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Old 21 August 2003, 17:29   #81
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Most Americanisms (as opposed to std Oxford English - spoken by almost no-one...) are hold-overs from Puritan English, or anglesised corruptions of continental European words, mostly with germanic roots. You can't have a 'Britishism' in English since it's our language... however you can have them in non-english languages... incidentaly, Ali-G is an asian kid from the burbs who REALLY wants to be Gangsta man, most of his slang, is rap crossed with Jamacan... we have alot of them round here...
Of course there are 'Britishisms' - just because English originated in the UK doesn't mean that it is a standard for everyone else to adapt. English is an entity that is constantly changing in time and space and all major dialects are valid by the mere fact that they are spoken by many people. There is no single correct dialect of English.
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Old 21 August 2003, 18:28   #83
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Old 21 August 2003, 18:39   #84
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.... you may have taken the name of one the C64,s greatest charectors of all time but isn,t the above ....... a bit below the belt even for you !
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Old 21 August 2003, 19:04   #86
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Of course there are 'Britishisms' - just because English originated in the UK doesn't mean that it is a standard for everyone else to adapt.
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non-english languages...
LIKE AMERICAN... sorry thought people would get the infference... next time I'll add ,

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There is no single correct dialect of English.
Yes there is, it's the one I speake.... [for all values of 'I']
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Old 21 August 2003, 20:22   #87
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Okay, so I should've read the post more carefully!
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Old 22 August 2003, 18:08   #88
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Can't complain, as I've done the same thing myself, and will again and you're right about it changing - that's one reason why it works so well, always upto date!
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I don't mind stirring things up with our American cousins.

Words get added to the English language everyday. That's not a problem, it's necessary. English has been shaped by lots of other languages. But then we have a history that goes back just a bit further than the Americans (unless you count the indiginous tribes, who now make up a tiny percentage of the population and probably feel rather aggrieved about the whole thing). The fact that American 'English' uses the same word to describe the same thing... but they spell it differently is somewhat amusing and annoying at the same time. IMHO of course. Then they call it English. If I become fluent in French, German, Spanish or even Martian... I spell the words as the French, Germans, Spaniards or Martians spell it. Otherwise it's something different. If you pinch our language and bastardise it, you deserve to have G W Bush as a president! He should start using the swastiker instead of the Eagle!

And in England, an ass is a donkey, not a body part. Get used to it.

End of moan. Please direct any foul language somewhere else!

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I don't mind stirring things up with our American cousins.

Words get added to the English language everyday. That's not a problem, it's necessary. The fact that American 'English' uses the same word to describe the same thing... but they spell it differently is somewhat amusing and annoying at the same time. IMHO of course. Then they call it English

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He should start using the swastiker instead of the Eagle!
Speaking of bastardising language, what's a swastiker? Could you possibly be referring to the word swastika?

Sounds like you've been bastardising your own language by reading too much Andy Capp!

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Well spotted that man! That's the trouble with posting from the workplace... I don't get chance to spellcheck everything. Besides which, swastika isn't really an English word, so I should be forgiven! If you don't forgive me I'll hire a member of a crack SAS squad to come and write swastikas all over your keyboard... with malice aforethought!!!!

Is Andy Capp still going? Wasn't he one of those 'Bloody Northerners'? that spend their time molesting sheep?
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Old 02 September 2003, 18:29   #92
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Andy never got off the couch, or out of the pub long enough to molest anything also he was lazy and workshy, not rasist, like all 'Northeners' as defined by That-Bloody-Woman... (That bitch Thatcher, in case you where wondering)

and Hitler used the mirror image of a sacred Hindu symbol! What a twat.
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Yeah, Andy have been a lazy sod with an accent so thick, yer can't understand a word 'e and Flo says, but 'e makes a helluva fruit machine!
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Old 03 September 2003, 02:30   #94
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This may crush you, but I have a feeling he didn't make that machine.
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Old 03 September 2003, 02:55   #95
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Wahhhh i used to love playing that machine .. still do thru emu too.

"I'm ooooutta here ..."

"Come back ere my lad ..."
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Yeah, it's about the only fruit machine I play in emulation. I have tried several other tables, but only Andy Capp and a few variations do I ever return to.
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Old 05 September 2003, 18:10   #97
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Makes me glad I'm not a northerner... but those southerners are just as bad.

Even that 'great' American actor Brad Pitt thinks Bush is an idiot. No more Oscar nominations for Brad then...
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Hmm, I actually think Brad Pitt IS a good actor.
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Hmm, I actually think Brad Pitt IS a good actor.
He has a limited range, but does well in the movies he is cast in.
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Fair comment. Hes good at what HE does.
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