This is a guest post by Nomad (my sister). Since she is on a break, she wrote this in an email to me and asked me to post it on my blog so that people can read her views on an email forward that many of us may have received some time in our inbox. She said :-
Forward this to people, so that eventually the creator of this joke will read my opinion. Or put in on blog.
So here it goes. Tell us your opinion and view point in the comments section!
This is an old one, but have you ever wondered if it is a fake Bad English essay concocted for “comedy”?
- If it is a Mahesh Pandey who wrote this, and he has no knowledge of the gender rules in English, he would use She for cow, as in Hindi, gaaye is female, unless one wants to talk about a bull.
- If the writer has enough knowledge to use articles, and the punctuation marks at the right places, most likely it is a person who knows English and is writing a deliberately stupid kind of essay to mock those who do not know English as well, but failing to imitate the exact mistakes such a person would make. We see the example of this in the movie Barah Aana, where the waiter is trying to speak broken English, by making the common mistakes of Indian English but has a good educated accent.
- The writer has a good vocabulary of prepositions in addition to a general vocabulary not generally flaunted by North Indians!
- The writer knows inversion of verb and pronoun to create interrogation! “What can it do” would actually be spoken as “What it can do” by general Indian English speakers.
- There are many other points in this- just read it carefully, it is the work of a person well versed in English. Look at the sentence formation, the syntax, and the long sentences punctuated with commas at all the correct places.