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Postby banana » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:26 pm

Wait. So the Americans invented English now? This takes ethnocentrism to a whole new level! :lol:
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Postby Forks » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 9:41 am

as long as the Brits don't come to New York and order a pack of fags from room service they will be okay. Unless of course they are looking for the US version of fags (okay, not really PC but a fact nonetheless.) :P


that conjures up quite picture :shock:

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Postby JermD » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:39 am

Forks wrote:
as long as the Brits don't come to New York and order a pack of fags from room service they will be okay. Unless of course they are looking for the US version of fags (okay, not really PC but a fact nonetheless.) :P


that conjures up quite picture :shock:


This reminds me of a Jasper Carrott video I saw many years ago when he was in the US and comparing the British with the Americans. He mentioned about the difference between the use of the word "honk", in the UK (according to Jasper) it means to vomit. So he was quite amused when he saw the bumper stickers in the US "honk if you're horny", etc.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 1:26 pm

banana wrote:Wait. So the Americans invented English now? This takes ethnocentrism to a whole new level! :lol:


Where did you get that from? :???:

T'would seem that Sir Humphry Davy is British and Noah Webster only changed the spellings.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 6:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
banana wrote:Wait. So the Americans invented English now? This takes ethnocentrism to a whole new level! :lol:


Where did you get that from? :???:

T'would seem that Sir Humphry Davy is British and Noah Webster only changed the spellings.


With a name like Humphry, I guess he is one Brit who may ask the hotel receptionist in NYC for a couple of fags and the price of a couple of faggots, without the chips and peas :P :) He appeared to be a heavy sniffer in his time and died quite young, laughing all the way to the grave, with his addiction of laughing gas :shock: Better than alcohol! :o

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Postby banana » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 4:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
banana wrote:Wait. So the Americans invented English now? This takes ethnocentrism to a whole new level! :lol:


Where did you get that from? :???:

T'would seem that Sir Humphry Davy is British and Noah Webster only changed the spellings.


It's a new thing I'm trying, taking things out of context :P
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:14 pm

banana wrote:It's a new thing I'm trying, taking things out of context :P

Er... "new"? :^o

Just kidding; you know I luv ya. :lol:

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Postby banana » Tue, 15 Jul 2008 8:23 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
banana wrote:It's a new thing I'm trying, taking things out of context :P

Er... "new"? :^o

Just kidding; you know I luv ya. :lol:


shoosh you :twisted:

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