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  • elstoof 30 Dec 2012 12:19:06 9,987 posts
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    Please just let the thread die.
  • Ryze 30 Dec 2012 12:19:59 3,419 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    oceanmotion wrote:
    Can we do Britishisms that should die in a fire.
    I'm not averse to that in the slightest.
    This would be perfect, but also a total bloodbath!
  • Ryze 30 Dec 2012 12:20:34 3,419 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Please just let the thread die.
    This means that people are offended, and it's getting hairy.

    This my favourite part!
  • Mr-Brett 30 Dec 2012 12:50:40 13,261 posts
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    Relevant: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19670686

    Unless it's just blatantly wrong like "could care less" it doesn't really bother me, it used to but you just have to accept that language changes and with an increasingly inter-connected world it's going to change quicker than ever.
  • Ryze 30 Dec 2012 15:32:03 3,419 posts
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    Yep - Americans are like Bonobos, in many different ways!
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 15:45:00
    Does 'x is really addicting' make sense. It sounds wrong.
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 16:26:08
    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    Does 'x is really addicting' make sense. It sounds wrong.
    The word is "addictive". "Addicting" is how retards say it.
  • Feanor 30 Dec 2012 16:32:54 14,244 posts
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    Ryze wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    oceanmotion wrote:
    Can we do Britishisms that should die in a fire.
    I'm not averse to that in the slightest.
    This would be perfect, but also a total bloodbath!
    Why do you guys make the "c" in schedule silent, but not the "c" in school?
  • dominalien 30 Dec 2012 16:36:25 7,594 posts
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    Because pronounciation in this language makes no sense and is determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Edit: Also, shool just sounds stupid.

    Edited by dominalien at 16:37:47 30-12-2012
  • Ryze 30 Dec 2012 17:53:33 3,419 posts
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    I say schedule (with a 'kuh').

    Am I being a Yank?

    :)
  • dominalien 30 Dec 2012 18:02:27 7,594 posts
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    Hey, I didn't even know there were different pronounciations of this until it was mentioned in this thread.

    Also, are are many worse things than being a Yank.
  • Mr-Brett 30 Dec 2012 18:33:37 13,261 posts
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    Being a Yanky-doodle-dandy?
  • spamdangled 30 Dec 2012 18:36:07 27,934 posts
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    Feanor wrote:
    Ryze wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    oceanmotion wrote:
    Can we do Britishisms that should die in a fire.
    I'm not averse to that in the slightest.
    This would be perfect, but also a total bloodbath!
    Why do you guys make the "c" in schedule silent, but not the "c" in school?
    A lot of instances of both hard and soft consonants and vowels in the language. Also leads to a lot of local dialect variants, but many are just set in stone because of... well, tradition I guess in the main, but also because of keeping them audibly distinct from other unrelated words - "shool" as a "skool" alternate could be confused with "shoal" or "shawl"

    Edited by darkmorgado at 18:36:30 30-12-2012

    Edited by darkmorgado at 18:38:16 30-12-2012
  • mrpon 30 Dec 2012 19:11:20 30,721 posts
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    Cockburns at school always threw me.

    :)
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 20:13:57
    Large Cockburns after several hours wanking.
  • Moot_Point 30 Dec 2012 20:20:23 4,780 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    Large Cockburns after several hours wanking.
    Echos the voice of experience.
  • mothercruncher 30 Dec 2012 21:34:17 9,969 posts
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    Not an Americanism per se, perhaps more an Australianism, but, the increasing use of "so" by people when starting sentences is driving me fucking crazy.
  • Trowel 30 Dec 2012 21:52:58 18,966 posts
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    So?
  • Syrette 30 Dec 2012 22:47:39 45,633 posts
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    Ok, here's one:

    I don't like how Americans have to accompany city/town names with state names/ abbreviations, even if everyone with half a brain cell knows what state the more well known cities/towns are in.

    "I'm from Miami, FL".

    "Thanks, captain obvious"

    This is about the point where a clever forumite tells me that there's actually two Miamis in the US, or something.

    Edited by Syrette at 22:59:51 30-12-2012
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 22:50:12
    There's about four or five.
  • Tom_Servo 30 Dec 2012 22:50:31 18,082 posts
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    Wiki reveals there to be not only two, but NINE!
  • TheSaint 30 Dec 2012 22:50:54 15,801 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    This is about the point where a clever forumite tells me that there's actually two Miamis in the US, or something.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_(disambiguation)
  • Syrette 30 Dec 2012 22:53:20 45,633 posts
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    Oh, man. Terrible example then.

    Point still stands, I'm sure there's a few well known places that don't really require their state being mentioned at the same time.
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 22:55:47
    The whole state thing stems back from cultural development anyway - pre-Civil war it was the norm to identify yourself primarily based on your state (Virginian, Pennsylvanian, Georgian, etc), so it's just evolved from that.
  • Khanivor 30 Dec 2012 23:01:05 41,974 posts
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    There are nine Londons in the US.

    If there is one Americanism I do hate - loathe is more accurate - it's the use of the word 'like' as the vocal equivalent of a loading screen. You may be thick but your sentence doesn't require the inclusion of six 'like's.
  • Syrette 30 Dec 2012 23:02:34 45,633 posts
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    Yeah, we don't really do that as much over here.

    Liverpudlian, Geordie, Cumbrian, Londoner, Lancastrian etc. Plenty of places/counties that don't really have such terms to describe their people, or have terms that aren't used that much.

    Edited by Syrette at 23:03:20 30-12-2012
  • creepylizard 30 Dec 2012 23:06:28 786 posts
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    I don't care for the way they ignore the H in Herbs...
    And in another herb related gripe, it's Bah-sil. Not Bay-sil
  • Syrette 30 Dec 2012 23:08:48 45,633 posts
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    There's not really a wrong or right way to say these things though is there?

    Technically maybe, but it's just a spin on the same thing. Same thing as the American versus the English dictionary.
  • Khanivor 30 Dec 2012 23:13:43 41,974 posts
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    It was ironic that the first two things DM whined about were pronunciation. Something he was happy to give valid reasons for differences of when he had to defend the ridiculous way he pronounces 'bath' :D
  • Syrette 30 Dec 2012 23:18:03 45,633 posts
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    barth
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