Recently, a group of us discussed why people around the world use ‘dialect’ to converse in (e.g. Manglish, Singlish, Cockney, Rap, etc), even when they might be familiar with the proper usage of a language. It is because using ‘dialect’ creates a bond of identity with others in the same group. Sometimes it is used to deliberately block those who are not in that group from understanding what is said, which has the opposite purpose of using standards in a language. If you want to know if you are using English words correctly, check out our menu titled English Language. You’ll find information leading to an online international Community of Practice which has fun with words, while learning.