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It's a toilet not a restroom, get over yourselves! ...and other annoying Americanisms

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posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 05:20 AM
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Lego.
Lego.
Lego.
NOT "Legos". Lego is the brand name of the product, therefore, you have some Lego, you do not have some Legos. Same goes for vinyl, you might have some records, but you do not have some "vinyls".

Leant pluralism




posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 07:29 AM
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Some honest alternatives then:

The Place of Great Stench

Bodily Excretion Room

The Communal Sh*tter

The Piss and Poo Palace

The Porcelain Throne Upon which We Deposit Our Collective Asses and Germs

Excuse to Hide from Boss and Play on Phone Land

The She Said This is Where the Crabs Came from Place of Dread

The What the # Did I Just Step in Wasteland

.......

And I'll just agree with everyone else who mentioned that an asshole and an asshat are different creatures (but from the same zoo).

Assholes may or may not be stupid. It is possible to be a smart asshole. Such a person willfully disregards other's comfort in favor of their own selfish interests.

Asshats, by contrast, foolishly believe their rear makes a good head-storage device. This is less an act of will and more a result of some underlying inability to detect a) their own sh*t does, in fact, stink b) the general customs of the outside world that suggest other forms of headcovering . So, an asshat, is, by definition a fool, idiot and/or narcissist.

Hope that helps...



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Discotech

Use the 3 clam shells. . . .


gotta love the obscure demolition man reference lol.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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how are you not cross, your not an object nor are you moving to and location from another. ohh is cross one of those words that was used magically to mean mad or pissed off oh but wait im not "pissing" im just mad, but we both know what the other said? haha why did you even start this thread. there are legitimate reasons for everything right?



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: MConnalley
haha why did you even start this thread

I was in a silly mood and thought it would be a chuckle to have a silly rant.
Thanks again to all who replied here, I haven't posted a new topic in a while and had forgotten how fast you have to type to keep up with the responses!



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI
Thanks. That actually made sense. The trunk is in the butt end of the car.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
Apart from skinny fries, this is just terrible wording as fries by their essence are automatically skinny


Two problems with "French Fries", they aren't always fried and they aren't french.

I associate Fries with being the thinner version of a chip (thanks to McDonalds). And any thinner and it becomes a Crisp. I think that's the way to go.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: grainofsand
Nope, chips are what you call crisps. Now, somebody mentioned how you guys call a truck a lorry. You also call the trunk of a car a boot. Why a boot?


And the hood is called a bonnet. LOL A bonnet here is what women wore on their heads in the old days, or a baby bonnet/hat. LOL

And look what they call cigarettes! LOL
edit on 29-2-2016 by Night Star because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand

originally posted by: Night Star

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Night Star
Hahahaha! Cawfee. You are certainly my fellow New Englander!


I most certainly am not. You weirdos pronounce it 'cahfee'.


Not in my city they don't. It's cawfee. Maybe in neighboring States and cites, but here it is definitely cawfee.

Lol this kind of funny thread drift is exactly what makes the rant forum such a great place to post random thoughts!


I know. I'm having a lot of fun and laughs in here!



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Night Star
And a hood is also something worn over the head.
Obviously the same metaphor.

Have you noticed "Sidewalk" versus "Pavement?"



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Cars are a pretty good example for different words:

Boot - Trunk
Bonnet - Hood
Windscreen - Windshield
Exhaust Pipe / Silencer - Tail pipe / Muffler
Gear Box - Transmission
Gear Stick/Lever - Gear Shift
Indicators - Turn Signals
Wing - Fender
Wing Mirror - Side Mirror

...it shows me that our languages are evolving similar to how we do as people. I wonder if we could understand someone speaking English from say 500 years in the future.


edit on 29.2.2016 by grainofsand because: Typo



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
...it shows me that our languages are evolving similar to how we do as people. I wonder if we could understand someone speaking English from say 500 years in the future.


Not if it is Geordie.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Lol, I love the Geordie accent, I work with one occasionally I enjoy chatting with him.
I was seeing a Geordie lass some years back and was bewitched when she spoke to me...even when she shouted at me...ah that lovely lovely voice...



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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This thread reminds me of this.





posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:43 PM
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In the UK, they call them, "jellied Eels".

In the US, we call them, ""What THE HELL WAS THAT!"



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

Haha "I could care less" actually does irritate me for the same reasons as described in the vid, good one, hadn't seen it before.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
In the UK, they call them, "jellied Eels".

In the US, we call them, ""What THE HELL WAS THAT!"

Never eaten one, and hope I never will, 'orrible looking things!



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
I take it you've never eaten a "Jelly-baby". They're delicious.
(Or pehaps you call them "jelly-beans")


edit on 29-2-2016 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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Hey when yall stop calling SOCCER. football.

I might just stop calling it a restroom.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: neo96
"Soccer" is short for "Association football", so both names are right.



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