- Some really don' t care.
- Many are really busy doing business and don't have time to nurse their language skills.
- Many just do not know better.
- People who know better don't point the others at their mistakes, at least not often enough, since that might be seen as impolite.
- Some false pronunciations are really common, such that people feel acknowledged when hearing and doing the same mistake over and over again.
Words of Pain
- the analysis vs. to analyze
- to determine
- deter-min, as in "admin"
- NOT deter-my-n
- adaptation vs. adaption
- "adaption" is quite uncommon esp. in books and science. Please don't use it!
- Use "adaptation"!
- additional false friends: to adopt, adoption
- in sync
Best Practice: Listen carefully, speak out loudly, repeat, repeat, repeat!