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BTW...This is getting ridiculous. (stop the hate america!)
I think that`s probably an inaccurate image caused by three factors;
i) Idiots make the news. 100 people with fairly reasonable slogans that are correctly spelled don`t make the news, but 1 person with the slogan "OBama is a MUSLIN born in afreeka. Keep english the oficial langauge of AMERICA!" would be all over the news.
ii) Many countries show a lot of USA news, sometimes more than their own news. So many people get to see a disproportionate amount of USA news, much of which is picked to contain an even higher percentage of idiots than USA news in general (because that sells better).
iii) There are many people in the USA, so there are many idiots to choose from.
However, I don`t think ebonics translate very well into English grammar: i.e., "Buy and SALE your books" (emphasis added). Yeah, it may sound like it`s spelled that way when YOU say it, but don`t expect anyone else to walk away with a strong sense of hope for the future of California`s `underprivileged`..
Youth in Asia are more likely to kill your dog, actually.
Well out of the choices of continents, the UK is in Europe. It`s also a member of the EU. So both politically and geographically, the answer is yes.
As a Scot, English is my first language. I speak no Gaelic whatsoever, and I don`t know anyone who does.
And the first language in Mexico is Spanish. It doesn`t matter that it`s not `native`, it`s still their first language.
I have a completely different accent to everyone else!
repentnow, lemme see. New account, made today. Every post you`ve made so far has been deliberately inflammatory. Profile says Interests: Religion, Favourite Book: Bible, Occupation: Gun shop owner, Location: Birmingham Alabama. Except that best I can tell your IP address is in the UK. Pretty gnarly little parody caricature you set up there though. Personally, I think you went a bit too far, but whatever.
You`d best not be trollin`, friend, cause I`m on you like stink on sh*t.
Arguably none of it. Is England part of Europe? Ask different people, get different answers. Is English the first language of Scotland, Wales and/or Ireland? It`s by far the most commonly spoken language in those countries, but it isn`t native to them.
Back to Repentnow`s post...if you`re looking for a single accent as the right accent for English, it would have to be an English accent, as English is English. Then you have the problem of which English accent. There are hundreds.
Well repent, that would be because most of Europe doesn`t have English as its first language.And you used the wrong "you`re/your".
Maybe you should take a wee refresher on English before you worry about learning Spanish.
Also, republicans suck. They are why I don`t want to move to the US.
More like conquerors than immigrants.
Which, I think, is a big part of the point. Immigrants change to fit the country they move to, whereas conquerors change the country they move to to fit them. Language is one facet of that, but perhaps the most obvious one.
Take English itself as an example. The major influences are Old English (conquest, 5-6th century), Latin (conquest, 1st century) and Norman French (conquest, 11th century), with quite a bit of Norse (conquest, 10th century).
(Fianna Fáil are an Irish political party)
yes go on
have a go at people not speaking your language.
completely ignore that american english is infact the language of immigrants