Saturday, 22nd September, 2018

Social media don't correct grammar

29, Aug 2018 By shakeel ahmad

What was Rajat Anand before Rishi Kapoor? The relation between them is that of fan and actor. If he was an advocate, another is a celebrity. His mistake was that he pointed at the actor’s performance while the veteran actor indicated his poor linguistic skills.

With eyes of innocence and bewildering mindset, both reacted at each other. There was no hatred between their reactions. If a lawyer writes something admirable for the actor’s adept performance in the film Mulk, the veteran actor condemns him for the poor linguistic skills.

This was the simple story that began and ended in abomination. Social media like Facebook and Twitter are genuinely not considered to be apt sites for upgrading our skills in the English language. A hasty decision was never good.

These platforms are used to be expanding the reach of the users’ written words in whatever form they are putting. These platforms are barely focussing on the sense and soul of the typed words. If the fan’s language was incomprehensible, the actor’s sentence was also below the mark.

Those social sites do obviously not bother about the grammatical structure of the sentence instantly. But the refined actor appeared to have read between the lines and sought the attention of the particular fan towards his poor English grammar, spelling and lingo.

He even went on saying that he did not grasp the expressed words. He even suggested the fan to brush up his linguistic dexterity. Instead of being excited about appreciations and showing gratitude to the fan the elderly actor turned the subject towards a different angle.

The actor did not wholly think of appreciating his ardent fan’s sincere praises for the performance in the film. That critical disapproval made the famed actor bear the Twitter users’ rage to a larger extent.