Man Corrects 9 English Mistakes, See Reactions
The British Royal statement issued to Meghan Markle on March 9 had errors according to Mwalimu Njenga
Joshua Njenga Source: Facebook In a post he shared on his Facebook page, Njenga highlighted the ‘errors’ that were made in the statement, introducing the words he thought would be appropriate.
According to Njenga, the statement was faulty right from the header to its body, pointing out the unnecessary wordiness that had been carried therein. His confidence to challenge the statement has left many tickled, given it was by the perceived owners of the English language.
“Dear Buckingham Palace, In my morning class, we discussed the difference between active and passive writing, and we used your statement for practice. I asked my students to rewrite it using active language. Here is what they did. Have a great day. Mwalimu Joshua Njenga,” he said.
The correction has been received with mixed reactions from social media users with many castigating Mwalimu for being “petty”. “You just dumb how can u replace particularly to especially u get issue with English,” Marmah Martey wrote. “You can’t know English than everyone including those you Learned English from. I mean the Englishmen,” Abubakar Sadik. reacted. “He’s not right entirely. The fact that you want to change it from passive to active and or vice versa doesn’t mean you must remove some parts of the statement,”
Earlier reported that a Nigerian lady shared a video of her mum scolding her after she corrected her English. The lady identified simply as Damilola shared a funny experience she had with her mother. Damilola explained that she tried to correct her mother’s English, and her mother was offended. In the video, her mother’s furious voice could be heard giving her the lesson of her life.