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Old 05-08-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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The English language

Ok.....I was thinking about making a topic on this the other day...I didn't just read another topic here at CF and deside to right this one...honest...

Here's how it is, us British folk might spell certain things slightly differently to our buddies in the US....I will list a few spellings and state them in the way we write them and the way the Americans write them, here goes.

Cheque - Check

Centre - Center

Colour - Color

Favour - Favor

Flavour - Flavor

Realise - Realize

Appologise - Appologize..or anything else with a 'Z' on it..apart from magazine

Tyre - Tire


Ok, there's loads more but I cant think of them right now, feel free to post what ever you think of!
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:09 AM   #2
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What is the most common dictionary you pratts use? I meant to say Britts use
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What is the most common dictionary you pratts use? I meant to say Britts use
The only dictionary this pratt knows of is the Oxford English dictionary
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The only dictionary this pratt knows of is the Oxford English dictionary

I'll search for it online.grin
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I'll search for it online.grin
lol, ...I wonder what definition it gives for 'dictionary' on dictionary.com ..*goes to look*
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lol, ...I wonder what definition it gives for 'dictionary' on dictionary.com ..*goes to look*

Main Entry: dic·tio·nary
Pronunciation: 'dik-sh&-"ner-E
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nar·ies
Etymology: Medieval Latin dictionarium, from Late Latin diction-, dictio word, from Latin, speaking
1 : a reference book containing words usually alphabetically arranged along with information about their forms, pronunciations, functions, etymologies, meanings, and syntactical and idiomatic uses
2 : a reference book listing alphabetically terms or names important to a particular subject or activity along with discussion of their meanings and applications
3 : a reference book giving for words of one language equivalents in another
4 : a list (as of items of data or words) stored in a computer for reference (as for information retrieval or word processing)

The OED wants you to buy a subscription, for the use.
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The OED wants you to buy a subscription, for the use.
Cheeky beggers lol
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Cheeky beggers lol

OK, what's CHEEKY?
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OK, what's CHEEKY?
lol.....Cheeky is when one take the piss...

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adj : offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"
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lol.....Cheeky is when one take the piss...

That's just an asshole.
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That's just an asshole.
Yes..it can be many things
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:05 AM   #13
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There is also the case of pronaciation and variation.

u guys say

erbs we say herbs, theres a $%^£$&* H in it

Cell (phone) we say mobile, and no its not mobil, long sound

ass is arse

fanny is not our arses, over here is femaile genatialia probibly the most pc way to say it

couch we say sofa or settee. technically a couch is a chase longe

you probibly know the car ones but just in case

rotors we say discs (brakes)

not sure if you use breaks for car brakes

check is to double check that its correct

were as cheque is promise of payment

theres dodge's tires :p i wouldnt try looking that up in the yellow pages, tyre

then there are uncoman shortening's

fender we say bumper

hood we say bonnet

trunk we say boot

city beams we just dont use them



you will never find a brit saying
spendy
y'all
laundromat


i have noticed a tendency for americans and canadians to use words for puntuation in speach
brit:
well, we went to the movies, then caught the bus home
canadian:
well like we went to the movies and like caught the bus home
american
more likely to substitute like for %^&king


if you want to have a really good laugh at how we all respectively use words then get a copy of Eats shoot's and leaves.

i got loads more if ne 1 wanna go though them but may b we should stick to car realted transposition and diffrences
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erbs we say herbs, theres a $%^£$&* H in it
The H is silent over here. Just in case you missed my last question. Cinqgy you have refered to Japanese cars as "japs" I was just curious if that as politicaly correct over on that side of the pond. I know in America they will smash your balls in. That type of free speach isnt covered over here.
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i guess it isnt PC, sorry if i offended any one. i dont really see what the big deal is at least in the context of cars.

I thought that i made it clear that i was refering to nissan, honda, toyota, suzuki etc. But just incase that was the meaning.


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The H is silent over here. Just in case you missed my last question. Cinqgy you have refered to Japanese cars as "japs" I was just curious if that as politicaly correct over on that side of the pond. I know in America they will smash your balls in. That type of free speach isnt covered over here.
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