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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 07:46 AM

On Jonathon Ross a few weeks ago they had Dominic Monaghan (Merry in lord of the rings, Charlie in Lost) and he was saying this. He was saying about how in America everything has to be abbreviated and cut down like 'Miccy D's', 'FYI', 'Lol' and that language wasn't being used to it's full capacity and potential.

It was intresting how he put it.. and intresting that he said it to when i'm guessing more than half his fanbase are American.

I agree with you anyway. It really bothers me when I install a program and I see 'American English' as the language, or maybe 'English' with a little American flag next to it..


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 07:58 AM

get over it

for the most part,the english language is pretty inert and useless anyway
a lot of people dont even understand the meaning of a word they are using, what it stands for or how it relates to anything else, they have merely learned a relfex and associated a word with a seemingly appropriate stimulus
a common example, i encounter a lot of people saying please or sorry when they dont actually mean it, its an automated social response to overcome the risk of possible social awkwardness had they said nothing at all . this is very common with young kids, but it extends right through adulthood if this ignorance of language and thought isnt overcome during adolesence
common mental sentences you can see people thinking " i dont want to be in trouble/seen in bad light, but if i say sorry after i hurt you its alright"
" i dont give a shit about what you had to do to give it to me, ill just say please so you give it to me so i can benefit "

misperceptions arise when one person in a conversation understands elements of language/grammar than the other or knows more of the history of the word itself, this happens a lot with words of mythological decent

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 08:16 AM

At 7/27/06 07:58 AM, KynetiK_27 wrote: misperceptions arise when one person in a conversation understands elements of language/grammar than the other or knows more of the history of the word itself

Yeah...only yesterday I called someone 'feral', they later said I'd called them a 'dyke'.

Which makes no sense at all.

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 08:45 AM

lift>elevator

I'm on your side, why do they have to change the words? but... I think that with lift>elevator is wrong, I mean, isn't the elevator/the lift an american invention?

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 08:50 AM

don't make a topic like this again because

Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language


You're not the main character.

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 09:08 AM

At 7/27/06 04:39 AM, mranarchy wrote: I downloaded itunes yesterday and when they asked which language to use I had to select'american english'
NO! it is our language the americans cannot claim it as their own .It is english and nothing else.

not only have they been claiming our language as their own but they have inveted stupid words and generally fucked up our language
here are all the examples I can think of right now(I have'nt slept for 36 hours)
english(real)word>dam american word
jam>jelly
jelly>jell-o
curtains>drapes
biscuit>cookie
lift>elevator
pavement>sidewalk
nappie>diaper
trousers>pants
dustbin>trashcan
rubbish>trash
tap>faucet
(Every country in the world apart from america call's it something like)football>soccer
dummy>pacifier
There are probably more but i can't be bothered to remember them all
THIS IS NOT JUST A MOAN I also want americans to know what words they SHOULD be saying>

yes they ruined the great british langauge im mean, soccer! what kind of a word is that. and i dont why they call american football football its rugby! Film>Movie
pictures-cinema>movies


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 10:55 AM

At 7/27/06 07:41 AM, Tawb wrote:
At 7/27/06 07:37 AM, milinko959 wrote: Yeah, well we saved your asses in WW1 and WW2, so I'll say elevator if I want.
you didnt save anyones 'ass' you fuckin dick.

an your a fuckin twat for sayin so.

Actually we saved france's ass. Y'know normandy and all. We may not have saved your ass directly, but if WW3 breaks out, and you get into trouble. Be reassured that the U.S. Will "Keep you in our prayers"

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 10:58 AM

At 7/27/06 04:42 AM, Extremewookie wrote: Nah we improved it. We didn't need primitive words like lift and dustbin.

owned, very owned.
I must agree with you UK people on one way, i like your accent >:)

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:06 AM

hah ur from england im canadian and i apperently skeak american english but since im in canada i speak canadian english right? thats strange how england is the odd one out? ask your self, who really fucked up the english language?

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:07 AM

the real question is, does itunes even use any of those words? If not then be quiet.

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:08 AM

At 7/27/06 07:58 AM, KynetiK_27 wrote: misperceptions arise when one person in a conversation understands elements of language/grammar than the other or knows more of the history of the word itself, this happens a lot with words of mythological decent

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing here, but your point seems more based around language in general and the ignorance of some people rather than the english language in general. Do you have an example of this not being the case in other languages?


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:11 AM

Oh please people, can't you just accept that Scotland owns you all?

No smart comments or a'll get William Wallace on ur arses

Murad136, heres your fucking credit ;3

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:11 AM

Us Americans don't have the same kind of English Language because we are a western country that doesnt need to have your stupid kind of "English". We have a right to have our own kind. Get over it.

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:14 AM

You are full of shit. I'm American and I use the following words from your list:
jam
jelly
curtains
lift
pavement
trousers
rubbish
tap

THIS IS NOT JUST A MOAN

Yeah, it is.

