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Old 08-11-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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who knows...that report was sort of wacky...
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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oh sheesh. what genius did this study? Honolulu as #1 best place? no way. my nephew is the product of the State of Hawaii school system. when he graduated two years ago, his grammar, writing, vocabulary, spelling skills were on the level of almost an elementary school student on the mainland. his teachers would say "how much days before Christmas" instead of "how many days before Christmas" and used pidgin constantly. ok, i can see interjecting a little "da kine" here and there, but to use it to the point where the students dont have a role model on how to properly speak English, IN THE EVENT the child wants to get a job on the mainland and has to be interviewed for a job!!!
on the other hand, i can see how Corpus was voted the worst.
I have to agree. My two daughters went to elementary school while I was stationed on Oahu. They started using pidgin English until I put a stop to it. Also, almost everyone who lived there for any length of time almost always used inflection at the end of a statement to make it sound like a question...very annoying.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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oh yes. that inflection...i know EXACTLY what you are talking about!!! and yes annoying because it's so frequent. my sister has lived on a small Hawaiian island for 21 years, and i dont know how she has kept from doing that, but my nephew does it because he has grown up there all his life and has been schooled there. i am still trying to break him from the habit of asking "how much people are there" or "how much hurricanes hit that year"...instead of "many"....but his teachers said it ALL the time!!!! argh!!
and with the inflection, there is quite often a ya? or yah? following the statement. or when saying yes to something, it's always the double "ya" (ya ya). drives me bananas!

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I have to agree. My two daughters went to elementary school while I was stationed on Oahu. They started using pidgin English until I put a stop to it. Also, almost everyone who lived there for any length of time almost always used inflection at the end of a statement to make it sound like a question...very annoying.

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Old 08-12-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Kerry B, if you cant back up your statements how can we determine if they are valid and and determine your credability?
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