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In Canada we supposedly speak British English, but it's all garbled in with the American English. Then again, English isn't really a language on its own... it's more like a bully who beats up other languages and randomly steals their vocabulary and syntax.

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I'm American, yet thanks to watching Top Gear, I find myself using "aluminium" instead of aluminum. :smile_phones:

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Then again, English isn't really a language on its own... it's more like a bully who beats up other languages and randomly steals their vocabulary and syntax.

 

Quoted for truth. Though I'd rather it be this way than if we tried to keep English artificially "pure" and free of "foreign" influence. In English, there's so many ways to say basically the same thing, but with subtle differences in nuance or tone. I love words (as my title indicates), and the more words I have to use, the better.

 

Something that often confuses people is that English is technically a Germanic language, despite sharing a large percentage of its vocabulary with Romance languages. Then you tell them about the Norman conquest, and all the other weird stuff that happened with English after that, and their eyes start to glaze over because they didn't expect such a complex explanation and they're bored.

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Wow this has turned in to a very nice, historic lesson on languages. Interesting stuff though, I get annoyed if British people say american things though, I'm not patriotic, but I dislike it for some reason, I think British people should speak British English and Americans American English.

My cousin said high school, and I told her to say secondary school as it's the British way to say it.

 

Not got anything against you American headfiers out there.

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Wow this has turned in to a very nice, historic lesson on languages. Interesting stuff though, I get annoyed if British people say american things though, I'm not patriotic, but I dislike it for some reason, I think British people should speak British English and Americans American English.

My cousin said high school, and I told her to say secondary school as it's the British way to say it.

 

Not got anything against you American headfiers out there.

I have a habit of mixing up English and American terminology due to the fact that I was brought up with American English but am now boarding in England. Don't kill me :D

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I have a habit of mixing up English and American terminology due to the fact that I was brought up with American English but am now boarding in England. Don't kill me :D

I shall have to hunt you down and teach you proper English!!!  :veryevil: 

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I shall have to hunt you down and teach you proper English!!!  :veryevil: 

Have mercy, senpai!

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TBH I am a very anti violence guy, a big softie wink.gif
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TBH I am a very anti violence guy, a big softie wink.gif

Hunt me down...nicely...?

 

Dammit, this is starting to sound like a creepy love story. Somehow it is rather fitting with the title of this thread though...

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This is starting to worry me... eek.gif
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TBH I am a very anti violence guy, a big softie wink.gif
Hunt me down...nicely...?

Dammit, this is starting to sound like a creepy love story. Somehow it is rather fitting with the title of this thread though...
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Lol Mikasa


I like using British English spelling despite being in the USA my entire life.

Electrokardiogram looks better than electrocardiogram to me for instance since it has the Greet root word καρδια (kardia).

When I speak, "realise" better matches what I say. I don't pronounce the Z like in realiZe (I sat something more like "real-ice."
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Lol Mikasa


I like using British English spelling despite being in the USA my entire life.

Electrokardiogram looks better than electrocardiogram to me for instance since it has the Greet root word καρδια (kardia).

When I speak, "realise" better matches what I say. I don't pronounce the Z like in realiZe (I sat something more like "real-ice."

I have to make a slight conscious effort to use one or the other. If I don't, I usually default to American English, but that pisses off all the Brits around me :rolleyes:

 

Going slightly nearer the original topic of this thread (but it isn't a worst date story, my romantic life is pretty stagnant), there's this girl at my school who strangely draws my attention. I don't know why because I don't really know her, although we've spoken a few times. Maybe there's something about her character or the way she looks. Hard to say :p

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Someone shot a love arrow to you and that girl. XP
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Someone shot a love arrow to you and that girl. XP

Oh, I've never even though about it in that way before. A whole new perspective!

 

Shame it takes me forever to actually fall in love with somebody, it's a nice thought though :o

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Oh, I've never even though about it in that way before. A whole new perspective!

 

Shame it takes me forever to actually fall in love with somebody, it's a nice thought though :o

haha xD I am a indoor guy and extremely shy with girls. Never allowed any girls to sit next to me not any xP literally fear them away. Perfectly fine if they sit in front or facing me but just not next to me because things spread faster than a light year here 

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