English Vs English Vs English [Pic]

Submitted by: peppyprep 4 years ago in Funny

I"ve seen a lot of that "ultra English" right here on I-A-B.
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Male 1,016
In Canada we call it Timbit
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Male 13,624
So wheres faucet come from then??
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Male 13,624
MrPeabody
wrong
steven fry commented on this in his QI show
and he is always right !!!
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Male 12,138
Who`s on tenderhooks?
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Female 1,803
I am from Minnesota and I was amazed that our next-door neighbors in Wisconsin call a drinking fountain a "bubbler". Made me uncomfortable at my job interview, amongst other uncomfortable things.
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Male 1,920
@ferdyfred

"tidbits was titbits
the US thought it was naughty
so tidbits came about"

No, this is another classic case of the British changing the usage and then trying to make others look stupid because they don`t realize they were the ones who changed it.

The Oxford English Dictionary gives a first cite for "tidbit" as 1640; first for "titbit" was 1694. It`s etymology section indicates that "tidbit" was in use first. "Tid" seems to have meant "delicate." Most likely "titbit" was created by folk etymology, changing "tid" to the more familiar "tit," meaning "small."

The source of the quotes are all British, so the idea of Americans changing it for prudish reasons is just ignorance.
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Male 14,334
Anyone that calls a windshield a windscreen should not be taken seriously.
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Male 2,619
UK - Pavement.
USA - Sidewalk.
UK - Boot.
USA - Trunk
UK - Invade.
USA - Liberate.
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Male 2,469
Funny soccer was 1890`s British slang for "football" and we Americans catch crap for using it. Oh well.
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Male 13,624
We in the UK just call it ally now a days
I know, machine 3 ton a night of it
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Male 13,624
AL-YOU-MINI-UM
yup thats right
boot is the back of the car
tidbits was titbits
the US thought it was naughty
so tidbits came about
doesnt bother me such
love the different names for stuff
faucet - tap
where the feck did faucet come from??
cell phone - mobile
footpath - side walk
it goes on
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Male 1,920
So essentially the Brits allowed the Daily Mail to change the name from Aluminum to Aluminium, and laugh at anyone who calls it by the name the man who discovered it called it.

(they also did this with Soccer, and tidbits and act like everyone else is a moron when they were the ones who changed the words)
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Female 6,381
Did you know "aluminum" was the original name? The discover named it to match up with elements like platinum and molybdenum. It was an English publisher (if I recall) who changed the name to one he simply liked better.
Just thot I`d throw that in.
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Male 3,909
@one47master - Nope, sorry mate, in this country it`s not pronounced that way, therefore he pronounced it incorrectly.

Aluminum (American)

Aluminium (British)
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Female 2,228
We made up our own American patois via the transitive power of South Park- "WE DO WHAT WE WANT!!" XD

But really we could be at this all day, a Boot is something you wear on your foot in bad weather, not someplace in the back of your car, and so on and so forth.

I wonder why Canada and Australia never get singled out like this, you know?
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Male 546
Using american pronunciations of certain words is one of my favorite ways to piss of an english person. Right after calling football soccer and refusing to differentiate between the british isles.

@piperfawn
I think it`s hilarious that you wrote that in broken english. (intentional or not)
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Male 5,082
Pfff...english and americans that fight about how to pronounce the word aluminium. The elements have latin names,both your pronounce are shat.
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Male 37,888
Canadian English:

Humour, eh?
`luminum, eh?
Butt, eh?
Driving
Y`all
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Male 427
@whodat6484
but he was probably right as the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially standardised on "aluminium" in 1990
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Male 43
@whodat6484

So he pronounced it correctly. Awesome.
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Male 3,909
I had a Chemistry teacher in high school who pronounced the word aluminum AL-YOU-MINI-UM and it used to drive me f*cking crazy!
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Female 476
Link: English Vs English Vs English [Pic] [Rate Link] - I`ve seen a lot of that `ultra English` right here on I-A-B.
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