BTW why US Enlgish, not just English??

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Post by mikemc » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:36 pm

Pitch Black wrote:I first noticed a couple of years ago that many drop-down lists of countries start with USA and then go on to Afghanistan... so like the invasions will proceed alphabetically? Dang! 8O
Well, then you should just be thankful you live in Zealand, New -- shouldn't you?

:D

Obviously, it is to avoid offending the British, who invented the language, so that they don't take issue (that's i-ss-yew) when they see the odd jargon and missing 'u's.

:lol:

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Post by sqook » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:25 pm

noisetonepause wrote:Australia have their own spelling as well which is different to Commonwealth English. AFAIK.

I'm sure the American Rebels have their own little dictionaries by now, but I fail to see why they should bother the rest of the world with their puerile behaviour.
Hate to break it to you, but 2/3 of native Engilsh speakers are using the American English dialect. Check out the wikipedia entry for more info.

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:38 pm

Isn't US English just French with a face transplant?
:| :arrow: :roll:

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Post by noisetonepause » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:18 pm

Sales Dude McBoob wrote:Isn't US English just French with a face transplant?
:| :arrow: :roll:
Na, it's German with a fucked up vocabulary

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Post by noisetonepause » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:22 pm

sqook wrote:
noisetonepause wrote:Australia have their own spelling as well which is different to Commonwealth English. AFAIK.

I'm sure the American Rebels have their own little dictionaries by now, but I fail to see why they should bother the rest of the world with their puerile behaviour.
Hate to break it to you, but 2/3 of native Engilsh speakers are using the American English dialect. Check out the wikipedia entry for more info.
Might makes right, eh?

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Post by sweetjesus » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:47 pm

noisetonepause wrote:
sqook wrote:
noisetonepause wrote:Australia have their own spelling as well which is different to Commonwealth English. AFAIK.

I'm sure the American Rebels have their own little dictionaries by now, but I fail to see why they should bother the rest of the world with their puerile behaviour.
Hate to break it to you, but 2/3 of native Engilsh speakers are using the American English dialect. Check out the wikipedia entry for more info.
Might makes right, eh?
Bastard!

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Post by forge » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:41 am

sqook wrote: Hate to break it to you, but 2/3 of native Engilsh speakers are using the American English dialect. Check out the wikipedia entry for more info.
was the article written by an American?

Anyway, I dont care about that!!

those 2 thirds are still speaking English! it's not like contonese and mandarin or dutch and flemish, they are exactly the same language with a few different spellings which are practically pronounced the same just with different accents!!!!!!

I'm sorry, I dont carer if the American, or Australian identity or whatever needs it to feel important, I dont see why I should be told be the ABleton installer that I'm loading the US enlgish version of live. As far as I'm concerned it's the ENglish version.

So there.

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Post by Angstrom » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:31 am

sqook wrote: Hate to break it to you, but 2/3 of native Engilsh speakers are using the American English dialect.
the expected looking pie chart at nationmaster .. the great big factfile of pointless data
http://www.nationmaster.com/pie-T/lan_eng_spe


weirder though is the per-capita chart
http://www.nationmaster.com/pie-T/lan_eng_spe_cap

909.978 per 1,000 people in England speak English, so 1 in ten can't speak English?
A stat like that makes sense in Ireland or NZ where ther are indigenous languages .. but it seems odd even from my fortress in the heart of urban britain that 1 in ten cant speak the language!

anyway the most apt chart is the one for GDP
http://www.nationmaster.com/pie-T/eco_gdp

that's why it's American English and they can make stupid new words up all they like!

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Post by louZ » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:34 am

what about NL English? why is that never an option?

we gave new meanings to lots of English words: coffeeshop, weed, ecstasy... :D

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Post by Angstrom » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:38 am

what, there isn't a native "Klingon" option for you guys?

that's awful!

:wink:

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Post by louZ » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:39 am

Angstrom wrote: weirder though is the per-capita chart
http://www.nationmaster.com/pie-T/lan_eng_spe_cap

909.978 per 1,000 people in England speak English, so 1 in ten can't speak English?
A stat like that makes sense in Ireland or NZ where ther are indigenous languages .. but it seems odd even from my fortress in the heart of urban britain that 1 in ten cant speak the language!
it depends on what they consider 'being able to speak the language' :D

i have a job dealing with complaints from costumers at a big telecom company. you'd be surprised at how many people with indiginous names can't really speak/write the language :lol:

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Post by louZ » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:42 am

Angstrom wrote:what, there isn't a native "Klingon" option for you guys?

that's awful!

:wink:
:lol:

most of the time we're probably to fucked up to notice there isn't one anyway ;)

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Post by noisetonepause » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:34 am

forge wrote:I'm sorry, I dont carer if the American, or Australian identity or whatever needs it to feel important, I dont see why I should be told be the ABleton installer that I'm loading the US enlgish version of live. As far as I'm concerned it's the ENglish version.

So there.
This is about spelling -

Image

SO THERE

In Commonwealth English that'd be a mistake, plain and simple.

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Post by Machinate » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:59 am

well, did they ever tell you that they were peddling a Commonwealth English program?

I'm not convinced.

Click the arrow to find out more... :arrow:
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Post by tekkers » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:34 am

i find it rather bizzare how in us english 'fanny' means ya arse..

just how did that one happen? i saw em talkin about fannys once on the simpsons and was quite disturbed :|

buns is another one



loads of em here http://www.effingpot.com/ quite entertaining

8O

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