English 2nd language sales letter mistakes

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A lot of obvious ESL sales letters have just dumb or boring mistakes in them, but I just saw one that I really kinda liked:

"Wishing You Many Showers of Success"

Pretty good, huh? Maybe you could try that as a pickup line or something?

You got another good one?
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    ha ha funny! I have not seen one yet. There are alot of ways to get by 2nd language faux pas;
    1- Use Google Translate
    2- Pay someone on Fiverr
    3- Contact English speaking warrior Friend
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      There are alot of ways to get by 2nd language faux pas;
      1- Use Google Translate
      2- Pay someone on Fiverr
      Those two are typically ways of causing these accidents, not ways of avoiding them.

      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      3- Contact English speaking warrior Friend
      That's a way of avoiding them. But someone whose first language is English would say "Contact an English-speaking Warrior friend".
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    • Profile picture of the author MobiDev
      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      - Use Google Translate
      I guess the above example illustrates exactly this approach. Suppose that the best way is to work on the language. And if the person isn't sure in the quality, it's better not to take a risk. Guess that such kind of ads will have a negative impact on the sender of the e-mail.
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    • Profile picture of the author helen jones
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      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      ha ha funny! I have not seen one yet. There are alot of ways to get by 2nd language faux pas;
      1- Use Google Translate
      2- Pay someone on Fiverr
      3- Contact English speaking warrior Friend
      Any translation or spinning software has its own limitations. The ultimate translator or spinner is a person proficient in that particular language.
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    • Profile picture of the author StarkFrank
      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      ha ha funny! I have not seen one yet. There are alot of ways to get by 2nd language faux pas;
      1- Use Google Translate
      2- Pay someone on Fiverr
      3- Contact English speaking warrior Friend
      My English is not 2ed language is third language. I use software to check and autocorrect, but nothing compare with someone with English first language.

      So I have to options: ask an English friend or hire someone with English first language, but here is a problem I must to hire other to check the first person )

      Maybe major of you with English first, not realize how many advantages you have in this world and on the Internet, a good advice for anyone who ask himself about how to make money and what skills he/she have, the language is a best and simple beginning!

      Now you can corect this post, I'm agree and I'm happy if you do it
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    • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      1- Use Google Translate
      A problem with Google Translate is that it doesn't translate style & tone; which results in some pretty terrible stuff.
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      • Profile picture of the author wesawu
        Ha Ha! True Story...In 1984 I moved to the US from England on a student visa. Policy at that time, maybe even now, was that all college students on a student visa must take and pass the ESL class. I don't have a problem with the policy in general, but practically speaking, did I really need an American instructor to teach me how to read and write in ENGLISH? After all, I spoke the Queens English. There was an Australian student in the class also. So he and I played along for the entire 6 gruesome weeks. We acted like we couldn't speak a lick of English at the beginning. Our goal was to start out acting like we didn't know any English the first week and be fluent speakers by the 6th week. Although the policy was obviously flawed, the instructor was very keen and wasn't fooled by our tactics. After 3 weeks she had enough of me and my Australian friend. She told us not to return to class until the final day to take the "exam". ESL was the easiest class I have ever taken in college. Damn, I miss those days!!! hahahahah
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        • Profile picture of the author Vanilla Gorilla
          Originally Posted by wesawu View Post

          Ha Ha! True Story...In 1984 I moved to the US from England on a student visa. Policy at that time, maybe even now, was that all college students on a student visa must take and pass the ESL class. I don't have a problem with the policy in general, but practically speaking, did I really need an American instructor to teach me how to read and write in ENGLISH? After all, I spoke the Queens English. There was an Australian student in the class also. So he and I played along for the entire 6 gruesome weeks. We acted like we couldn't speak a lick of English at the beginning. Our goal was to start out acting like we didn't know any English the first week and be fluent speakers by the 6th week. Although the policy was obviously flawed, the instructor was very keen and wasn't fooled by our tactics. After 3 weeks she had enough of me and my Australian friend. She told us not to return to class until the final day to take the "exam". ESL was the easiest class I have ever taken in college. Damn, I miss those days!!! hahahahah
          That's funny. I had an American history professor that was from New Zealand. Oddly enough, she knew more about American History than any American I have ever met.
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        • Profile picture of the author DTGeorge
          Originally Posted by wesawu View Post

