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Do you use British or American English?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Johns Sep 11, 2014. 39 Replies

I was pondering recently all of the variations on English that exist; you have British English, American, Irish, other.  For me, even as an American, I have always used British English, for me it…Continue

18th Birthday Gift Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wapelhorst Aug 23, 2012. 11 Replies

Recently I have been rather bored, and I have decided now would be a good time to start pondering my upcoming birthday.  Its still months out, however I decided I would just write stuff down and send…Continue

 

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Penelope replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"Really?  I've never been identified as a Californian by my accent.  I've been identified as not-Southern, but never as a Californian (or West Coaster, even) precisely.  When I watch TV or movies set in Manhattan or…"
Sep 11, 2014
Sir replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"I'm American, and I use American English, with a few exceptions: * Where British English is more general.  I often say "trousers" not "pants," because it means "trousers" on both sides of the pond, whereas…"
Sep 11, 2014
Sir replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"No dialect or accent relative to another Californian, that is.  Relative to a Bostonian, Aussie Londoner, New Yorker, or Southerner, the Californian accent is thick."
Sep 11, 2014
Gentleman Engineer replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"It is of interest that much of the spelling utilized within the United States were concocted wholly from the mind of Noah Webster."
Sep 11, 2014
Marlie replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"I like "no worries". I'll occasionally use that one."
Sep 11, 2012
Marlie replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"Whatever, dudes. Surf's up, gotta run. Btw, Keanu Reeves was totally rad in Point Break!"
Sep 11, 2012
Brendan replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"It would be very bad for someone to think that you frequently wear a tank....... lol"
Sep 11, 2012
Abrecan Talewok replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"Only where it is useful. For example 'armor' means armored tanks, and 'armour' means personal protective armor. Distinguishing between the two is useful, so I use it."
Sep 11, 2012
The Original Cody replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"I assumed every American sounded like Waylon Jennings..."
Sep 11, 2012
Paul_of_TX replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"That's like saying you know your breath doesn't stink because you can't smell it."
Sep 11, 2012
Chuck Knight replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"That is so, like, totally bogus, dude!   Everyone knows the only truly correct form of American English is Texan.  Y'all couldn't speak correctly if you tried.  ;)"
Sep 11, 2012
David F. replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"Californian English.  That is to say American with no dialect / accent.  "
Sep 11, 2012
Nick H replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"My grandparents in Newfoundland spoke with a Waterford Irish or somewhat English accent (depending on who they spoke to or what part of the city they came from), my parents a softer one, and I sound like a yank with a slight Irish accent (many here…"
Sep 11, 2012
Brendan replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"Someone told you a story there!  I'm originally from Boston, so I can assure you, if you ask for a custard cone, someone WILL give you a funny look...  Soft serve is soft serve... now Sprinkles and Jimmies... thats a…"
Aug 27, 2012
Jack Bauer replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"There's more than one variety of American English.  Southern English almost a language all its own.  Completely different from Yankee English (think William F. Buckley vs. Jeff Foxworthy).  Areas like Minnesota have more in…"
Aug 27, 2012
Nick H replied to Brendan's discussion Do you use British or American English?
"In Newfoundland, we call soft serve icecream "custard cones". I hear that they are called that in Boston too."
Aug 27, 2012

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