30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

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What about " clunge" ? Do you know what a clunge is?
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It's always "poofter", never pufter! :D
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UKJ wrote:I thought " no worries" originated from Australians.
Correct. We claim 'mate', too. The Brits cockney 'mate' to 'China'.
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Football is certainly a more logical and recognized name than soccer, so I use that if I'm not in the US.
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Also, my Khmer wife says "nappy", so I use that with her, though "diaper" is clearly the correct term.
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Joker Poker wrote: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:28 am
General Mackevili wrote:Because of you guys, my spelling is all fucked up now.

I never got into saying "mates" or "cheers," but I find myself saying "no worries" sometimes.

I remember being super fucking annoyed when friends back home when to Europe for a week and came back saying, "ciao" all the time thereafter. I could kill them.
What was the rationale for American English? I keep telling my son off for saying zee and reminding him that it is zed. He's picking up Khmer so logically I'd want him to speak it like a native, same with his English. It's not the accent it's the pronunciation I'm concerned about.
Should he pronounce E ed, or C ced, or D ded? Clearly Zee fits the pattern better.
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Sailorman wrote: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:47 am My fav Anglo words Wanker and Puffter. (spelling?) Can't say I much care for "mate" as it sounds as if your have a puffter thing going with the wanker.

Good one sailor man .. now lion ( the 2 gold things on that roundabout are NOT Lyons ..
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jmagic wrote: Mon May 28, 2018 9:31 am
Joker Poker wrote: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:28 am
General Mackevili wrote:Because of you guys, my spelling is all fucked up now.

I never got into saying "mates" or "cheers," but I find myself saying "no worries" sometimes.

I remember being super fucking annoyed when friends back home when to Europe for a week and came back saying, "ciao" all the time thereafter. I could kill them.
What was the rationale for American English? I keep telling my son off for saying zee and reminding him that it is zed. He's picking up Khmer so logically I'd want him to speak it like a native, same with his English. It's not the accent it's the pronunciation I'm concerned about.
Should he pronounce E ed, or C ced, or D ded? Clearly Zee fits the pattern better.
No foolin , i always wonder how you wankers get zed out of Zee ? [ how the hell do you get zed ? ] A to Z ! Not aids to zed
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jmagic wrote: Mon May 28, 2018 9:31 am [

Should he pronounce E ed, or C ced, or D ded? Clearly Zee fits the pattern better.
Fee, Hee, Mee, Nee, Qee, Ree... Get it?
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None of those ends with an ED sound. So no, I don't get it.
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