          Ha Ha! True Story...In 1984 I moved to the US from England on a student visa. Policy at that time, maybe even now, was that all college students on a student visa must take and pass the ESL class. I don't have a problem with the policy in general, but practically speaking, did I really need an American instructor to teach me how to read and write in ENGLISH? After all, I spoke the Queens English. There was an Australian student in the class also. So he and I played along for the entire 6 gruesome weeks. We acted like we couldn't speak a lick of English at the beginning. Our goal was to start out acting like we didn't know any English the first week and be fluent speakers by the 6th week. Although the policy was obviously flawed, the instructor was very keen and wasn't fooled by our tactics. After 3 weeks she had enough of me and my Australian friend. She told us not to return to class until the final day to take the "exam". ESL was the easiest class I have ever taken in college. Damn, I miss those days!!! hahahahah
          To the best of my knowledge, you wouldn't have to do an ESL as long as English is your first/primary language, having applied to a few American colleges myself (and coming from a country no one has probably hear about before!)

          I ended up going to a UK university though
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    • Profile picture of the author Oliver13
      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      1- Use Google Translate
      LOL, Google Translate is a JOKE..
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    • Profile picture of the author Pushkar Gaikwad
      Originally Posted by curly sue View Post

      ha ha funny! I have not seen one yet. There are alot of ways to get by 2nd language faux pas;
      1- Use Google Translate
      2- Pay someone on Fiverr
      3- Contact English speaking warrior Friend
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  • Profile picture of the author muffty
    "Wishing You Many Showers of Success"

    I like it!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    "Peace upon you, and may your Camel spit dates"
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Tim3 View Post

      " ... may your Camel spit dates"
      I suppose it's preferable to your date spitting camels ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I would buy that WSO! Instant success just by taking showers.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    It's not only people with ESL issues that have problems with their content. I often see threads and posts that have copious mistakes but I don't make a comment as I know many people don't like having their mistakes pointed out to them.

    But I am happy to do it if they pay me. lol

    I think a worse case is when people believe their English is good or they don't bother to check their spelling before they publish.
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  • Profile picture of the author isadoregregory
    Haha! That looks like a sentence spun from the BestSpinner!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
    On the other hand, English speakers in the USA overwhelmingly speak only one language, and don't have any plans to change that. This will be a big problem in the long run, because this wiki Languages used on the Internet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia shows that other language usage on the web is expanding exponentially. Yes, English speakers have the edge now, with 55% of all web content being written in English,
    but with only 27% of web users being English speakers.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Originally Posted by StarkFrank View Post

    My English is not 2ed language is third language. I use software to check and autocorrect, but nothing compare with someone with English first language.

    So I have to options: ask an English friend or hire someone with English first language, but here is a problem I must to hire other to check the first person )

    Maybe major of you with English first, not realize how many advantages you have in this world and on the Internet, a good advice for anyone who ask himself about how to make money and what skills he/she have, the language is a best and simple beginning!

    Now you can corect this post, I'm agree and I'm happy if you do it
    You need an editor. You should also study the English language so that you may improve your English with time.






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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Don't trust any software, it is not accurate all the time. I have seen many mistakes in Google Translations. It will be better to hire a person who's language is English.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      Don't trust any software, it is not accurate all the time. I have seen many mistakes in Google Translations. It will be better to hire a person who's language is English.
      Agreed - I also see mistakes all the time in Kindle books that a spellchecker couldn't catch and only a native English speaker would see right away.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    My favorite one is:

    Please do not go in pool, unless you see savior.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    Originally Posted by Matthew Shelton View Post

    "Wishing You Many Showers of Success"
    LOL, it wasn't me, I swear.

    P.S. It opens up a question, "How many minutes of showering will guarantee success"?
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    I'm not a native speaker, but my Girlfriend, who is Ukrainian gave me a great one this morning.

    ME: "I LOVE YOU"
    SHE: "I LOVE YOU TOO"
    ME: "I LOVE YOU MORE"
    SHE: "I LOVE YOU MORE TOO"

    This last one made me really smile
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