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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, 28 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: Esoterotica
I find people who say words wrong ie "supposably" to be much more loathsome & rant worthy.

I actually did laugh out loud at that as I imagined your distaste describing them.
Lol, honestly good line, glad I posted the silly thread now


*Edit*
...I imagine you sharpening a knife right now

edit on 28.2.2016 by grainofsand because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

It was a semi serious post making fun of what IS a primitive method to clean ones own rear.

Clearly you got something stuck up there one time cleaning and obviously haven't got it removed yet with your attitude

Godddddddd..... *insert rolling eyes smiley as the forum seems to lack one*



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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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.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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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!



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: mysterioustranger

You forgot Porcelain Throne!




That saying brings back a memory of the last time i hugged the porcelain bus



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

It's the only place we can drift and have an ever evolving discussion without being told off for going off topic. I always thought Americans called it a cup of Joe, but I guess in the city cawfee houses asking for a Joe to go might get some funny looks ?



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

Lol 'fries' is the biggest wind-up, they're #ing chips!



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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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?



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I prefer to call it "the hydrodynamics lab"



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
You also call the trunk of a car a boot. Why a boot?

Because that's where you carried you muddy boots!
Nah, I made that up, no idea, I bet DISRAELI knows though, he's very good for English language factoids.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I disagree as an Englishman here on this

To me, chips are the chunky ones you typically find in a traditional chippy
Fries are the thin ones

And then there's curly fries, the best ever fried/baked potato variant of the chip, if I could only eat one genre of chip it would be the curly fry



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

LOL, you called it genre of chip...1-0

*Edit*
It seems we agree that chip is the appropriate collective word.

edit on 28.2.2016 by grainofsand because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

It's difficult

I would agree they are all breeds of chip, however I would never call a fry a chip.

Perhaps it would be better to say they're all members of the baked/fried potato family ?

Apart from skinny fries, this is just terrible wording as fries by their essence are automatically skinny



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

rants piss me off at the restroom
edit on 29-2-2016 by Protective because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:36 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

While I'm in full agreement. Is "Hall Pass" also an Americanism?
Just asking.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:51 AM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
You also call the trunk of a car a boot. Why a boot?

I see I've been volunteered for this query.
I don't actually know, but after a quick glance at the dictionary I hazard a guess that it's an old pronunciation of the word "butt". Either in the current American sense ("rear end"), or in the older sense of "wooden cask", extended to containers in general.

I suppose if you don't have boots, you can't have "boot sales", where people meet on an open space to sell whatever they've carrried there in the boots of their cars. That's why you have to have garage sales instead.
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posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: Cymru

Haha you noticed, well spotted!



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 03:06 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: grainofsand

Well we won't even get into pop, soda, coke, et al. Which pray tell is the Americanism there?

I'm a pop over soda guy who prefers diet coke


If I ever heard a Brit call ''pop'' .. ''soda'' .... I don't know, be like some twilight zone #, i'd freak out



edit on VamMonday06am229 by valiant because: POP



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 03:06 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: grainofsand

Well we won't even get into pop, soda, coke, et al. Which pray tell is the Americanism there?

I'm a pop over soda guy who prefers diet coke


And after one of those you will definitely need to pop to the loo.



BTW - scheissenhausen is correct. Best to know, it's not the sort of word you'd want to miss the bottom off.

edit on 29-2-2016 by berenike because: one word tweak



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 04:52 AM
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Explanation:

We "rest" our bottoms on the miniature "bath" that is the toilet, in the "room" they're located in. :p


Peace.



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