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Posted by Jeff from d14-69-62-196.try.wideopenwest.com (69.14.196.62) on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 1:39AM :

It has tons of examples of poor English. It's not just poor English, though... specifically it's the "Asian" English, nicknamed "Engrish" because of the problems that some asians have with the letter L.

Anyway, sorry for all of the ethnic generalizations (hey, I'm ethnic, so I guess it's ok...) but I just have to share this with you all. I recently rebuilt my computer and I had a small problem with my mainboard. (I'll try to keep this simple for the computer illiterate). Anyway, so I emailed the technical support people from the web site of the manufacturer of the mainboard, and I received this response. Try not to fall off of your chair when reading it:

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Dear customer:
sorry for reply later, please contact with our call center in USA directly for help.
Tel: +1-502-995-0883
Fax: +1-510-608-4555
Thank you used our products very much, welcome you to make valuable suggestions more, we will make great efforts to accomplish
better.

Best Regards,
ASUS Customer Service Center Shanghai

*** I think s/he was trying to say:
"Dear Customer,
We apologize for the delay in responding to your email. Please contact our call center in the USA for assistance. Thank you very much for purchasing our products. Feel free to make suggestions regarding our products and we will do our best to serve you.

Am I way off here, gente?

-- Jeff
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