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Talk properly you cretins

Post by rossi46 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:33 pm

I'm talking about our US friends who say that they 'could care less' when in fact, they mean that they care so little about a thing that they couldn't care any less.

Jeez - is it so difficult?
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Post by woody.cool » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:35 pm

I don't know why our American counterparts find it so hard to say our 'sayings' and pronounce our words.

They say that they speak English - when in fact we speak English and they speak ........ well ......... something different!

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Post by necronom » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:01 pm

I hate that, too.

It's like when people say "I didn't do nothing". So you did something then?

I never say sayings unless I know exactly what I'm saying (is that the world record for having "say" in one sentence?)

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Post by northern_gooner » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:17 pm

I remember the first time I went to the states. I was somewhere where you had to get your hand stamped too go out & then re-enter. As you couldn't smoke inside, I went to get my hand stamped & go outside for a fag.
The security guard asked why I wanted to go outside, so I said I wanted a fag!

The security guards faces were a picture & I think one wet themselves :lol:

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Post by The Master » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:33 pm

A very large, black American guy once told me of his first visit to London.

In a pub, a bloke approached him and asked if he had a spare fag.

Startled, he replied, "do you think I keep them in my pocket???"

The bloke said yes.

A fight ensued :lol:

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Post by northern_gooner » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:43 pm

The Master wrote:A very large, black American guy once told me of his first visit to London.

In a pub, a bloke approached him and asked if he had a spare fag.

Startled, he replied, "do you think I keep them in my pocket???"

The bloke said yes.

A fight ensued :lol:
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Post by felgekarp » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:35 pm

The whole Jello/Jelly Jelly/Jam thing really ticks me off but surely fanny packet is the worst thing the Americans have ever come up with.
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Post by woody.cool » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:33 pm

felgekarp wrote:The whole Jello/Jelly Jelly/Jam thing really ticks me off but surely fanny packet is the worst thing the Americans have ever come up with.
Fanny Packet? :shock:

What's one of them?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:34 pm

woody.cool wrote:
felgekarp wrote:The whole Jello/Jelly Jelly/Jam thing really ticks me off but surely fanny packet is the worst thing the Americans have ever come up with.
Fanny Packet? :shock:

What's one of them!
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Post by woody.cool » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:36 pm

Oh! I see now.

but that's a dodgy phrase for it.

I remember when I went to America to see my relations and I asked for a packet of Crisps, they looked at me quite oddly !!!

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Post by SirClive » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:40 pm

I get Rossi's point, but now people seem to be slagging off Americans for having there own version of English.

The Scots/Geordies/Scousers/Yorkies/Brums/Taffs etc, etc, etc all do the same thing.
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Post by woody.cool » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:42 pm

SirClive wrote:I get Rossi's point, but now people seem to be slagging off Americans for having there own version of English.

The Scots/Geordies/Scousers/Yorkies/Brums/Taffs etc, etc, etc all do the same thing.
You're right on that one.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:48 pm

Can you Adam and Eve it?

Anyway , I'm off up the apples and pears to Uncle Ted with a nice cup o' Rosy Lee
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Post by woody.cool » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:58 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Can you Adam and Eve it?

Anyway , I'm off up the apples and pears to Uncle Ted with a nice cup o' Rosy Lee
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by TheStitch » Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:20 pm

Well, im not that good with English... But the hard thing was when i first went to visit my town in Scotland when i was 5 or so.... I couldnt understand a thing they said. Now, im kinda more experienced so i can communicate with my family there. :P
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