Monday, January 7, 2008
I was playing chess online with a young Englishman (which I could see from his white and red Anglian flag and the text in his profile). He played a bit agressively and I had to defend vigilantly but he lost many pieces so I beat him in the end. He asked me for another game which I politely declined, but made a typo in the reply.
He then wrote: "u are french, i can see that...... how old are... i always that older = wiser..... but experience has told me that young can= good chess play........"
Apparently my typos give native speakers reason to address me in pidgin English.
British people have a problem recognizing the Dutch flag from the French.
I am old. Very very old.