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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
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    Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Roof is on a house, not something a dog says.
    thanks for clarifying
    Toilet
    Washroom
    Restroom
    Dunny/Loo

    There ya go, four/five types of English!
    you forgot Ladies' room and Powder room.

    @Chas - thanks for making the exception. Noted. Btw, it's Filipinas with an F, not Ph. Named after Felipe of Spain.

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    Fcuk I never knew there were so many words spelled differently.

    UK vs US spelling list

    Why are British and American spellings different for certain words? The first answer is to blame Noah Webster, of Webster's Dictionary fame. He believed it was important for America, a new and revolutionary nation, to assert its cultural independence from Britain through language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    It's funny how the Brits are struggling with the reality. I've said my comments re: this in other threads. The Brits just can't be able to accept that the number of speakers/users of UK English will, in time, be proportionally less than the users of US English. This is because of various sources or reasons, like Hollywood - TV and movies, technology - FB, Twitter & other social media sites, even Microsoft and its default use of US English.
    It's not really anything to do with the language itself - most people who crap on about the alleged virtues of British English haven't got the first fucking clue about it so they'd be hard pushed to make much an argument on that front. It's really part of a generalized childish nostalgia for the fantasy Little England world of Brexit and tea shops and the Great British Wank Off and superfluous letters and Downtown Abbey and all the rest of it. It's a fantasy which is slowly crushing the life out of the country, though that's probably less bad than it sounds. Also, it's really an English derangement, not a British one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Here we go with the UK/US English once again.
    TC just craves opposition, katie.

    The thought of anyone not giving a toss about how he talks, eats or chooses his fuck buddies brings him out in a cold sweat.

    There will be people complaining about types of English forever...especially now with the internet's insatiable need for words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Here we go with the UK/US English once again.
    as noted, an annual British moan...^ah! and here's a British moaner...

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    It's just 'content provision'.

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    UK based Brits may well be struggling. They do tend to be more parochial and insular.
    The trading of 'S' for 'Z' used to piss me off, but even old diehards like me get used to it.
    Along with media and IT reach, there are over 300m Merkins as opposed to only about 80m Brits, and half of them can't spell anyway, so it makes little difference in the long run. Not worth getting hung up about.
    Speaking an understandable version of English is a key asset, whether it is English or American.
    The more it is exposed through travel and work, the more seamless it will become in spoken and written formats in the future.
    Get over it, because it's unlikely to change just for the ones who don't like it.
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Speaking an understandable version of English is a key asset, whether it is English or American.
    agree...what can be done about the Scots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    agree...what can be done about the Scots?
    .... lol now you are just being bloody silly. All the Celts are a pain to understand, although I do find lugubrious Paddy quite entertaining. 555

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    ^got no problem with the lads, as long as they wear their kilts, that's good with me.

    It's the Geordie accent that I can't get. (Apologies to any Geordie!).

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    ^^ The Scots ?

    Just do what Robin Williams did about them :


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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    What word-lover could resist the likes of ‘ornery’, ‘boondoggle’ or ‘scuttlebutt’?
    Me. And I'm sure I'm not alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    new American thriller to find ‘elevator’ used as a verb in the opening chapter. As in, Ahmed was ‘elevatoring’ towards the top of his profession in Manhattan
    Atrocious! Some neologisms are clever and worthy of inclusion into the lexicon (Tom's "a bother" of whatever they were is one), but "elevatoring"? No. Please no.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    Students talk of campus and semesters.
    I'm pretty sure they are British English, but I'll stand to be corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Fcuk I never knew there were so many words spelled differently.

    UK vs US spelling list

    Why are British and American spellings different for certain words? The first answer is to blame Noah Webster, of Webster's Dictionary fame. He believed it was important for America, a new and revolutionary nation, to assert its cultural independence from Britain through language.
    And also because it's more phonetic. Ya know, simpler to read and say.
    Jail, not gaol. British English would have the rednecks staring incomprehensibly and open-mouthed.

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    So much for the anti-hoarding BS.
    All my local Mum and Pop stores were out of my smokes this evening.
    Had to hike to my local 7-11. Takes half an hour each way!!!!!!

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    Don't blame them, blame yerself. It's not as if you didn't know it was coming.

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    Fooking shit day with the tax man, makes me wanna up sticks and fook off to Thailand and tefl
    To top it all off the 8 year old 42" first ever flat screen TV has decided to die RIP.
    The daughters iphone died
    And the missus started playing up again.

    On a positive note T57 posted an excellent pic of a rare custom 4 seater lambretta in the photo comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Don't blame them, blame yerself. It's not as if you didn't know it was coming.
    Very pragmatic Pragmatic!

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    a) Hefty ladies with suitcases and overstuffed plastic bags who inevitably sit next to me on the bts...then root through a large sack to find a phone, rearrange items, and shove an elbow into my ribs...
    b) Farang diners at local eateries who make special dietary requests to waitstaff with little or no English: vegans, vegetarians and nocarbtarians: I'm looking at you...
    c) Middle-aged khunying who attempt to correct my queuing position in bts stations: the last one (yesterday) accosted me with a hearty "hey, you!" and pointed to my offending foot nearly an inch off the arrow...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Who started adding 'S or es ' to make plurals of: cheese, fish, fruit and other words.
    Bloody annoying!

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    ^ Bloody annoying when people say "Many different cheeses are produced in Wiltshire" or "The fruits of my labor" and also "What wines are available in the Southern region of France?"

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    He fishes every day by the lake

    Sorry, the tefler missed one

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    Why cant these people follow simple instructions? Went yesterday to get some photo's done for immigration, new passport etc. Gave clear instructions 'no border'. Even showed the woman my passport picture to make sure she understood.
    What do I get when the missus went to pick them up today? Correct, borders on fcuking everyone.

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    ^ Shame really. I personally think Borders look good on a passport.


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