English Lingo?

  • Thread starter Andy
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Which language do you prefer?

  • English

    Votes: 4 100.0%
  • American

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4
  • #26
477
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Originally posted by cmdr_sponge
ps is both side having culture a prerequisite to being cultrally offesive? cus we have years of it
maybe for some, but i for one love british culture and find it interesting. i apoligize if i've offended.
 
  • #27
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you havent offended me, i have been laughing at this but someone will probably read this and get very offended and in turn get very offensive which will then start a viscious circle of offensiveness which will lead to this topic being locked.
 
  • #28
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Originally posted by maximus
only one other. and that only barely, i'm in accel. spanish 2
Cool. That was my first language.
 
  • #29
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Originally posted by Andy
Yes CENTRE should be spelt this way because it is the proper way of spelling it! you managed to get lorry right (well done) but buscuit you must be having a laugh! you got the harder bit correct and the easiest bit wrong its spelt Biscuit. (i say the harder bit when even that is very easy to spell)
What are you talking about (see the post that you are refering to, but ignore the little words in italics ).
 
  • #30
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I also speak a little spanish, i have studied it for 1 year so its very limited at the moment as you might have if you had read the thread that was typed in spanish, but i would like to become fluent spanish speaker.
 
  • #31
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Originally posted by cmdr_sponge
not when it involves national pride, i think this thread is likely to deteriorate into racism, which is fine if u like that kind of thing, but i'm not sure the powers that be would let it carry on
i'm sorry that we ever wandered into such a discussion. i mean no offence.
 
  • #32
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Originally posted by Andy
I also speak a little spanish, i have studied it for 1 year so its very limited at the moment as you might have if you had read the thread that was typed in spanish, but i would like to become fluent spanish speaker.

that's unusual. i thought most british took french, as france is much closer. what modivated you to learn spanish?
 
  • #33
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Originally posted by Mentat
Cool. That was my first language.

your first? how many do you speak?
 
  • #34
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i did french for 5 years but never bothered to pay attention in lessons and thats because i cant stand the french! and i needed another subject to study at college and spanish look pretty cool so i took it, i also got to go to barcelona which was pretty cool.
 
  • #35
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Originally posted by Andy
i did french for 5 years but never bothered to pay attention in lessons and thats because i cant stand the french! and i needed another subject to study at college and spanish look pretty cool so i took it, i also got to go to barcelona which was pretty cool.

you hate the french? that's a strong statement! have you heard that in america some want to switch the name of French Fries (i think you call them chips) into Freedom Fries, becuase the french didn't support us in the war?
 
  • #36
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And I suppose you think that "center" should be spelt "centre"? And that a cookie is a biscuit and a truck is "lorry" (probably spelt that wrong)?
Refering to the above statement i fail to see where the Italics can be found, (i have never used italics in this before so it better work!)
 
  • #37
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Originally posted by Andy
Refering to the above statement i fail to see where the Italics can be found, (i have never used italics in this before so it better work!)
Well then I wont tell you about the tiny statement at the bottom that refers to my having edited my post...DOH!
 
  • #38
cmdr_sponge
if it wasn't so blatantly racist i would start a thread on them french weasels, desecrating our war graves , bastards. most english people do hate the frensh why do you think we are so against being in europe, its run for the the french and germans by the french and germans.

we (america and britain) faught to be independant TWICE and now our (british) government wants to give it back to the ppl we faught. dam europeans. we should launch a pre-emptive strike against them. hasn't france got some WMDs.
 
  • #39
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Originally posted by maximus
you hate the french? that's a strong statement! have you heard that in america some want to switch the name of French Fries (i think you call them chips) into Freedom Fries, becuase the french didn't support us in the war?
Maybe he meant he didn't like the French language? After all, that's the subject of the discussion (isn't it?).

Also, the term "French fry" refers to the fact that the potato is "frenched" (a cooking term for slicing into thin "finger-slices") before being "fried".
 
  • #40
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you hate the french? that's a strong statement! have you heard that in america some want to switch the name of French Fries (i think you call them chips) into Freedom Fries, becuase the french didn't support us in the war?
Well i say that i hate the French when really i should say that whenever i have spoken to a french person or seen a french person on the news they have always seemed arrogant about something, i could understand it apart from the fact that in all of the wars the English and the French have had we have kicked their arses more often than they managed to luckily scrape a narrow victory!
 
  • #41
477
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it appears to me as though they really hate the french people too!



Originally posted by Mentat
Also, the term "French fry" refers to the fact that the potato is "frenched" (a cooking term for slicing into thin "finger-slices") before being "fried".

i know, that's exacly why it's so funny that they want to change it. in sacramento there's this odd sign in front of a window to a liquir store that reads: NO FRENCH WINE! -phase one!
 
  • #42
cmdr_sponge
ne way back to the real subject wanting to change french fries to freedom fries is another example of our foolish language and how it is understood. people need to understand the language they speak. if french fries were really french wouldn't the frecnh call them french fries not frites.

was it really true that some one wanted to change hello to heaveno in america because they were worried about satanism.

mind u we culd be lookin to deaply into this. doesn't matter how u say it, its what u mean by it.

KEEP ENGLISH ENGLISH
 
  • #43
Tom Mattson
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Oi! You seem to have forgotten that Australians speak English, too. Why wasn't that put on the poll? With all the Aussies roaming around here, you're going to be in deep dickery-doo if one of them notices this!
 
  • #44
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Ah good point, it does say Mentors only next to the edit poll option and seeing as your a mentor why dont you add australian to the poll, or is there a way of doing it that i dont know about?
 
  • #45
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Why do the Australians make Castlemaine XXXX? what are the 4X's for cant you spell beer?
 
  • #46
477
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Originally posted by cmdr_sponge

was it really true that some one wanted to change hello to heaveno in america because they were worried about satanism.



i don't recall this. but that means little
 
  • #47
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Last edited by Mentat on 06-11-2003 at 11:27 PM
ah i didnt notice this, i was looking in the actual subject text for the italics not at the bottom of the reply, my humblest apolagies mentat.
 

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