An example of broken English
Figure of speech is defined as ‘word of phrase meant to be figuratively used not literally. Following is a letter written before 1890 by a passenger of Railway namely Okhil Chandra Sen. The letter is addressed to Shainganj Divisional Office West Bengal, India. It depicts the ordeal of passengers, at the time when Rail coaches did not have toilets. This letter is now part of Rail Museum. (Information courtesy Times of India, Lucknow edition dated 15.12.2002)
I am arrive by passenger train at Abmedpur station and my belly is too much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy. Just I doing the nuisance the guard making whistle blow for train to go off and I am running with lota in one hand and dhoti in the next. When I am fall over and expose all my shockings to man and woman on platform. I am got leaved at Abmedpur station. This too much bad, if passengers go to make dung, the damn guard not wait train five minutes for him? I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for public sake otherwise I am making big report to papers.
Yours faithfull servant
Okhil Ch Sen
In his innocence, with his barely working knowledge of English, he created a figure of speech which should be called as ‘moronic.’ But it entertains. I had read it a long time ago but yesterday I found it again.
Added on 13 Dec. 2012
Here is another example; mark the words in italics:
Hope everything is fine on your side and you are enjoying your winter.
What the writer is asking? My left side or right side? Do we all have our ‘own’ winter? Only the author knows.