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posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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As the inventors of the internet (and everything else!) Brits have given the world a lot and I know they're very grateful.

Obviously ATS is ace and allows us to converse with colonials, ex-colonials and people living in countries we almost invaded. But I've noticed a worrying trend that American english is coming to dominate the online world.

Brothers and sisters fight back! Let's reclaim our birthright! English english is the finest language in the world so let's use it and educate the others while we do

Many Brit expressions are both errudite and keyboard-efficient. The campaign to use blighty english starts here!

For example you can type 'nothing' but "nowt" is much quicker, 'that may well have some validity' can be " 'appen".

Rather than the yank OMG (oh my gawwwwd!) we could use the Yorkshire 'fancy?'. 'Bobbins' to denote lack of perceptable use, 'hanging' to describe those not blessed in the looks department etc etc

Once the rubicon is passed the possibilities of abbreviations are endless for example even the expression of complete surprise - IGTTFOOS could become universally understood.

It's early days, we need mass support now please support this bold and overdue initiative.


Yours

Red Rog

The Independent North (of Brum) Alliance




posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:39 AM
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I think it's quite humorous that the folks who spawned the English language have apparently lost the ability to speak it.

I'm an educated American, common sense tells me I shouldn't need a dictionary when reading posts from across the pond.

What's wrong with this picture?

I move that all all British slang popularly coined since the adoption of "Shag", be stricken from the common consciousness using rigorous electro-shock therapy.

Oh yeah, and while we're at it, can the Scots have their island back?



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:39 AM
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spot of tea old chap?





I personally don't like to shortern words to much, I use OMG, IMO, IMHO but thats about it.



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:39 AM
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CTID56092,

Respec' Aiii

Sanc'.



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:42 AM
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For some reason this thread feels like a slam, am I reading to much into it?



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:49 AM
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Noo then marra. Ahhh divvent naa aboot you, but it reet meks me laugh when some septic gadgey comes on 'ere telling me that me spelling is knackered!



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by SpittinCobra
For some reason this thread feels like a slam, am I reading to much into it?


Nah, I think it's all for fun. I just have one thing to say:

G'day, eh.




posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:04 AM
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well u see boyo`s thats the snag..youm never gonna talk tidy if u dont use wenglish..i been speaking it frages..and this american is ach-a-fi..dew its bard man..and i knows me buttys agree wittha



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
Noo then marra. Ahhh divvent naa aboot you, but it reet meks me laugh when some septic gadgey comes on 'ere telling me that me spelling is knackered!


Och!! Aye yure spellin is knackered, ya wee sprite



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:13 AM
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@ Heratix, No one expects the Spanish Inquisition. DA DA.



BTW, I'm going to have to move this to Chit Chat.

5 Minutes to let everyone know where it's going.



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:14 AM
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i culd writ in txt langug, but mny ppl cnt read or rit it ne mre.
so bst 2 kep it in da norm langug.

so it is better to keep it simple because it dont take long o write a few words. no offence CTID56092.

oni x x



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by sanctum
Och!! Aye yure spellin is knackered, ya wee sprite

LOL. Now then chore, If you keep mekkin me out to be yon sweaty, then me an' thee will be paggering by the neet!



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:17 AM
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Not to be off topic but shouldnt we movw from 4.0 to 5.0?

The board has been revamped and new servers.



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 10:12 AM
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TextHUZZAH!!!.....HUZZAH!!!....HUZZAH!!!



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 04:39 PM
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Rule Britannia. May the end of the abuse of the English language forever lie in the back of our minds so that we may once again allow the empire to rise again!!!! *Cough* I mean may our language forever reign supreme. Yes that's what I mean (*Evil Grin*). May the americanisms languish in their own filth and may we evermore be in prosperity!

God save the Queen and all her subjects



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 05:17 PM
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To start with the language is damn confusing. The context of an ad I heard on the radio today meant this this show was great, what was the wording though? "It's the dog's bollocks". Now I know what that means but how can that be taken as something that is "great"?



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by sanctum
Respec' Aiii


Big i' up!

If you guys had just kept your empire, then maybe we wouldn't have this "problem." Ya did, though, and so know a dialect is kicking your grammatical butt.



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:02 PM
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Greetings brothers and sisters. Welcome to t'struggle!

Reet gradely to have thee on board tha knows.

'appen as like not there's news from the front:

At Home:
The work of the brave brothers at www.peevish.co.uk... continues to stand out like chapel hat-pegs:

Dog's bollocks Noun. The best. E.g."This song is the dog's bollocks." Cf. 'cat's whiskers', 'bee's knees' and 'mutt's nuts'.

Abroad:
A brave Brit working to civilise the federation from within has created a dashed useful site on t'internet.

Dog's bollocks - You would say that something really fantastic was the dog's bollocks. Comes from the fact that a dog's bollocks are so fantastic that he can't stop licking them! Nice huh? Often shortened to just "The dog's".

www.effingpot.com...

This site may also be useful as a starting point for the poor colonial sinners. They know not they dwell in darkness - lead them to the light so they may see the true path, learn the one true language and start speaking proper again.



Red Rog
t'Central Command
Up North



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 07:13 PM
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Struth.

Stone the crows mate why don'tchaz just talk straight up fair dinkum Aussie not whatever yez are carryin' on about like a pack of galahs?

I've met croweaters and even sheilas from back of Bourke that make more sense than you wombats.

Crikey dick. We all know ATS is Aussie Top Secret and BTS is Brits' Top Secret, but come on, fair crack of the whip.

[edit on 28-7-2005 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 08:11 PM
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You guys mind translating that? Last I checked, foreign languages need to be translated so the board can be properly moderated.

In other words: What in the HECK are you saying? I say bloody, but, just, damn...:shk:



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