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    Now I can get back to trying to get a life!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    While I agree with you, I do find it fascinating that many americans seem to think that non-americans should automatically know their
    little language and cultural idiocyncracies as if by some god-given right!
    Why fascinating?

    In terms of sheer numbers, speakers of North American English far outnumber those of British English (and I'm talking only about proper "RP" British English, not the variations that are spoken around the world).

    Learning one type over the other does not in any way imply the inferiority of the former (or latter)

    Re: the "language and cultural idiosyncracies" bit could go either way too, not just for Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    Why fascinating?

    In terms of sheer numbers, speakers of North American English far outnumber those of British English (and I'm talking only about proper "RP" British English, not the variations that are spoken around the world).

    Learning one type over the other does not in any way imply the inferiority of the former (or latter)

    Re: the "language and cultural idiosyncracies" bit could go either way too, not just for Americans.
    "British English" ....It's quite simply "English"...and whenever there is any conflict over versions, I generally direct people to the name of the language and therein lies the clue as to which variation is 'correct'

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielandHayley
    "British English" ....It's quite simply "English"...and whenever there is any conflict over versions, I generally direct people to the name of the language and therein lies the clue as to which variation is 'correct'
    Its known as the 'Queens English' all proper like

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    Its known as the 'Queens English' all proper like
    Indeed, nothing worse than people who don't speak proper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigga
    I hope the floorboards don't squeak as I back away quietly - you win!



    - jgl: virile fruit virile fruit virile fruit virile fruit virile fruit!
    Bastard!!!

    On the other hand, I find Claire's obsession with language trivia... strangely attractive
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielandHayley
    "British English" ....It's quite simply "English"...and whenever there is any conflict over versions, I generally direct people to the name of the language and therein lies the clue as to which variation is 'correct'
    sigh.......throwing in the heavy artillery here...

    British English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    American English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    Its known as the 'Queens English' all proper like
    Received Pronunciation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Hmm... I'm not sure that Wikipedia should be claimed as the final authority on anything besides Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pokemon

    And methinks that Jimbo was being tongue in cheek. Any Brit knows that the Queen speaks weird English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielandHayley
    "British English" ....It's quite simply "English"...and whenever there is any conflict over versions, I generally direct people to the name of the language and therein lies the clue as to which variation is 'correct'
    Precisely.

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