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ahem.. anyway.. if you would like to be apreciatied for your intelectual callibur, i would suggest somewhere slightly ore high brow than iab.
(small not... make fun of my spelling and call me stupid because i never climed to hve any intelectual value whatsoever)
why would anyone care?
Not all of us Brits are pompous dicks who think we`re better than you, honestly!
Also, I didn`t even realise people learning English were taught to differentiate between the two types of English. I`ve got used to people learning to speak English with an American accent.
i have never spoken `Queen`s English` (proper english) in my life, i dont think anyone actually talks like that (apart from maybe the Queen lol) over here in england. there are so many accents, just like in the US.
i just find American (no, not american english) such a funny way of talking, like al-LU-min-um instead of al-yu-mini-um.
hehe just my view =]
i went to germany for an exchange once, and the teacher was teaching the class english and he pronounced snow mobile as in `snow` and `mobile` and when we told he was wrong he disagreed with us (the english people) goes to show how thick some people are.
And anyways, it`s not as if the Brits can even agree on one dialect amongst themselves. "Standard" English is a far cry from Scottish or Welsh English, and then you have your roosterney, Lancashire, Geordie and whatever the heck you call what all them farming types over in East Anglia speak... Meanwhile we`re split between our regular "newscaster" American, that Midwestern craziness, various twangs of Southern, and the 101 flavors of the Northeast... Why should Britain be able to diversify if you`re gonna pick on us for doing so?
And so what if we leave the u out? We don`t like writing extra letters. Granted, it`s a bit lazy, but give us credit for efficiency. Though your way has character, I think.
The language is a composite of German, French and Latin, anyway. There`s no purity to it in the first place.
Britain can suck my old man balls too.
Etc etc :D
And you can learn to f*cking type.Look, British English would be the original, as although many, many different cultures made it up, it was fine tuned and completed in england. Thank you.
YOU didn`t invent it. Your ancestors did, not you. And that`s assuming you didn`t immigrate.
And who the hell says on the weekend? Over the weekend, dammit!
2. I am still bored. :D
One thing that never made sense to me is why people pronounce "herb" without the h.
And to murrymalty: That may be your opinion, but it`s certainly not everyone`s. :/ Although I do have a fondness for spelling theatre and centre with `re`...even if my American counterparts find it a bit pretentious.
English is English. It was heavily modified by other languages centuries ago, a large part of the reason for the big difference between Old English and modern English, but it`s English. American English is a dialect derived from English English <-- note the tautology. It`s purely a matter of national power that makes American English more prevalent than English English and it`s purely a matter of national power that will revise history to create the idea that English is American.
Sidewalk makes so much more sense to me... You walk at the side of the road.. You don`t pave mints on the side of the road do you?
Yow, beat me on that point.
thats cuz im from california! i wonder how accurate that quiz really is (for other poeple)
Accents are all about relativity. To you and your region, you have no accent. But here in Minnesota, you would have a terrible east coast accent!!! :)
This test says:"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don`t have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio."
Apparently I don`t have an accent!
And, Jaxley, I`ve also come across yanks that believe they have no accent...oh god.
i gotta be alot faster now on
No, we (assuming your British) call them bills if you get them in a restaurant. A reciept is usually a confirmation of a transation, where as the bill is the amount of money owed.So in a restaurant they bring the bill with how much you owe, then you give them the money and you could take a reciept if you need it.
Do Americans get bills for gas and electric, or do you get checks?
When you`re in a restaurant, however, it magically turns into a check...for some stupid reason :)
Or in Pittsburgh where we just say "The car needs washed." It bugs everyone not from here when we leave out the "to be"...
If a South Korean person is in the United States speaking British English, it`s not going to be a major disaster. People will still understand him/her quite well. And I`m sure its okay for a South Korean to speak American English in the UK.
English learners are really torn up about how to say something correctly in Am. or Brit. English, but really, learning one and using it correctly will work in both countries.
So are you talking about a receipt? Americans call them bills? I`ve never seen that before.
Now she talks like I do because we live in the area I grew up in.
Like when Americans leave out the `and` in sentences such as:"I`m going to go (and) wash the car"Whereas a British person would leave it in.