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british and american english

Post by Lilian » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:12 am

this is very confusing for me that i used to study in british english and after came in US i am using american english. their grammar, pronounciation, spelling is so different......

now, i am interested to know...what r u folks are using is it british or american..?
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Re: british and american english

Post by Unknownsu » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:31 am

Lilian wrote: now, i am interested to know...what r u folks are using is it british or american..?
Neither. I speak and write Canadian English. ;)

Good topic, Lilian, I think you should make this into a poll!!

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Re: british and american english

Post by Lilian » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:44 am

Unknownsu wrote:
Lilian wrote: now, i am interested to know...what r u folks are using is it british or american..?
Neither. I speak and write Canadian English. ;)

Good topic, Lilian, I think you should make this into a poll!!
what is canadian english..?
haha.....so english is getting confusing...huh!! :roll:
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Post by RedRose » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:01 am

Lilian wrote:what is canadian english..?
haha.....so english is getting confusing...huh!! :roll:
Canadian English is such a kind of language in which people can express their erotic notions easily! for example, when an American says:"can I help you?", that means he would help you get rid of your difficulties or something, and if a Britisher says:"can I help you?", that means "nice to meet you", however, when a Canadian guy asks you the same question, he is implying: "what about having sex this night? I am ready for you..."
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Unknownsu » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:08 am

RedRose wrote:Canadian English is such a kind of language in which people can express their erotic notions easily! for example, when an American says:"can I help you?", that means he would help you get rid of your difficulties or something, and if a Britisher says:"can I help you?", that means "nice to meet you", however, when a Canadian guy asks you the same question, he is implying: "what about having sex this night? I am ready for you..."
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
You are unbelievable! And you say I am the pervert???

Lilian, do not pay attention to Redrose. She suffers from delirium.

Canadian English has the same similar spoken attributes of American English with some minor spelling differences.

For Example:

Can: Colour, Honour, Metre, Centre, Favour
Usa: Color, Honor, Meter, Center, Favor

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Post by RedRose » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:22 am

Unknownsu, I bet lilian would believe whatever I told, instead of believing you.

and lilian, I didn't suffer from delirium. I said what I meant.
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Post by RedRose » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:25 am

when a Canadian guy says:"Can I help you?", he is asking:"Can I help you get pregnant?"
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Post by Unknownsu » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:28 am

RedRose wrote:Unknownsu, I bet lilian would believe whatever I told, instead of believing you.

and lilian, I didn't suffer from delirium. I said what I meant.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Do you actually think Lilian is that gullible? Why would she believe a perverted person like you?

Maybe you don't suffer from delirium, you are just plain crazy!

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Post by Unknownsu » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:33 am

RedRose wrote:when a Canadian guy says:"Can I help you?", he is asking:"Can I help you get pregnant?"
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Oh my God, that is sooooo funny!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Dixie » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:01 pm

Hahahaha RedRose is so funny :D

I have always preferred American English. I just love its pronunciation. Not that I don't like British English, but I always found it harder to pronounce. Most people tell me I am weird because BrE is much easier for them. But I don't think so! :D

In schools, only British English is taught. I remember I was really happy when, in my third year in university, I had to take a subject called English Segmental Phonology, and on the first day the professor said: "I speak American English, and, in my subject, we're gonna deal with the American phonetic system, rather than the British". I was like: wowwwwwwww great!!! But my fellow students really critized the professor: "Ouch, we have always been taught British English, why do we have to learn American English now?" Heheheheheheh. It was great for me, though :mrgreen:

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Post by Unknownsu » Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:06 pm

Dixie wrote:I have always preferred American English. I just love its pronunciation. Not that I don't like British English, but I always found it harder to pronounce. Most people tell me I am weird because BrE is much easier for them. But I don't think so! :D

In schools, only British English is taught. I remember I was really happy when, in my third year in university, I had to take a subject called English Segmental Phonology, and on the first day the professor said: "I speak American English, and, in my subject, we're gonna deal with the American phonetic system, rather than the British". I was like: wowwwwwwww great!!! But my fellow students really critized the professor: "Ouch, we have always been taught British English, why do we have to learn American English now?" Heheheheheheh. It was great for me, though :mrgreen:
Hey Redrose, who is this person that just barged into our nice little conversation and started talking about her entire life story?

