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What did she mean as she give an example " all your eyes are beautiful " ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDanVi6byKo I watch this video on youtube ( I don't know how to copy it's link for you to access directly, sorry). It's Mariana Pascel's speech. She is a Canadian lady, married a Malaysian and lives in Malaysia She sends out a very strong message that although Manglish ( Malaysian English ) is not proper English, but people should not be ashamed. Instead of replacing it, everyone should EMBRACE it. One of the reasons that it makes Malaysian unique. In the 5th minute of this video ( you can watch on youtube to understand easily ), She gave an example to demonstrate : One single word can change the whole meaning. She remembered that one time She and her husband were dancing. It's so romantic. They looked at each other and he said in a gentle voice " All your eyes are beautiful ". She said she feel like an alien and apparently she didn't like it. I don't know why audiences laughed when she told it. And what is mistake in this sentence ?
Oct 15, 2018 6:15 PM
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‘All’ implies ‘a lot’, as if she had a lot of eyes. As a person has 2 eyes, ‘both’ would be technically correct, however ‘both your eyes are beautiful’ may be descriptively accurate, but it’s not very romantic. ‘You have beautiful eyes’ or ‘your eyes are beautiful/your eyes are so beautiful’ etc would sound romantic, no need to specify how many there are.
October 15, 2018
People only have two eyes, so it sounds unnatural to say "all your eyes." The speaker should have said, "Your eyes are beautiful."
October 15, 2018
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