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American Vs. British English

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American Vs. British English. Check please or bill please? ON the weekend or AT the weekend? And more goofy difference between the two tongues.
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Hits: 13949 | Favorites: 8 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 1.7 | Category: Lifestyle | Date: 07/07/2008
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Female, 18-29, Canada
 1182 Posts
Friday, July 11, 2008 11:29:12 PM
Everyone I know says bill not check. :/

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:02:43 AM
Yeah but America is bigger than England.
Also, even though Canada is "British" it's still our hat.

Female, 18-29, Australia
 125 Posts
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 6:05:40 AM
oh my lordee... this was supposed to be one of those things you ponder and then go "hmm well.. okay" or maybe laugh at, not lauch a mass debate! (masterbate... hehehe...)

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)

Male, 18-29, Western US
 287 Posts
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 3:54:04 PM
asking which dialect of english is better is like asking what happens when a tree falls in the woods.

why would anyone care?

Female, 18-29, Europe
 457 Posts
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 2:49:03 PM
This whole British Vs. American English argument is ridiculus. English is a mutt of a language with bits nicked from absolutely everywhere. US and Brit English aren't different because Americans `changed our language`, they`re different because language is constantly evolving and the two have been separated for hundreds of years. Think of them like chimps and humans; they share a common ancestor, but have evolved to different, yet still similar, points. Have no other Brits out there read Shakespeare? Clearly we`ve changed the English language over the last few centuries too.

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.

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