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Date: 04/29/13 04:09 PM

34 Responses to This Englishman Is Disgusted [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of 12chars
    12chars Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Link: This Englishman Is Disgusted - Maybe he should be, with his country.
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    April 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    gnnnnnaaaaarghhhhh! this is second only to holding the union flag upside down!!!
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    Wow, I feel dumb. Took me like 30 seconds to "get" it.
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    imagine how the chinese feel.. they surely don`t have a stick man on their flag.. or the man south american people from god knows how many countries that speak spanish, yet still have to see the european flag of spain.. you are not the only people in the world :P chill out
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    It would bother me if the sign was in the UK or a UK server. Actually no it wouldn`t. There`s plenty of other stuff to be pissed off at.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    Numerically, I would point out that in terms of English-speaking population, the U.K. is sixth behind the U.S., India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the Philippines. In terms of purely native speakers, the U.K. is second to the U.S, which has four times as many.

    Now I know there`s the "we invented the language" argument. Except not really. Why not?
    1. Unless you`re a few centuries old, you inherited it, just like the people living in other countries did by geographic accident of birth. You invented nothing.
    2. It came into being there - sure. But it was "invented" by having a constant stream of conquerors force new languages onto the people, creating a mishmash language with oddly diverse roots that thrives today only because Britain conquered lots of places and forced it on them. No inventor, merely a conflux of geopolitical/cultural events.
    3. The language has changed. It`s got some Celtic and Gaelic root words? Great! It also has words from the
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, German, Indian, American Indian... etc. Wherever English is spoken, it is changed. The longer the language endures, the more it adapts and becomes less tied to the British isles, and the less right anyone has to claim ownership of it.

    Thus, choosing the flag of the country with the most native speakers is a perfectly valid choice for representing it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Howler, you assume the US is English speaking. Here on the west coast and in the southwest most speak Spanish with some broken English.

    But then, what the scots do is not even close to English!
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    Canoas Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    @Howler81
    You are right about how languages change and adapt, becoming different from it`s origin, but that only serves to counter your own argument. If the language is changed then it becomes a dialect, it doesn`t remain the same language.
    Take Latin as an example. It started as one language and was introduced to the whole Europe. With time it changed into Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian, and Latin itself died. However, Latin is still Latin. Portuguese is not Latin, Spanish is not Latin, French is not Latin, Italian is not Latin, the only language you can call Latin is the original.

    So no, you don`t get to claim the English language as your own. You can use it and you can change it, but it still belongs to the British. And when your dialect suffers enough changes it`ll stop being English and start being something else. It won`t be the US who get to keep the name English for their language, it`ll be the British.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm
    Ah, so you`re waiting for us to literally "speak Am-ur-ican" over here? Maybe so...LOL.

    Alright, so adaptation argument aside (I overstated it,) I do think numbers are as valid a measure as the country of origin for THIS context. In practical terms, if the purpose of using a flag is you want people who speak the language to be able to quickly identify it by flag, catering to a group of 225 million rather than one of 58 million is practical. I`m not sure being the country of origin necessitates exclusive and eternal political association for all purposes.

    For curiosity`s sake, I would like to see a study of which countries are adding new English words to the language at the quickest pace, though.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    It`s not English, it`s Americanish. Americanish is a hybrid between English and Ebonics
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    @Draculya
    At least it`s more understandable than engrish and your dialect, douche.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    You could always put a Canadian flag up for "English." That way neither the US nor Britain would be all that put out. Puzzled, perhaps, but not ticked off.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    @carmium
    Then you`d run the risk of pissing off the Danish, they`re the Canadians of europe.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    @carmium - The Bioware website does just that (Bioware being in Canada and all). The first time I got on their site I had that half-second grinding noise in my head before I realized what was going on. hehe
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    stk5m Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    Is it just me or does that look like a bathroom sign? If so, we must overthrow the bathroom people.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    Im going to hunt down whatever did this and ram a railroad spike through their brain.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2013 at 12:50 am
    Lot worse flags to be pissed about
    We are mostly the 51st state!!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2013 at 12:53 am
    carmium: Or the Botswanan. Or the Pakistani, or the Singaporean, since they all too have English as their official language.
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    atreides Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2013 at 1:40 am
    How about English is the language of the Commonwealth? That would be 2.5 billion speakers. And the Queen of England is technically the Head of the Commonwealth. Which kinda makes it Englands...
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2013 at 3:51 am
    Same as with Belgium, their language is often (officially) referred to as Dutch.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2013 at 7:45 am
    @Howler
    "I do think numbers are as valid a measure as the country of origin for THIS context. In practical terms, if the purpose of using a flag is you want people who speak the language to be able to quickly identify it by flag, catering to a group of 225 million rather than one of 58 million is practical. I`m not sure being the country of origin necessitates exclusive and eternal political association for all purposes."

    Again, no, it doesn`t. The English flag is the symbol for the English language. That is the only thing that makes sense. Just like Portuguese is not represented by a Brazilian flag and Spanish is not represented by a Mexican flag.
    If you start eating sushi more than the Japanese does that make it an American food? Or if you eat pizza more than the Italian, which you probably do, does that make it an American food as well? No, it doesn`t. What matters is it`s origin, not who uses it the most.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2013 at 8:00 am
    I`d like to see you try to take a language back.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2013 at 8:36 am
    ` Queen of England is technically the Head of the Commonwealth. `

    Yes, what a powerful Empire, opt out, like, whenever.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2013 at 9:04 am
    @Canoas
    "The English flag is the symbol for the English language. That is the only thing that makes sense."

    Except apparently, from some perspectives, it`s not. And going with who`s using the language makes practical sense.

    Tell you what: If the flag of England must be the flag of the language by right of invention, I assume you mean this flag:


    After all, the modern U.K. - a rather new concept - can`t really lay claim to inventing "English" can it? Truth be told, old English probably predates even good old St. George`s Cross there, but we`ll compromise. :)
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2013 at 9:14 am
    Oh... wait. Here it is. The flag of the English language:



    Frankly, I`m cool with that, because dragons are awesome. And those living under that flag have more claims on inventing the language - the only determining factor of what flag should represent it, right?
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    April 30, 2013 at 9:21 am
    hmmmmmmmmm google......

    English evolved as German settlers and Scandinavian settlers came to the British Isles. Prior to the English language coming to the British Isles the people there spoke Celtic. The English language is a result of the invasions of the island of Britain over many hundreds of years.

    curtsey
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    bompa1997 Male 60-69
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    April 30, 2013 at 9:58 am
    What we need to do is change the name of the language we speak in the United States to `murican
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 30, 2013 at 10:24 am
    A lot of American dialects and accents are closer to what 16th/17th century Brits would have recognised than is modern British English. Innit?

    Of course, a lot are also much further away.
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    Simbosan Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Every single language on God`s Earth has been born of many older languages, there are no originals. Simplest definition: English is what English people speak
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Might`a been englich once, but it`s `merican now.
    Example:

    "I`m gonna write me a lettra to my sisser in Hous`on and tell her `bout the swetruh I bot on credic wit no quafilications. I`ll ax her if she got an uhpinon."
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    Not sure I understand what his beef is. Hell, we left the name of the language the same. Isn`t that enough for the cheeky bastard? ;-)
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 30, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    Gerry: That`s "uh" uhpinion. The word "an" isn`t even used by most of TV reporters these days, let alone the average schlub.
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    Frankii Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Well you shouldn`t have enlisted the French, we`ve been fighting them for so long that they know exactly how to beat us they just can`t do it themselves

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