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Warning: Adult Language, and lots of it.
You`ll have to copy the url and change a word in there. (drat=f*ck)
Warning: Adult Language.
BekllI would be homesick too, seriously i think it is the nicest country i have ever been to. I couldn`t have asked for a better place for the coach to break down! lol
Thanks! Glad you had fun while you were there. I`m homesick for the place... America`s wearing me down.
I wanna go back home! *cries*
leave the French alone i met some French people and their nice but the ones from paris are arrogant.
This is a pretty random post really...
PS. OMGz0R l00k at mi p05+ c0un+! I`m s0 1337!
To be honest it took me bloody ages to write that list.
Maybe america really does talk more sh*t about britain. Though I wouldn`t be able to tell using this site (IAB) as a source.
I`m almost positive you dipsh*t brits start nearly every region war that happens on this site. And I don`t mean `dipsh*t brits` in a `every one of you, even the ones I don`t know, are dipsh*ts.` sense. I`m just referring to the ones that say: "America is stupid, blah blah blah" and when someone says something back that requires some intelect to counter they just say "You`re ignorant and being judgmental". It`s ignorance and hypocrisy all rolled up in one, and I can`t stand either/or.
The rest of you I`m cool with. (I mean, c`mon, english chicks sound hot)
Hell yes we are. But not as arrogant as the French!
That list was way too picky...I mean, who cares if you pronounce it "Febuary?" lol, sad...
We helped you in some wars.
Oh, c`mon! That`s how you end how "cool" America is compared to Europe?
I can do that sort of thing w/ my country Switzerland.
blah de blah de blah...1) Best chocolate2) Best watches - swatches3) Cheese - some w/ holes even!4) Most neutral country in the world5) Has three main languages! And another, much less common, Romansh.6) Boarding schools7) Clean air8) Yodeling9) X-ray machine10) Computer mouse11) Velcro12) Aluminum foil13) Portable typewriter14) Swiss Army Knife15) Comics16) Cereal bar
...to name a few.
Actually, there is a silent "t" in "often". I asked my mother, who used to be an English teacher, to pronounce "o-f-t-e-n" and she said it without the "t".
And I am so calling the heimlich maneuver the Heinekin Remover from now on.
"jist nor dis"-- This person is just grasping at straws for that one.
And I`m sorry, there`s no silent T. Don`t even try to give me that crap.
The more I read this the more pissed off I get.
and i agree that as long as people know what you mean,the actual word you use doesn`t matter.
Now then, what about being anti-European?
Ok, let me see now...
America nuked Japan twice just to show the Russians the kind of power they possessed...
America always seems to think it rules the world, and frequently gets involved in other country`s business to "help" them, when clearly it`s just to protect their own interests...
American colonies (granted, descended from Europeans) saw it fit to stamp out the indigenous population of the Americas...
Every year, Americans celebrate the fact that Britain, now their allies, lost a war to their ancestors...
In America, you can walk into a bank and they give you a dratING RIFLE as a free gift for joining their bank, and then wonder why atrocities like Columbine happen...
American soldiers have been known to attack and kill their own men and allies because they were too dumb to check their intel...
Hehe, I`ve noticed that on American TV shows. Not saying that your stupid, the shows are cool, but its funny that people can`t say Australia.
Believe me, barely any Australians can say it right either :-D
*raises hand* I do!
Woot! My 200th post!
I have always pronounced it incorrectly?!!? ;-/
A WORD MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT MEANING BUT STILL BE SPELLED THE SAME.
LIKE, .. DUCK OR DUCK (THE ANIMAL OR GET DOWN...)
IN SOME LANGUAGES, LIKE SPANISH FOR EXAMPLE, THE LETTERS ARE SPELLED OUT AS THEY ARE. THERE ARE ACCENTS TO DENOTE WHICH VOWEL SHOULD BE STRESSED.
ANYWAY THAT`S A LITTLE THAT I KNOW COMPARING ENGLISH AND SPANISH
BUT I LOVE ACCENTS!!! THEY KINDA TURN ME ON.
-------------------------------------------------doggy dog world dog-eat-dog world
If not, leave "herb" alone.
But there are a few things on that list that are ridiculous.
And 84M81, unless you speak perfect English with no slang or jargon, bugger off.
Having said that, things like the idea that `snuck` isn`t a word are rather silly. Language evolves all the time - new words are created, and old ones lost. Also, most people today would look at you funny if you said `respit`, instead of `respite`.
Language conservativism is only good when things start not to make sense - like when people get confused between `bought` and `brought`.
But I agree with you; language conservatism is a futile knee-jerk reaction.
“Spitting image” should be “spit and image.”According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earlier form was "spitten image,” which may indeed have evolved from “spit and image.” It’s a crude figure of speech: someone else is enough like you to have been spat out by you, made of the very stuff of your body. In the early 20th century the spelling and pronunciation gradually shifted to the less logical “spitting image,” which is now standard. It’s too late to go back. There is no historical basis for the claim sometimes made that the original expression was “spirit and image.”
It is TOO a word. You can spell it and pronounce it. It is a non-standard English word... but still a word, nonetheless.
This so-called "Dr. Language" doesn’t know all about the English language, now does he?