Kurt wrote:I'm only asking because this might have something to do with some of the negative comments you are receiving.
Both my parents are German and have been living in an English speaking country for more than 50 years. But they still try to structure sentences like in German. When you do this it can sometimes come across to an English speaking person as being abrupt or arrogant. It's only because Dutch and German talk in more absolute terms where English is a much softer language that can be much more descriptive depending on structure and grammar used. I would suspect that when you communicate face to face this is not an issue but utilising text only can cause misunderstanding to what you are trying to say.
No, it has nothing to do with xenophobia or anything in that direction.
It's when not-so-bright-people doesn't have anything intelligent to say and wants revenge for me bursting their bubble, then their only weak point to pick at, is my grammar, because they can't defeat me intellectually.
It's because I bursts bursts bubbles in a very brutal manner, been in a administration and quality department where I acted like a total asshole, not something you gain friends from, but it's VERY efficient, specially when you have to deal with very arrogant leaders, but one has to know what's one is doing, else one be 1 head shorter.
If you domp leaders contribution to the internal newsletter, because they'r 5 min late past deadline, they ofc get furious and wants my sorry ass fired, but when the big boss gets his proofing ON TIME for the first time in 14 years, and the task usually takes 8 h and I cramp it down to 2-3h and efficiently only ½ h, then all the negative voices suddenly are silent.