I want americans to know what words they SHOULD be saying>

That made me lol. We'll say whatever we damn please. I'm not telling you what to say; so fuck off.


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:19 AM

At 7/27/06 11:11 AM, artoonixkid418 wrote: Us Americans don't have the same kind of English Language because we are a western country that doesnt need to have your stupid kind of "English".

I'm sorry what? America is a western country so it doesn't need original English?

Last time I checked England was in the western Hemisphere...yup. It's still there.

And what's exactly stupid about the British version of English? If you seriously think that just because you spell thign sidfferently and have different words for different things that it makes you superior, then you're as idiotic as the Topic starter.

There isn't such a thing as a superior language, or a superior version of a language. It's all opinions so why all of you are getting your panties in a twist over this is beyond me...oh wait. Blind Jingoistic patriotism. My bad, completley forgot about it for a second.

Seriously, anyone who is angry at America for spelling things differently is an idiot. Anyone who thinks American English is better just because you spell things differently is as much as an idiot.

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:28 AM

I am fucking sick of these England vs. America topics.
OMFG LOL AMERICANS CANT SPEAK PROPER ROFLROFLROFL!!
or
ZOMFG BRITISH PEOPLE ARE TEH SUX BCUZ TEHE AMERIC CANS BEET DEM IN TEH AMERIXAN REVOLUTIONSZ LOLOLOL!!!1

You all are so fucking stupid. Seriously, why do you care so much that we changed some of your words? And why are you whining about iTunes saying "American" English? Whoop-dee-fucking-doo. If it bothers you so much, write Apple an angry letter, but stop spamming up the BBS with your LOL AMERICA SUXZ bullshit.


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:31 AM

At 7/27/06 04:47 AM, mranarchy wrote:
Lorry > Truck

Pub > Bar

I grew up in London, I know 'em all!
yeah but do the aMERICANS know em all?

Nope

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:34 AM

At 7/27/06 07:46 AM, -Mogly- wrote: On Jonathon Ross a few weeks ago they had Dominic Monaghan

I saw that-I love J.Ross


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:35 AM

If you think the Americans messed up english look how badly the English messed up german, latin, and greek.

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:36 AM

At 7/27/06 11:35 AM, evilXbanana wrote: If you think the Americans messed up english look how badly the English messed up german, latin, and greek.

And French. Can't forget the French...no matter how much I'd love to we just can't forget them :-(

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:36 AM

Aslong as the yanks design the shit, they can choose what they want.


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:40 AM

You're just a douchebag.

If you don't like it, get out of America. OH WAIT.


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:45 AM

Oh, for the love of God.

People on both sides of this thread are making asshats of themselves. America is a SEPERATE. FUCKING. COUNTRY. OF COURSE we have different words here! The only reason 'our version' of English is based off the one invented in Europe is because the original Americans CAME from Europe! I thought we settled this a LONG time ago!

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:47 AM

At 7/27/06 08:50 AM, _Ace_ wrote: don't make a topic like this again because

I'm stealing that image, just thought you should know. >>

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:47 AM

AND the americans abbrieviate every thing-they call things like freinds 'dramedy' I mean for fucks sake just say drama comedy but apparently the american people are all too dumd too describe something with over 1 word


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:47 AM

At 7/27/06 04:42 AM, Extremewookie wrote: Nah we improved it. We didn't need primitive words like lift and dustbin.

but you couldn't handle "Harry Potter And The Pihlosopher's Stone". had to be renamed

"Harry Potter And The Wizard's Stone"

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:49 AM

At
"Harry Potter And The Pihlosopher's Stone". had to be renamed


"Harry Potter And The Wizard's Stone"

HA really? ......spazzers


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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:50 AM

At 7/27/06 04:39 AM, mranarchy wrote: english(real)word>dam american word
jam>jelly
jelly>jell-o
curtains>drapes
biscuit>cookie
lift>elevator
pavement>sidewalk
nappie>diaper
trousers>pants
dustbin>trashcan
rubbish>trash
tap>faucet

Language isn't property. I'm Canadian, and I say Tap, pavement, and a bunch of other stuff. And jam is different than jelly.


hurrrddurrrrrrrr

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:51 AM

I wanna make a correction

jelly>geletin mix

"Put Smarties tubes on cats legs, make them walk like a robot."

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Response to Theamericans Fucked Up Our Language Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 11:52 AM

At 7/27/06 11:47 AM, mranarchy wrote: AND the americans abbrieviate every thing-they call things like freinds 'dramedy' I mean for fucks sake just say drama comedy but apparently the american people are all too dumd too describe something with over 1 word

Shut the fuck up. Its idiots like you that give the English a bad name. Piss off. Youa ren't prooving anything by having a go at the yanks. You are just making yourself look stupid. Come back when you've grown up and have the brains to realsie that America is a different country and that because of that, they don't have to have the exact same words.

You know, kind of like German and English. Most of the English language derives from Germanic. So yeah, if you hate Americans for "Butchering" English, then you MUST hate the English for butchering German!

Or are you a hypocrite as well as an idiot?