Dear Americans: A lesson in proper English.

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:37 AM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by Skippy1138
 


At least our footballers (or rugby players) don't wear protection.

Edit: I just realised how that last statement may have sounded after the picture show, I just meant helmets and shoulder pads, etc etc
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That tickled me.

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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reply to post by The Juice
 


I have no idea. Maybe if you found one and posted it we could all have a laugh at that too?

They don't have a reputation for having much of a sense of humour tho, I think trying to invade the world will do that to a nation. Having said that, I spent a year living with two blokes and a girl from Germany while I lived in Uni halls They had the driest, most dead pan sense of humour I've ever come across.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6
I never understood why the British pronounce "aluminum" as "aluminium".
There is no second "i" in the word...

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Wait, what?

Yes there is, quite clearly.

Aluminium.

See? There it is, as we were taught in schools to spell it.



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
Well your old lady of england can shove her "cares" and "forts" up her you-know-where.

Americans couldn't care less what that old bag thinks.
edit on 25-11-2011 by HangTheTraitors because: (no reason given)


This American rather begs to differ, thank you very much



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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reply to post by curious7
 





Wait, what? Yes there is, quite clearly. Aluminium. See? There it is, as we were taught in schools to spell it.


Yes Yes yes.

This has been said numerous times in this thread. In the UK it has a second "i".

In America, it does not.



posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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reply to post by Tindalos2013
 
Actually the whole "aluminium - aluminum" debate is pointless as there are actually two different spellings. You can say it either way and be 'right'.



posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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reply to post by steveknows
 


It took me forever to understand the phrasing of "In hospital" or "at university".
Americans see it as a building, thus the 'the' in front.
Whorf-Sapir strikes again.



posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 05:15 AM
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reply to post by Hawkwind.
 


My 1 year old is now looking at me strangely trying to figure out why Daddy is litterally about to fall off his chair like a giggling maniac...

Quality posts, made me chuckle immensely.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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reply to post by eightfold
 
We are all very good subjects here in England and we know our place so whatever a posh uppercrust type says must be the truth.Because who would dare question such a sage with his private education and sensible hair



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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I could care less about the phrase "I could care less.", than the Brits obviously do. As a matter of fact: I actually do care less!

To have stated "I couldn't care less." would have been a fallacy!

See ya,
Milt
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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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What I find funny is when you install anything with a language set up, it's always American or US English, never just English, we spoke it first yet it's always missing from the list of languages.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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edit on 16-7-2012 by LadySkadi because: Oops, zombie thread



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
If you don't like the way I speak, well,tough. There are many different dialects within the English Language. Even over in Europe. We have different slang and different ways of saying the same thing.

None are wrong. Is it wrong to spell the word Color,with out the U? No, both are accepted spellings.

We come from different English Speaking areas... Just because we have different dialect, does not make it incorrect.

If you can't handle that.... Well, you are just going to have to. You know what? Some people even speak languages other than English! GET THEM!!!!



No they don't. If people spoke other languages, surely they would be taught in schools?


I vaguely recall something about "France" but as they are cheese eating surrender monkeys, they don't count!



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Not hating on them or anything but Americans copy and rename it and modify it!

Aluminium > Aluminum

Cricket > Baseball

Football > Soccer

Rugby > Football

Metric > Imperial(even England uses metric),

Celsius > Fahrenheit(even German don't use it!), celcius make sense! below 0 = freeze, over 100 = boil.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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The difference between the English and American pronunciation of Aluminium/Aluminum is the following (phonetic):

American: A-loo-min-um

English: Al-u-mini-um
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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:02 AM
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reply to post by eightfold
 


Learn proper sentence structure, before you start bad mouthing how Americans talk you pompous egotistical narcissistic punk.
Have a nice day



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 03:00 AM
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reply to post by DisIllusioned PatRiot
 


That is so true.
I have to play interpreter when my wife visits the family, way up in the hills from Elkins.
She cannot understand my family, they talk fast, and with an accent as thick as a Scotsman.
The car has 4 tars. You put your butts out in an Ishe tray. and dad lives way back in the holler..



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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Sorry Ukers, you don't have a say on the English language than anyone else.

In fact, the way you speak and sound traditional English is even more removed than the Americans.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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reply to post by DrunkenDonuts
 


Because it is not English, it is Native American.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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reply to post by eightfold
 


I know that wee man is an insult and only those in New York and New Jersey says : Yous

Some American accents have very specific pinpoints on a map.


Only a handful of people on here would know where I am from if I say:

Lets get dahn tahn n drink sum Urn City n that.
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