FRACTURED ENGLISH. A facetious term for inadequate and amusing English as used by non-native speakers: Teeth extracted by latest Methodists; Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation. The amusement is prompted by incongruity, and may be innocent or disdainful. Raconteurs may report usages faithfully, embroider them, or invent examples of their own. The following widely quoted item appears to have been lovingly polished: When a passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor. Not all such usage is treated as amusing; language professionals draw attention to it from time to time to express their concern about the quality of English as a lingua france. See BROKEN ENGLISH.
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