US to Officially make English its language of choice. 39 replies

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crzymnky

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#31 11 years ago
JedihunterHah, that reminds me of my Grandma. She had the stereotypical Minnesotan accent ( I don't have one for some reason ) and she would always say "See, ya ya" after every sentance, it was annoying at first but then you noticed how hilaryous it was. "Its time to get up now, See, ya ya" "Yeah, there, eat your breakfast See, ya ya". :D. Don't be dissen Minnesota on our language :lol:.

Oh ya?! Oh ya! Thats all I ever hear from people up north. Its kinda funny how the accent up northis just like in the movie Fargo.




Hypnotoad13

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#32 11 years ago

It's funny, despite living in Virginia, I use the british spelling half the time anyway.

to be fair though, well spoken english is pretty much the same in ny country, where there is an true variation is when you compare something like cockney with ebonics

and what about Candian English?




Roaming East

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#33 11 years ago
Hypnotoad13It's funny, despite living in Virginia, I use the british spelling half the time anyway.

to be fair though, well spoken english is pretty much the same in ny country, where there is an true variation is when you compare something like cockney with ebonics

and what about Candian English?


i assume you live in Eastern/Coastal Va? i noticed that people did that there as well. Im a Yorktowner myself




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#34 11 years ago
StrongBadianSomeone explain to me WHY we butchered your Language. Someone tell me why. I'm fucking sick of all these Brits whing about how "We Butchered Their Language" It's the same damn thing, with the exception of the cockney accent.

It's because you spell things the way you say things. Eg, Mum = Mom, Honour = Honor, Colour = Color [COLOR=black]It just seems stupid to spell things the way you pronounce them. If we all did that we would be spelling pneumatic, numatic and so everything would just look wrong. [/COLOR] [COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black][COLOR=black]Also as on "Room 101" the other night Sir Alan Sugar was saying that you Yanks have your own descriptions for thing. For example a spotty dress was a "polka dot" dress but when his wife called the dress spotty the shop assistant was almost shocked that she did not as for the "polka dot" dress. [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Now I don't have anything against you having you own words for things as we too here in [/COLOR][COLOR=black]Scotland[/COLOR][COLOR=black] have 100s of slang words, but we still know the proper words and descriptions for them which makes all the difference. This is very useful as we know that other countries won’t understand us but because we too can still talk proper English it helps us to get along when we go abroad and vice versa. ;)[/COLOR] [/COLOR]




Hypnotoad13

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#35 11 years ago
Roaming Easti assume you live in Eastern/Coastal Va? i noticed that people did that there as well. Im a Yorktowner myself

Northern, actually right on the Potomac, though i've spent the last 9 months in Tuscaloosa Alabama




Roaming East

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#36 11 years ago

They should make leet speak the official language jez 2 b3 fairz nd piss0rz teh n00bz




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#37 11 years ago

Either that or shove crayons up our noses until we get brain damage, same effect really :lol:




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#38 11 years ago
AzHNo it isn't. Anyway, within a generation or two, Spanish will be the primary language of the US.

no not really.. al second language classes may be removed. maybe.. thats what i heard at my school from the teachers




AzH

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#39 11 years ago

It isn't going to happen. Not with the number of hispanic immigrants there are entering the US.




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#40 11 years ago
Anlushac11 Nor whether Yanks will now learn to speak proper.

Hey! I speak goodly!

But seriously, I find that myself, and most everyone I know speaks well.