What is it that we as Indians are collectively doing wrong? by Bill Connelly
Answer by Bill Connelly:
I just read Vipasha Jain’s answer where she explains how Indians find it uncool to speak in their mother tongue i.e. Hindi.
I saw something similar here on Quora by many of you.
At the end of their answers people leave an apology like this
“Sorry for my poor English”
“Sorry for poor grammar” or “Sorry for my English”
Now kindly read this with sincerity:
It doesn't look formal. It is not a good post script statement.
And Why on Earth would Indians with their own language or Chinese people with command on Mandarin apologize to English speaking users just because we are communicating using a language that is not our first language?
There's no logic, English is not a necessity. Take it as a tool you used to communicate something to the other person. Perfection in it is something you can call as a choice. People feel that society demands it. It does but isn't it is compelled enough to make it look like a forced thing?
It's a shame because if someone is going down to your language just to express something, appreciate it. Don't ask them to first learn and speak.
I have Indian,Chinese and few African students as well. I can't speak a line properly in Hindi or Mandarin.Should I go and perfect it before communicating to like 3 billion people who speak it?
Think about it.