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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:56 am

I believe I am speaking proper english. Here, have a biscuit...
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:57 am

joannaardway wrote:I believe I am speaking proper english. Here, have a biscuit...


What? It's not a crumpet?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:59 am

paaiyan wrote:Why can't you people speak proper English?


You'd think "proper" English is the one that is actually spoken England :p
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:11 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
paaiyan wrote:Why can't you people speak proper English?


You'd think "proper" English is the one that is actually spoken England :p


No no no. Everyone knows that columbus really discovered America so people from England could get away from England because the monarchy was distorting and twisting their beautiful language. Americans speak the real English.

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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

I believe you will find that it is actually the monarchy's language in the first place - "The Queen's English".

There are some things in US english that mean something entirely different in UK english, which can lead to misunderstandings.

As one of the polite examples, the sign # is known as the hash key in the UK. In the US, the pound sign.
But in the UK, the pound sign means £.
So, you're on the phone to someone in America to talk a problem with some software you've had imported, and they say: "Right, now press the pound sign"... I'm sure you can guess the (lack of) result.

Does result in some difficulties.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:39 am

... which lead to some misunderstanding with American friends when I declared that today was # Wednesday :D
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:46 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:... which lead to some misunderstanding with American friends when I declared that today was # Wednesday :D


Hahaha, this is why I love this forum.
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