common?
English is just a foreign language which we learnt while grown up. its not our mother tongue that we have to be fluent. Even white people make mistakes then how about us.
Can u learn a foreign language and be perfect in everything? No. But we go on improving from time to time. As time goes on, everything will be fine with english cause they will be used.

Anyway, correction is good too. but in a good way.
 
Why don`t we call such scriptwriters terrorists? They are terrorizing us with these `nuclear bombs` which they call English. Respect our intelligence, please.
 

The Maverick

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Leah said:
Who says that mistakes are common?
English is just a foreign language which we learnt while grown up. its not our mother tongue that we have to be fluent. Even white people make mistakes then how about us.
Can u learn a foreign language and be perfect in everything? No. But we go on improving from time to time. As time goes on, everything will be fine with english cause they will be used.

Anyway, correction is good too. but in a good way.
Do you know that most of these actors end up re-writing half the script on the set...imagine just how bad the originals are....

please give me a break on the foreign language nonsense...What is Nigeria's national language again??? Do not make excuses for mediocrity. That's why we're not moving forward. Look at the title of the thread...it says "Alarming..." if it was just a few mistakes here and there, ok...but there are way toooooo many.
 
hello Khuzleur,u wey dey size another person english go first of all correct ur own now.U know no say mistake is always.Una too dey criticize.U wrote it is high time he/she takes action instead of took action.
Encouragement is better than criticism.
 
chigy said:
hello Khuzleur,u wey dey size another person english go first of all correct ur own now.U know no say mistake is always.Una too dey criticize.U wrote it is high time he/she takes action instead of took action.
Encouragement is better than criticism.

You cannot blame him on that aight. Most people don't know that after the word "high time" past tense should be followed (except if the word doesn't have past tense). But, Americans will tell you that it is wrong, except the ones that are very good in English.

It is high time we started doing something about the grammar (it does sound wrong, but it is the correct word)

It is high time we start doing something about the grammar (this does sound very perfect, but it is wrong). THIS IS WHAT I HEAR FROM PEOPLE EVERY TIME.


So, we are talking about the spoken English and not the online typos.
 
God save the Queen`s language

vince said:
Give ya american friends helmets,shields and bulletproof vests before watching!Hehe! :biggrinsa
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:sport-smi I think such scripwriters should be added to the list of terrorists.They are terrorizing us with "nuclear bombs" which they call English. Don`t insult our intelligence, scriptwriters. help:
 
olatoludipe said:
You cannot blame him on that aight. Most people don't know that after the word "high time" past tense should be followed (except if the word doesn't have past tense). But, Americans will tell you that it is wrong, except the ones that are very good in English.

It is high time we started doing something about the grammar (it does sound wrong, but it is the correct word)

It is high time we start doing something about the grammar (this does sound very perfect, but it is wrong). THIS IS WHAT I HEAR FROM PEOPLE EVERY TIME.


So, we are talking about the spoken English and not the online typos.
Thank you for this brilliant contribution jare. Hope "whoever" has taken special note.
 
chigy said:
hello Khuzleur,u wey dey size another person english go first of all correct ur own now.U know no say mistake is always.Una too dey criticize.U wrote it is high time he/she takes action instead of took action.
Encouragement is better than criticism.
I acknowledge my mistakes and probably that's the reason why I'm not an actress. But take note that perfection may be a necessary criteria but not a compulsory criteria for criticizing. I love Nollywood and I will criticize them if that is what will help them attain their best. Secondly some people were born to encourage good and others to criticize wrong. Which one u dey? U were born to encourage wrong !!!!
I STILL HOLD MY OPINION. THE ERRORS SHOULD BE STOPPED!
 
Sola said:
Abegi! As if English na ya language. All of una wey dey talk, una bullet no diiferent from there own. We're Naijas. Bulleting is normal and accepted. As Lagbaja talk, "t'abon meeeeeen". If una no like am, comot ya head jo.
......they get paid to act ....so they should be cautious of the grammer ok ....
 
thressa said:
abeg leave matter, if them taboon---that's till part and parcel of english language. Wetin man wan do now.
Not my sis......... if you tabo for Yoruba now, you are still pardon for the bomb....... English is a little bit different. According to most of them, they went to secondary school before they dropped out or finished their studies.
 
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