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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Warning, sort of a rant:

    You know two things that really annoy me, seeing as in the UK we have such big problems such as a devastating war in Iraq and Afghanistan with troops dying, knife culture killing youths almost weekly, guns being pumped into the large cities, anti-social behaviour keeping the elderly in their houses 24/7 and a falling economy etc. etc.

    Well they are: People complaining about language being Americanised and secondly, people who complain about little girls going to school wearing a bangle as a religious symbol, or a headscarf or a crucifix etc. – WE HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS TO WORRY ABOUT!

    Sorry, this is more of a rant and is not directed at anybody on TSR! :p:
    lol, You just remember that when you buy a bar of chocolate, you should donate because there ARE BIGGER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT! LIKE THE STARVING KIIIDZ! And that when you watch TV, you could be volunteering for a hospice, because THERE ARE BIGGER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT!
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    (Original post by chrisj99)
    Haha. True. But welcome to TSR. It's rare an issue is ever taken in a lighthearted way. Apparently if you don't like Americanisms you are automatically a supporter of the worst aspects of British empire and probably shoot US citizens for fun at the weekend-
    If I had any rep power I would rep you, especially since you're from Norfolk ;P
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    when your country did something hundreds of times worse as recently as a few decades ago?
    Americans cannot even begin to take the moral high ground in terms of human rights/anything of that sort.

    Look at the state of your country in regards to racism which is "as recent as a few decades ago"

    :rolleyes:
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    It's the Queen's English - anything else is a cheap immitation :P
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    i agree wi thi
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    (Original post by SomeNextPirate)
    Americans cannot even begin to take the moral high ground in terms of human rights/anything of that sort.

    Look at the state of your country in regards to racism which is "as recent as a few decades ago"

    :rolleyes:
    How exactly is that relevant to Britain shoving its language down the throat of half the world?
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    I didn't realize America was forcing Brits to use our language. :rolleyes:
    saying BRITS then deciding the whole of the UK is in England, and Scotland, Wales & NI are somewhere in England
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    How exactly is that relevant to Britain shoving its language down the throat of half the world?
    Don't let the Welsh hear you say that
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    And they didn't teach you that English colonization didn't begin until well into the 17th century?

    So why whine about America doing something when your country did something hundreds of times worse as recently as a few decades ago?
    nope taught me bout Nazis, and i'm not whining, i started a little rant thread about something which many people have many views to share but on this website so many people have a high horse which they really need to fall off so they can sit back and enjoy something once in a while
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    How exactly is that relevant to Britain shoving its language down the throat of half the world?
    Its relevant in the fact that you, an american, dared to take the moral high ground implying that the British were so immoral to do anything of the sort to ensure easy communication between it and its colonies. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by chrisj99)
    Don't let the Welsh hear you say that
    Beth, sais?
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    I didn't realize America was forcing Brits to use our language. :rolleyes:
    Firstly, I do agree with the whole YOUR language debate!...English=England not English=American
    Secondly, i can put up with most things but when it says on computer options 'English (US)' THAT REALLY ANNOYS ME, they don't even have an 'English (UK)' option, US companies do really think that English is an American language don't they!?!
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    I don't have a problem with Americanisms.

    But it does sound silly when my sisters say "someone get me a barf bag" or something :p: not because it's American, but because they sound silly saying it in a pretend American accent :p:
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    This thread is full of bish

    Not just little **** but big massive ****

    Why bother?
    Why am i writing this?
    What's for tea?
    Do I really have to get up tomorrow?
    I wonder if it'll rain?
    How do clouds form?
    Are there ghosts and can cats see them?
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    (Original post by vicyvix)
    Firstly, I do agree with the whole YOUR language debate!...English=England not English=American
    Secondly, i can put up with most things but when it says on computer options 'English (US)' THAT REALLY ANNOYS ME, they don't even have an 'English (UK)' option, US companies do really think that English is an American language don't they!?!
    yup
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    (Original post by Allthewayhome)
    This thread is full of bish

    Not just little **** but big massive ****

    Why bother?
    Why am i writing this?
    What's for tea?
    Do I really have to get up tomorrow?
    I wonder if it'll rain?
    How do clouds form?
    Are there ghosts and can cats see them?
    if you don't like it unsubscribe and be done with it
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    (Original post by chrisj99)
    Soccer is an English word though. It comes from 'association' (as in 'association football' which is the poncy proper term for the sport). It's basically public school slang.
    Even so, I still hate the word!

    By the way good game today! Stevie G 94th Min, Get in!!!
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    (Original post by Helen_J)
    if you don't like it unsubscribe and be done with it
    I'm so confused and need a friend.
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    (Original post by francescarella)
    the only thing that annoys/confuses me is that they call crisps "chips" and chips "fries". gahhh.

    "can you pass me the cheese and onion chips?"
    "cheese and onion on CHIPS? wtf?!"
    *notices they are actually CRISPS*
    "oh. i get it."
    Perhaps this could also have something to do with French, the french for crisps being 'chips' and the french for chips being 'frites'
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    (Original post by IcEmAn911)
    even so, i still hate the word..

    btw good game today.. stevie g 94min!!!!! get in!!! lol!
    Yeah, I hate it too to be honest. Sounds proper 'rah'.
    And yep, Stevie is the man. :yep: Shame Scouse and Norfolk Englishes didn't take over the world!
 
 
 
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