On 4/25/06, Timwi <timwi(a)gmx.net> wrote:
That's odd, because most of the non-native speakers I've met
on Wikipedia were noticeably worse than native speakers.
Those that aren't noticeably "bad" will not stick out to you as
That would be true, except that I have a pretty good idea of the
nationalities of various editors, and the non-native ones are
noticeably worse. And besides, as others have pointed out, a crappy
native speaker's writings are just plain *different* (as I know all
too well from their frequent contributions to Star Wars pages) than a
crappy non-native speaker's. To me, the difference is fairly striking.
I don't see how that difference is in any way relevant to this thread. A
crappy native speaker is no more useful to Wikipedia than a crappy