Why Indonesians have difficulty with English

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat Sep 26 21:56:09 UTC 2009

In an muddled opinion piece about English-learning in Indonesia is
this gem:

"Indonesians reportedly have different length of tongue and other
organs in oral cavities from other people in the UK or the US who
speak English. This might be true, as well as hilarious, but the fact
is that people coming to the US, for example, can communicate well
without having to pronounce English like Sam in the Transformers movie
or Mr. and Mrs. Smith."


Grant Barrett
grantbarrett at gmail.com

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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