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Old 17th June 2002, 05:59   #41
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AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!! Linguistic nationalism. Will it never end?!?

How 'bout a new poll for Brits vs. the Americans: Fanny or Fanny?
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Old 17th June 2002, 06:00   #42
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Eye noe thee ansur becaws hukt own foniks wurkd sew wail.
idz kulr .

Actualy since we colonials speak "english" would not the English spelling of colour be considered to be correct in "proper" or formal usage, as opposed to the informal spelling of color?

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Old 17th June 2002, 06:02   #43
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OMG!!! FANNY! FANNY!! I know the answer!!


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Old 17th June 2002, 06:36   #44
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OMG!!! FANNY! FANNY!! I know the answer!!


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I forget where your from i*c. Do you know what fanny means in England?
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Old 17th June 2002, 07:19   #45
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Color vs Colour. Honestly, who really gives a shit? (Or is it "shite"?)
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Old 17th June 2002, 07:47   #46
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I forget where your from i*c. Do you know what fanny means in England?
Yeah it's quite the awkward situation when Americans start mentioning "fanny packs"...
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Old 17th June 2002, 10:22   #47
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color is just the American short for colour.

I use colour but if in editing html i have to use the us ....color.
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Old 17th June 2002, 12:03   #48
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The U is needed to soften the second O, so you can pronounce it right
As if English has suddenly become standard on its vowel pronunciations. How do you pronounce though, through, cough, bough, etc? I don't think that extra 'u' does much to clarify the pronunciation.

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I expect the poll result will show color as the winner. Only because there are more Americans here and as we know, none of them speak or spell the proper english language.
I will reming you to go look at Chaucer's works next time you think your English is so perfect.

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Old 17th June 2002, 21:04   #49
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Chaucer wrote in Middle English, which is technically a different language from English. Goes to show that time as well as distance make a difference in linguistics. Shakespeare wrote in "English" though and his language is still way different from ours.

Good points about the "u" Curi0us_George.

Someone needs to start a thread where Mexicans and European Spaniards can debate the differences in their language...
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Old 17th June 2002, 21:14   #50
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We Brits should start re-using Middle English, the insults were funnier.
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Old 17th June 2002, 21:18   #51
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Its color!

adding the U in there is just trying to cheat at scrabble.
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Old 17th June 2002, 21:33   #52
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We Brits should start re-using Middle English, the insults were funnier.
Figs to you, you yellow-belied strumpet!
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Old 17th June 2002, 21:35   #53
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Old 17th June 2002, 23:03   #54
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Most Americans speak American, not English.
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Old 17th June 2002, 23:18   #55
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no, most Americans speak English. American is only spoken by a few tribes in the reserves now.
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Old 18th June 2002, 02:40   #56
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I will have you know color is how it is spelt in Canada however I have always spelt it colour as well humor=humour, due to my starting years at school in Wales.
bloody hell
you mean i've been spelling it wrong all these years?
no wonder my english mark sucks

then again, i seem to switch between center and centre on a word by word basis, same w/ theater and theatre

though i ALWAYS spell it prologue, even if that is incorrect
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Old 18th June 2002, 02:42   #57
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American is only spoken by a few tribes in the reserves now.
The native inhabitants of this land are not Americans. American is a foreign (Italian) word. Besides... they don't all speak the same language.
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Old 18th June 2002, 02:54   #58
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meh its both. they are interchangable...sorta like 'the' and 'teh'....
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I forget where your from i*c. Do you know what fanny means in England?
I'm from Oregon... so, no. And I'm not sure if I really want to know, after what Xerxes said.
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Old 18th June 2002, 04:19   #60
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tammy,tammy...had a big fat FANNY....

"Well, got to love you and leave you, need to go get into the shower and rub my hard naked body all over with soapy bubbles, I'll be back later to carry on playing....

It'll take you some time to get over the image of me naked in the shower......mind you don't masturbate to hard thinking about it...."
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Old 18th June 2002, 04:41   #61
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i thought it was established in another thread last week that americans speak english and the english speak japanese 2.0, or engrish... did you guys forget?

and you're arguing about the wrong language. if we're going to argue primacy of spelling and pronunciations, let's revert back to the ancient babylonian and sumerian, the first real languages developed, of which no traces currently exist. but oh wait, we can't... too bad. you all suck. shut up.

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Old 18th June 2002, 04:44   #62
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COLOUR!!

btw how do you pronounce roof? ruf or r-ooooo-f? hehe heh
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Old 18th June 2002, 04:51   #63
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rue + f = roof

What about you, G3cko?
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Old 18th June 2002, 04:57   #64
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rue + f = roof

What about you, G3cko?
same... but some people like say ruff like a kid would describe the sound a dog makes... hehe i guess r oooooooo f is another dog sound hehe oh well bad analogy...
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While we're on the topic of language, how the hell did Peggy become a nickname for Margaret?
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Old 18th June 2002, 15:54   #66
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Chaucer wrote in Middle English, which is technically a different language from English. Goes to show that time as well as distance make a difference in linguistics. Shakespeare wrote in "English" though and his language is still way different from ours.

Good points about the "u" Curi0us_George.

Someone needs to start a thread where Mexicans and European Spaniards can debate the differences in their language...
Blarg! Close enough. If we really wanted to be anal, we could say that all of the European languages are just different dialects of Indo-European.

Spelling curious without the "u" would be quite atrocious.

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Most Americans speak American, not English.
I speak English. I've never spoken American, as such a language does not exist.

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no, most Americans speak English. American is only spoken by a few tribes in the reserves now.
Like I said, ho! "American" ain't no language.

Really, though. The Cherokees have their own language (they actually pronounce the name as "Cha La Gee", which is written with three characters, one for each syllable), just as the Sioux, and most other Native Americans. There was never a standard "American".

Hm, rm' beat me to it, by a long shot.

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Old 18th June 2002, 18:10   #67
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time for anal rm to bash another peice of misinformation

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if we're going to argue primacy of spelling and pronunciations, let's revert back to the ancient babylonian and sumerian, the first real languages developed, of which no traces currently exist.
Prehistoric languages existed. There is, infact, much evidence to support the theory that neanderthals were endowed with speech. Sumerian was merely the first historic language. Cuneiform tablets exist in great numbers.
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Evidence indicates that there was an egyptian written language that predates the sumerians...
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English isn't a language in its own right, it is a collection of all sorts of other languages, new and old, proper and slang.
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Bilbo rocks seems like a good option. Shame it says "you are not authorised blah blah blah" there


COLOUR!!!
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English isn't a language in its own right, it is a collection of all sorts of other languages, new and old, proper and slang.
Every language exists in the same way as English. No languages are "pure".

Slang and proper are useless terms. Every single word in every single language was made up at some point. Slang words are just newer words, or words that the upper-class frowns upon. Every word you know was, at some point, what we would now call slang.

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I actually type everything in glossolalia and you all just see what your mind fills in. Watch what happens if I turn off the consciousness filter:

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