Non-native speakers continuously correcting native speakers, has anyone had this happen?
Today I was in a chat with several individuals, and a new person showed up. He was not a native English speaker, but proceeded to correct everyone's grammar- including mine. I put up with this for about 10 minutes and then I took him task.
This was a relaxed conversational chat, we weren't discussing grammar or technicalities, but he corrected me twice because he didn't understand the nuance of my statements. I don't mind being corrected if I am wrong, but this person was far out of their league in this situation. I can always learn something new, but to be blunt, not from this guy!
Later he PM'd me on Skype and offered to help me with my English, because he was a C1 level!
I laughed and blocked him.
I have had this happen twice within the last couple of weeks. Another friend of mine (also a native English speaker) said he has had the same thing happen.
I have been speaking English for 50 years and I was a bit put off! I am educated, well spoken and I, like most natives, can work within my mother tongue at many levels- far deeper than either of these people could dream.
I know the world is full of interesting characters, really I am just curious if anyone else has had this experience?