30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

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30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

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Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:23 am

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.
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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.
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Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:44 am

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What was the rationale for American English? I keep telling my son off for saying zee and reminding him that it is zed.
So we can write "easy" with only 2 letters.
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Re: 30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

Post by UKJ » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:45 am

General Mackevili wrote:
I never got into saying "mates" or "cheers," but I find myself saying "no worries" sometimes.
An American told me he would love to say " mate" as you can say " Hi mate" to someone and it hides the fact you've forgot their name. But he is too self conscious about using it.

I thought " no worries" originated from Australians. Or did they steal it!
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Re: 30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

Post by Sailorman » 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.
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Re: 30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

Post by Jaap N. » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:09 pm

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pufter" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
'One of many terms used to describe a gay man. Pufter can also be spelt puffter or poofter, and is used the same as gay or queer. It's also the longer alternative to puf, puff or poof'
I like 'Wanker' too, it's has a good 'ring' to it and for me it describes exactly what I perceive a person to be.
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