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This Englishman Is Disgusted [Pic]

Hits: 9945 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Funny | Added by: 12chars
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Frankii
Female, 18-29, Europe
 439 Posts
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:53:21 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

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:18:31 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.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:11:57 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?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:53:38 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."

Simbosan
Male, 40-49, Asia
 160 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:04:28 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

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4609 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:24:46 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.

bompa1997
Male, 60-69, Western US
 85 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:58:28 AM
What we need to do is change the name of the language we speak in the United States to 'murican

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:21:31 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

Howler81
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 301 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:14:21 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?

Howler81
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 301 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:04:15 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. :)

dirtysteve00
Male, 30-39, Europe
 375 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:36:24 AM
' Queen of England is technically the Head of the Commonwealth. '

Yes, what a powerful Empire, opt out, like, whenever.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13449 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:00:25 AM
I'd like to see you try to take a language back.

Canoas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:45:15 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.

Johanvb
Male, 40-49, Europe
 434 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:51:46 AM
Same as with Belgium, their language is often (officially) referred to as Dutch.

atreides
Male, 18-29, Europe
 41 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:40:08 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...

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4893 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:53:31 AM
carmium: Or the Botswanan. Or the Pakistani, or the Singaporean, since they all too have English as their official language.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11218 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:50:08 AM
Lot worse flags to be pissed about
We are mostly the 51st state!!

Byfield
Male, 18-29, Europe
 468 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 10:52:04 PM
Im going to hunt down whatever did this and ram a railroad spike through their brain.

stk5m
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 303 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 10:50:52 PM
Is it just me or does that look like a bathroom sign? If so, we must overthrow the bathroom people.

Howler81
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 301 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 10:02:41 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

El_Chinche
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 511 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:35:16 PM
@carmium
Then you'd run the risk of pissing off the Danish, they're the Canadians of europe.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:24:01 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.

El_Chinche
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 511 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:47:33 PM
@Draculya
At least it's more understandable than engrish and your dialect, douche.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12337 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:41:43 PM
It's not English, it's Americanish. Americanish is a hybrid between English and Ebonics

Howler81
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 301 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 6:52:40 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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