> >That reminds me of something interesting. I went to University in >Australia. Some people, when they heard that I was Indian, would say, "Your >English is really good", to which I'd usually respond, "Thank you. So is >yours!" ;) > >Madhu What you said is so true ! Not that my english is very great :) ... but i sometimes I do get questions like : "Oh your name is ashok [something typically mispronounced :-( ].... , so how is your english [so] good, since english cannot be your 1st language ? " one reason to blame for this misconception would be hollywood movies which typically potray indians (and south asians in general) as having some really bad accents and grammar usage [typical example : use the word 'being' everywhere..., e.g. this is being very nice]. Its not that i resent it , since hindi movies (and all other indian language movies) show westerners (and any foriegner in general ) with very bad accents as well ; -). after all , It is being just trying to being funny in film.