English is a world-known language. Millions of people use it every single day. It`s developed and changed through contact with other languages, cultures and today we`ve got many different varieties. I find it weird how we just have to add some few words with “lish” and voila! You`ve got a new kind of English, such as “Hinglish” and “Spanglish”.

This totally shows us English has to come to an extreme point where every varity is claimed as English. You could be speaking Chinese and they`d say “That`s English.” Well, not exactly, but you know what I mean? In the country I am from, Pakistan, they apparentely speak “Paklish”, I think? Anyways, they speak what I`d call a lame version of English. Saying “How you doing?” is completely fine, just as saying “Why you leaving?” is okay. Is that standard English? Not in my world. That`s more like an English we`ve made up on our own. We can`t say whatever and not use proper grammar and call it standar English. Of course you`ve got different dialects, but I bet most people in the USA wouldn`t understand you if you talked that way.

I believe Non-Standard English is on the lead, while Standard-English.. Well, I think it`s weird, though. I`m learning how to write Standard-English and so are millions of other students, and yet more than 95 % use Non-Standard English, according to Professor David Crystal. I think that shows how humans decide to develop anything in their own names and make their own things. There will always be different dialects, varieties and accents and English won`t be only one global language. And I`m fine with that, as long as not everyone end up writing “How u doing?” or “U r r8, lolz”. India-sign



  1. You are right.Pakistani English or Paklish is the group of English language varieties spoken and written in Pakistan. Next time I have a general introduction to varieties of English, I need to mention it! So thanks for making me aware of it.


  2. With compound adjectives formed from the adverb well and a participle (e.g. well-known), or from a phrase (e.g. up-to-date), you should use a hyphen when the compound comes before the noun:

    well-known brands of coffee

    an up-to-date account

    but not when the compound comes after the noun:

    His music was also well known in England.

    Their figures are up to date


  3. Words such as either, neither, everyone, everybody, anyone, anybody, someone, none or each, are singular and need a singular verb.
    Everyone plays football.
    Everyone is a great listener.


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