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Post by essie » Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:16 pm

Redrose is speaking the truth...

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Post by Dixie » Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:25 pm

Jimmy hates me, I wonder why???

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Post by Unknownsu » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:37 pm

How could anyone hate the Almighty Goddess, Dixie? The thought alone makes me dizzy with disgust.

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Post by Dixie » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:34 pm

Unknownsu wrote:How could anyone hate the Almighty Goddess, Dixie? The thought alone makes me dizzy with disgust.
Come on Jim, we all know you love me and that's why you try to hide it with sarcasm :mrgreen:

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Post by essie » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:54 pm

It's true... He told me once.

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Re: british and american english

Post by Lilian » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:45 am

Unknownsu wrote:
RedRose wrote:Canadian English is such a kind of language in which people can express their erotic notions easily! for example, when an American says:"can I help you?", that means he would help you get rid of your difficulties or something, and if a Britisher says:"can I help you?", that means "nice to meet you", however, when a Canadian guy asks you the same question, he is implying: "what about having sex this night? I am ready for you..."
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
You are unbelievable! And you say I am the pervert???

Lilian, do not pay attention to Redrose. She suffers from delirium.

Canadian English has the same similar spoken attributes of American English with some minor spelling differences.

For Example:

Can: Colour, Honour, Metre, Centre, Favour
Usa: Color, Honor, Meter, Center, Favor
oh unknown...british english is same as canadian english.....american dont use "u". thats the difference.. :mrgreen:
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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:28 am

Dixie wrote:Come on Jim, we all know you love me and that's why you try to hide it with sarcasm :mrgreen:
Oh man, what gave me away?

I'm sorry, Dix, but you should know I am faithful to Lalee. As much as you would want me to love you, I cannot. If you have any questions regarding this issue, call my secretary to set an appointment and I will address this matter with you in a professional manner.

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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:30 am

Lilian wrote:oh unknown...british english is same as canadian english.....american dont use "u". thats the difference.. :mrgreen:
Right you are, Lilian! I write like the Brits and speak like the Americans. So really, we, Canadians, have the best of both worlds. ;)

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Post by essie » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:19 am

I second that!

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Post by masa » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:50 am

Sometimes I thought about that. But I changed my mind. When I went to S'pore, I heard "Singlish", which means that English spoken by Singaporian. This is quite different from American, British English, like "OK, lah", "Can, can", and staff like that. I think differ is good thing and you don't have to choose one type language which kinds of language or district I should choose. Differ is quite interestign thing, isn't it? :roll:

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Post by Lalee » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:19 am

Unknownsu wrote:Oh man, what gave me away?

I'm sorry, Dix, but you should know I am faithful to Lalee. As much as you would want me to love you, I cannot. If you have any questions regarding this issue, call my secretary to set an appointment and I will address this matter with you in a professional manner.
Hehehe That's my Jimmy!
See Dixie? You cannot try to rob my Jimmy. Stop harassing him, ok? Otherwise,... you know what it's gonna happen, right?
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Post by BLACK DEATH » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:48 am

hi ..
I am with (( R R )) .. maybe you ask why?????????

the answer will be (( she kill meeeee ..... I`ll travel to her sooon

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Post by essie » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:48 am

I know a Vietnamese girl, who was taught English by a Filipino, who learned from an Australian man....

This girl had the funniest accent. Very odd, but cute.

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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:57 am

Lalee wrote:Hehehe That's my Jimmy!
See Dixie? You cannot try to rob my Jimmy. Stop harassing him, ok? Otherwise,... you know what it's gonna happen, right?
:mrgreen:
Forgive her, Dix. She's a bit territorial.

Lalee, Dixie's not trying to steal me, she wants to make herself look important by wanting the future Mr. EC to love her! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by RedRose » Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:14 am

BLACK DEATH wrote: the answer will be (( she kill meeeee ..... I`ll travel to her sooon
hun? you mean me?

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Post by RedRose » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:34 pm

Dixie wrote:
Unknownsu wrote:How could anyone hate the Almighty Goddess, Dixie? The thought alone makes me dizzy with disgust.
Come on Jim, we all know you love me and that's why you try to hide it with sarcasm :mrgreen:
yeah! that is the way Jimmy loves a girl! when he has feelings for some girl, he just can't help talking to her sarcastically :mrgreen:

adsolutely, now Jimmy is desperate to love Dixie!

