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Alarming Grammatical Errors In The Movies

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by Khuzleur, Aug 29, 2005.

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  1. Multioption

    Multioption Well-Known Member

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    Agbaya meji!:roll
     
  2. 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.
     
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    Buahhahahahhahahhaha @ gotting. Y'all will not kill me.
     
  4. Khuzleur

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    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?
     
  5. Khuzleur

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    I'm still wondering what you are going on about?
     
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    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!"
     
  8. Leah

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    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.
     
  9. crispin

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    Why don`t we call such scriptwriters terrorists? They are terrorizing us with these `nuclear bombs` which they call English. Respect our intelligence, please.
     
  10. The Maverick

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    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.
     
  11. chigy

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    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.
     
  12. olatoludipe

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    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.
     
  13. crispin

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    God save the Queen`s language

    :1087:
    :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:
     
  14. Joi

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    Hahah help: Ohmy!:roll
     
  15. Khuzleur

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    Thank you for this brilliant contribution jare. Hope "whoever" has taken special note.
     
  16. Khuzleur

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    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!
     
  17. laura

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    ......they get paid to act ....so they should be cautious of the grammer ok ....
     
  18. thressa

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    abeg leave matter, if them taboon---that's till part and parcel of english language. Wetin man wan do now.
     
  19. olatoludipe

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    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.
     
  20. Joi

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    Nooooooooooo, this thread cannot die! :roll :roll :roll
     
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