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  • captainrentboy 27 Dec 2012 14:20:31 1,105 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 14,185 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 27 Dec 2012 14:27:48 79,200 posts
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    I wonder if the Belguimese post similarly ridiculous threads about the French.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Dec 2012 14:28:43 39,567 posts
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    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.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Dec 2012 14:37:18 39,567 posts
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    It's a whole letter more!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Khanivor 27 Dec 2012 14:51:58 41,261 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 8,306 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 1,462 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...

    GT: oldskooldeano

  • 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 41,261 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 8,306 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 16,290 posts
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    Alexandre Dumb-ass more like, rite?
  • WoodenSpoon 27 Dec 2012 15:30:46 12,303 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 8,306 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 9,697 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 12,811 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 5,614 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 12,811 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 8,648 posts
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    I didn't do nothing!
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Dec 2012 15:59:55 39,567 posts
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    Screw you getters.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • liamthemaster 27 Dec 2012 16:00:37 1,610 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 8,306 posts
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    The only way can surely be up for 2013 at least.
  • Toonster 27 Dec 2012 16:18:41 6,845 posts
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    Boy howdy!

    3DS: 0361-6951-2609 (Tom)

  • sport 27 Dec 2012 16:26:26 12,811 posts
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    Gremmi would have supported this thread!
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