Dear Nonnative English-Speaking Friends,
Oftentimes when you comment on my stories, you apologize for your imperfect grammar. And I get that you want to be polite or you’re afraid of being seen a certain way, but at least in your communications with me, you don’t have to apologize!
I get it. English isn’t my first language, either. My parents both have strong Spanish accents when they speak English and they sometimes ask me for meanings of words or correct spellings. We are a nonnative English-speaking household.
The important thing is that you’re trying. You’re learning. You’re doing your best, and that is nothing to apologize for or be ashamed of.
So no more “I’m sorry’s,” okay? Tell me where you’re from instead! Say “hello from (country)” or “greetings from (country)”. I’m always excited to see where people who communicate with me are from.
Now please resume your business and have a nice day!