Come on! Jimmy! don't be ashamed to admit it :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Dixie » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:07 pm

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! Oh guys you're so funny. I wonder what took you so long to join us, now I see RedRose and I were so lonely without you :D

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Post by frengo » Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:21 pm

I find BE pronunciation easier to understand, while is funny to use AE when speaking. But probably at this point I'm off-topic :lol:

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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:20 pm

Dixie wrote:Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! Oh guys you're so funny. I wonder what took you so long to join us, now I see RedRose and I were so lonely without you :D
Ok, now that is definitely sarcasm!

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Post by BLACK DEATH » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:58 am

hi .. yes I mean you red rose ....

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Post by BLACK DEATH » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:04 am

hqtrang908 wrote:i always prefer AE though i think BE is easier to pronounce and maybe its more popular, but i like AE sound. in addition, i usually listen to music, its always sung by american singers so i've got use to AE. one more reason, its so strange that at school, i'm taught AE
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Post by frengo » Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:13 pm

Blackdeath, your nickname makes me feel a bit nervous... :?

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Post by essie » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:00 pm

me to.. :O

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Post by BLACK DEATH » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:30 am

frengo wrote:Blackdeath, your nickname makes me feel a bit nervous... :?
HI DEAR ...
EVERYONE SAY THAT .. DONT WORY I HAVE HEART OF GOLD .. IF WE MEET , YOU`LL SEE ...

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Post by Dixie » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:19 am

Unknownsu wrote:
Dixie wrote:Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! Oh guys you're so funny. I wonder what took you so long to join us, now I see RedRose and I were so lonely without you :D
Ok, now that is definitely sarcasm!
I swear it wasn't! :D

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Post by Unknownsu » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:40 pm

Dixie wrote:
Unknownsu wrote:
Ok, now that is definitely sarcasm!
I swear it wasn't! :D
I don't believe you. It is a well known fact that you hate me more than I hate you! :roll:

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Post by Dixie » Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:13 am

Sorry but I cannot possibly hate someone I barely know and especially someone I don't even know in person ;) Moreover, hatred is for weak people!!! :mrgreen:

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Post by shokin » Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:15 am

Stop hating, make love, no war. :mrgreen:

Why some people like hating ?

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Post by Unknownsu » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:00 pm

Dixie wrote:Sorry but I cannot possibly hate someone I barely know and especially someone I don't even know in person ;) Moreover, hatred is for weak people!!! :mrgreen:
Why'd you have to get all serious on me, Dixie? You're no fun anymore..... :cry:

And shokin, you have got to stop telling people to have sex all the time or you will become a male version of Redrose! ;)

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Post by RedRose » Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:33 am

yeah, Unknownsu always pretend to hate every woman. actually, we all know what he wants all the way :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by idalia » Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:22 am

hey you guys! have you forgotten about the topic at all????

British and American english?

Is there any big difference??

:? :? :?

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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:21 am

I'm sorry, Idalia. Blame Dixie and Redrose, that's all I have to say.

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Post by Lalee » Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:45 am

idalia wrote:hey you guys! have you forgotten about the topic at all????

British and American english?

Is there any big difference??

:? :? :?
LOL Idalia. Almost all the posts here end up like that. So that's not new. Hmm maybe it is for you because you are new here, right? Well girl, you'd better get used to it. ;)

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Post by idalia » Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:50 am

Yes, I'm new here :? , and I'll try to get used to see each other fighting. :roll:

Anyway, I get fun! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Dixie » Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:30 am

Ok guys no more OFF-TOPIC posts from now on!!! It is the job of mods to avoid that. Image

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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:42 pm

Done! Oh wait, that pretty much means I can't write on EC anymore.......... :cry: ........... I guess this is goodbye then, guys. The wise has spoken and we must obey.

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Post by idalia » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:52 pm

Hey! what's going on here? don't say good bye Unkownsu, your posts are so fun :? :? :?

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Post by Unknownsu » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:18 pm

I have to obey the wise one. There is nothing I can do about it. She's cutting off all my resouces. :cry:

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