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  • captainrentboy 27 Dec 2012 14:20:31 1,534 posts
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    Not reading the whole thread, but "Twot" really gets on my tittays!! They even acknowledge that "Twat" is a swearword that originates from over here, and as that's the case, learn to pronounce it properly you bunch of cunts!! :)
    The delivery of the word Twat is special, it really rolls off the tongue, why would they ruin it?? Whhhyyyy?
  • Feanor 27 Dec 2012 14:25:08 14,270 posts
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    None of the 20 are as annoying as people who use nonplussed to mean unimpressed on unperturbed, and unfortunately that happens either side of the Atlantic despite Oxford blaming it on North American English.

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/nonplussed
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 27 Dec 2012 14:27:48 86,507 posts
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    I wonder if the Belguimese post similarly ridiculous threads about the French.
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 14:28:43
    What's wrong with saying can I have?

    You don't have to say "May I have" do you?

    Get is such a lazy word.
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 14:37:18
    It's a whole letter more!
  • Khanivor 27 Dec 2012 14:51:58 42,730 posts
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    I see Whizzo stole my party piece for threads like this. Which often seem to be started by the people who are usually screaming loudest for tolerance while decrying ignorance. Even an American would use the word irony correctly in this situation.

    Also, for the spelling differences, Google Webster then get on with your life.
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2012 14:56:28 14,621 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I wonder if the Belguimese post similarly ridiculous threads about the French.
    No idea, but I can tell you the French's general opinion of what Canadians do to their language.

    Couldn't give a fuck.
  • riz23 27 Dec 2012 14:58:42 2,439 posts
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    I for one am fond of our colonial cousins. I forgive them their little foibles. Bless their red white and blue hearts. If only they were not so fixated on guns...
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 15:00:53
    Talking about a bastardised version of English is a bit of a nonsense when you consider what a mongrel language it is in the first place (Latin plus French plus Norse plus lots of other things), not to mention the fact that American English is about as close to Middle English as ours is anyway. It's just a nonsense really.
  • Khanivor 27 Dec 2012 15:13:39 42,730 posts
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    It's my understanding that if you take out the neologisms then US English retains many more words of the English language of the 15-19 hundreds than British English.

    In other words, it's British English that is the more bastardised language.

    Maybe Dale was grumpy because he was hungover after over warming his wine.
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2012 15:16:19 14,621 posts
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    As the great Alexandre Dumas said, "But English is all French, merely badly pronounced".
  • chopsen 27 Dec 2012 15:25:08 18,206 posts
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    Alexandre Dumb-ass more like, rite?
  • WoodenSpoon 27 Dec 2012 15:30:46 12,332 posts
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    "Can I get a coffee" rolls off the tongue much more easily than "can I have a coffee", or "may I have a coffee".

    It's just a better way of ordering things, deal with it.
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2012 15:32:06 14,621 posts
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    I always thought it was "take" that riled people like this up more than "get". As in, I'll take a beer.
  • L_Franko Moderator 27 Dec 2012 15:34:37 9,695 posts
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    People at my local walk in and say "Can I get a pint?"

    That would suggest they want to come into the bar area and pour their own.
  • sport 27 Dec 2012 15:37:29 13,533 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    People at my local walk in and say "Can I get a pint?"

    That would suggest they want to come into the bar area and pour their own.
    You should glass them!
  • disusedgenius 27 Dec 2012 15:41:25 7,048 posts
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    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    "Can I get a coffee" rolls off the tongue much more easily than "can I have a coffee", or "may I have a coffee".

    It's just a better way of ordering things, deal with it.
    Hummm...

    "May I have a coffee" > "Can I get a coffee" > "can I have a coffee"

    Purely in terms of rolling and tongues, I mean.
  • sport 27 Dec 2012 15:44:12 13,533 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    I'm so glad, I could give a fuck about any of this.
    FIXED \o/
  • Ziz0u 27 Dec 2012 15:49:49 10,494 posts
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    I didn't do nothing!
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 15:59:55
    Screw you getters.
  • liamthemaster 27 Dec 2012 16:00:37 1,629 posts
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    addicting instead of addictive annoys me to no end.
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 16:09:34
    I think this may very well be the worst thread ever started on the forum, created by the worst poster ever.

    It's like we've reached some sort of nadir.

    Edited by meme at 16:10:53 27-12-2012
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2012 16:17:53 14,621 posts
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    The only way can surely be up for 2013 at least.
  • Toonster 27 Dec 2012 16:18:41 6,883 posts
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    Boy howdy!
  • sport 27 Dec 2012 16:26:26 13,533 posts
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    Gremmi would have supported this thread!
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