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  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 16:36:14
    go seahawks
  • EMarkM 27 Dec 2012 16:38:09 3,793 posts
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    @Deckard1 Genuinely just burst out laughing in Macclesfield bus station!
  • sport 27 Dec 2012 16:47:31 13,065 posts
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    meme wrote:
    go seahawks
    /fires hotdog from cannon
  • Whizzo 27 Dec 2012 16:53:18 43,949 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:While he eats a Baby Ruth bar wrapped in really shit bacon with bits of bone and tons of fat in it.
    Fixed!
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 17:11:47
    Are we all allowed to use the word spastic on the forum now? Or is it only retarded cunts like DM who've allowed to use it?

    "It's OUR word!"
  • morriss 27 Dec 2012 17:13:42 71,284 posts
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    In America, they build Legos.
  • Syrette 27 Dec 2012 17:18:07 45,501 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    Americans wanting to be classified as anything but Americans. I'm Irish, Swedish and Spanish, fourth generation. Fuck off. You're American.
    I love 'Irish-Americans' who've never been to Ireland and think drinking Guinness all the time makes them special.
  • mal 27 Dec 2012 17:32:03 24,171 posts
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    In a television programme presented by Melvyn Bragg (don't think it was a South Bank, but do recall it being on ITV), he listed a number of everyday British English words that came from our Atlantic cousins - words you might guess like 'alright' (and perhaps 'everyday', dunno) but also quite a few more common words you might have thought had been around forever. I'd love to be able to find that list online, but all I can find is lists going on about sidewalks and faucets.
  • RelaxedMikki 27 Dec 2012 18:22:55 1,005 posts
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    I like Macclesfield Bus Station. It's really simple geometry twisted over the severe curve of a steep hill. I bet the architect had some fun with the CAD programme whist he was architecting that beauty.

    I have no problem with Americanisms in the English language. Words are just letters. I'm just glad there are so much commonality between our languages. It would be a lot harder if they all spoke German. Dubbed movies are arse.
  • EMarkM 27 Dec 2012 19:38:14 3,793 posts
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    RelaxedMikki wrote:
    I like Macclesfield Bus Station. It's really simple geometry twisted over the severe curve of a steep hill. I bet the architect had some fun with the CAD programme whist he was architecting that beauty.
    I always imagine it must have crashed to desktop partway through!
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 19:40:48 27,923 posts
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    Continuing the slight derail, Northampton's Grey Friars Bus Station is a crime against architecture. It very nearly won that "worst buildings in the UK" thing a couple of years ago.
  • Jeepers 27 Dec 2012 21:05:34 14,045 posts
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    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    Are we all allowed to use the word spastic on the forum now? Or is it only retarded cunts like DM who've allowed to use it?

    "It's OUR word!"
    Answers needed.
  • skuzzbag 27 Dec 2012 22:09:51 5,934 posts
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    I think spazzer is the politically correct way to refer to the invalids.
  • HoriZon 27 Dec 2012 22:11:43 13,742 posts
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    Another 'look at me thread' by DM he never changes.
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 23:11:37
    Why would such a grotesque creature create "look at me" threads? It beggars belief, it really does.
  • SFD 28 Dec 2012 00:24:39 532 posts
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    Mo-bull phone....
  • spamdangled 28 Dec 2012 00:48:28 27,923 posts
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    SFD wrote:
    Mo-bull phone....
    Comprehensively trumped by "cellphone" in the "language idiosyncracies that shouldn't make you twitch but often do" stakes. Mo-bull is just as common as mo-bile in my own experience, not bothered about the difference myself but then I do hate when people say "scown" instead of "scone" and "bath" instead of "barth" so I'm certainly not immune to find that stuff annoying, as I guess my OP indicates quite well ;)
  • andytheadequate 28 Dec 2012 01:38:28 8,680 posts
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    @darkmorgado - but you're supposed to pronounce it 'bath', there's no 'r' in it...
  • spamdangled 28 Dec 2012 01:46:33 27,923 posts
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    @andytheadequate

    /sharpens pitchfork
  • MrSensible 28 Dec 2012 01:57:40 25,780 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    @darkmorgado - but you're supposed to pronounce it 'bath', there's no 'r' in it...
    This :p
  • Deleted user 28 December 2012 01:58:38
    @darkmorgado So I suppose you studied marthematics or marths at school? Perhaps if you were naughty they threatened you with the wrarth of the headmaster whose first name was Catherine or Carth to her friends.

    'Barth' is just wrong.
  • morriss 28 Dec 2012 09:19:23 71,284 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    andytheadequate wrote:
    @darkmorgado - but you're supposed to pronounce it 'bath', there's no 'r' in it...
    This :p
    That's ridiculous. It's a barth. Only weird Northern people called it bAth.
  • morriss 28 Dec 2012 09:22:22 71,284 posts
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    http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/changing-voices/phonological-change/trap-bath-split/

    Read it
  • mcmonkeyplc 28 Dec 2012 09:28:44 39,888 posts
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    Words are wind.
  • spamdangled 28 Dec 2012 09:31:58 27,923 posts
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    This is conjuring unpleasant memories of A-Level English Language modules on accents.

    All it needs is a creepy scot teacher who is eventually revealed via a scandal to be a practicing polygamist who has a deep-seated and uncompromising hatred of bed linen and I will officially feel like Marty McFly.
  • spamdangled 28 Dec 2012 09:46:55 27,923 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Fucking hell, what does that even mean?
    In Jersey, you either go native to that madness pretty quickly or you end up dying in a Soap-Opera-esque improbable yet oddly common dramatic accident.

    Imagine an island where the most bizarre absurdities of Eastenders, Corrie and Emmerdale are not only alarmingly common but the rule instead of the exception. Then imagine you grew up in that place before escapting in your early twenties.

    Now imagine the effect that degree of prolonged exposure has on someone's worldview and anecdotes, and you're halfway there.

    Alternatively: Try to imagine that League of Gentlemen was a documentary, not a dark comedy.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 09:52:56 28-12-2012
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