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    (Original post by Helen_J)
    and when they say 'i need to go to the bathroom'when they need the *****house
    I say that and I'm not American :p:
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    In what way are British people forced to use "Americanisms" any more than they are forced to use Yorkisms?
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    The thread starter claimed that American English was somehow forced upon poor Brits. I don't recall America pointing a gun to anyone's head and forcing them to use American English.
    I wouldn't say that American English was an individual language however, maybe certain phrases, defiantly not a individual language however :P

    Americans use OUR language, and have modified it slightly.
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    (Original post by one2three_abc)
    Your Language?
    Jeez calm your boner

    as in Americanisms... so yes... their english
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    Hella tight.

    I hate californians.
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    'movie' is an American thing?!
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    (Original post by Redemption)
    Hella tight.

    I hate californians.
    modify that. the terms hella and hecka are almost specifically confined to the bay area

    (and as i'm an expat of the area, stop siding with socal! the OC sucks anyway. :yep: )
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    (Original post by SomeNextPirate)
    I wouldn't say that American English was an individual language however, maybe certain phrases, defiantly not a individual language however :P

    Americans use OUR language, and have modified it slightly.
    Ultra-nationalism FTW.

    (Original post by Helen_J)
    sorry i meant the way that we pick up on these americanisms (as i am now referring to them) annoy me
    I'm sure Shakespeare would be annoyed at the amount of words that you use now that didn't exist in his time.
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    (Original post by curryADD)
    what's the english translation? wardrobe?
    Yes!

    I can't believe all these people not knowing 'movie' was American..:rolleyes:



    I do love the word 'rad' though, although I don't actually say it much.
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    (Original post by curryADD)
    modify that. the terms hella and hecka are almost specifically confined to the bay area

    (and as i'm an expat of the area, stop siding with socal! the OC sucks anyway. :yep: )
    sucks is another one...sucks what exactly?
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    It makes me cringe, but only because of the way Americanisms are used in a ostentatious way (by those who aren't American).

    (Original post by Helen_J)
    sucks is another one...sucks what exactly?
    Use your imagination.
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    What would you use in place of "sucks"?
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    *******s thread from someone who wants on the wagon.

    On yer bike Helen.
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    Math. :mad:
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    I do have to say that the irony of Brits, who forced their language upon half the world, complaining about someone forcing a language upon them is amusing.
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    (Original post by Helen_J)
    sucks is another one...sucks what exactly?
    sucks my........oh so illustrious genitals. :p:
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    Ultra-nationalism FTW.

    Only pointing out jeez :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Sanyore)
    What would you use in place of "sucks"?

    It's a struggle.
    I sometimes have to completely change the wording of my sentences to avoid saying it ;P

    Seriously though, it does seem to be necessary a surprising amount of the time..
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    (Original post by MSB)
    It makes me cringe, but only because of the way Americanisms are used in a ostentatious way (by those who aren't American).


    Use your imagination.
    i was trying not to
    and instead why not try that's rubbish/not good/crap anything
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    I do have to say that the irony of Brits, who forced their language upon half the world, complaining about someone forcing a language upon them is amusing.
    about 500 years ago yes, but i like to think we are more civilised now
 
 
 
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