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I find the question not uninteresting. Where from this wrong use of zu+infinitive in the Berlin dialect? And there is another feature of Berlin dialect, mixing up "mir" and "mich". I think there is no clear answer for such things. Maybe these peculiarities of the Berlin dialect are due du neighbouring influences, perhaps even due to influences of old ...
I would say the "Infinitiv mit zu" is neither special to the Berlin region nor bad grammar. There are many examples where that phrase comes into play.. Here's a quote from the German Duden.. Infinitiv mit zu Werden Infinitive mit zu erweitert, stellt sich oft die Frage nach der Getrennt- oder Zusammenschreibung. Hierzu gibt es eine ganz klare Regel: ...
I'm from Bavaria and we never use "Infinitiv mit zu", it sounds absolutely wrong to me. But I do have a friend, that uses "Infinitiv mit zu" - she is from Berlin, so I think it is a dialect thing. And to answer your second question: yes I think it is a sign of bad grammar, when you use "Infinitiv mit zu", especially if you aren't in Berlin or that area.
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