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“England and America are two countries separated by the same language!”

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The title quote is attributed to George Bernard Shaw; I find it interesting when reading posts, that those with a Canadien or UK influence spell same words differently. Examples: humor/humour, commercialize/commercialise (there are too many examples of the use of an “s” in one language and the use of a “z” in the other.) There are also many words where “our” is one way and “or” is the other.

I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit and see the influence of English in even non-English speaking counties. One of my observances has been the leasing of commercial or residential unit between UK countries ands the US. In the US, signs advertise “For Rent.” In the UK countries signs proclaim “To Let.” Many times when there are multiple units on the same street in UK countries, my eyes see “Toilet.” Cheers....
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The title quote is attributed to George Bernard Shaw; I find it interesting when reading posts, that those with a Canadien or UK influence spell same words differently. Examples: humor/humour, commercialize/commercialise (there are too many examples of the use of an “s” in one language and the use of a “z” in the other.) There are also many words where “our” is one way and “or” is the other.

I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit and see the influence of English in even non-English speaking counties. One of my observances has been the leasing of commercial or residential unit between UK countries ands the US. In the US, signs advertise “For Rent.” In the UK countries signs proclaim “To Let.” Many times when there are multiple units on the same street in UK countries, my eyes see “Toilet.” Cheers....
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I grew up writing dates day-month-year, like 25 Nov., '18 or 25/11/18 but Americans write month-day-year (which is why it's '9/11', not '11/9'). I think most younger Canadians today use the American form.
 

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I grew up writing dates day-month-year, like 25 Nov., '18 or 25/11/18 but Americans write month-day-year (which is why it's '9/11', not '11/9'). I think most younger Canadians today use the American form.

I still use the military date style 25NOV18. When reading the European date, it can be confusing; wait, there aren’t 13 months....

Also adopted the military style 24 hr clock........see that mostly in Europe as well.
 

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I grew up writing dates day-month-year, like 25 Nov., '18 or 25/11/18 but Americans write month-day-year (which is why it's '9/11', not '11/9'). I think most younger Canadians today use the American form.

That is by far the most retarded thing in the history of the world and it pisses me off to no end.

MM-DD-YYYY is so ****ing stupid it defies imagination.
 

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The title quote is attributed to George Bernard Shaw; I find it interesting when reading posts, that those with a Canadien or UK influence spell same words differently. Examples: humor/humour, commercialize/commercialise (there are too many examples of the use of an “s” in one language and the use of a “z” in the other.) There are also many words where “our” is one way and “or” is the other.

I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit and see the influence of English in even non-English speaking counties. One of my observances has been the leasing of commercial or residential unit between UK countries ands the US. In the US, signs advertise “For Rent.” In the UK countries signs proclaim “To Let.” Many times when there are multiple units on the same street in UK countries, my eyes see “Toilet.” Cheers....
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I've been to England and lots of my mother's side lineage is Brit. Don't forget, brits can't cook for ****. Don't fall for their fish and chips either, soggy greasy batter dipped fish and taters on newspaper with malt vinegar? WTF people?
 

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That is by far the most retarded thing in the history of the world and it pisses me off to no end.

MM-DD-YYYY is so ****ing stupid it defies imagination.

Kinda “small potatoes” given all the present unrest........imo.
 

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The title quote is attributed to George Bernard Shaw; I find it interesting when reading posts, that those with a Canadien or UK influence spell same words differently. Examples: humor/humour, commercialize/commercialise (there are too many examples of the use of an “s” in one language and the use of a “z” in the other.) There are also many words where “our” is one way and “or” is the other.

I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit and see the influence of English in even non-English speaking counties. One of my observances has been the leasing of commercial or residential unit between UK countries ands the US. In the US, signs advertise “For Rent.” In the UK countries signs proclaim “To Let.” Many times when there are multiple units on the same street in UK countries, my eyes see “Toilet.” Cheers....
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Nope. That would be the "loo" ...
 

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Kinda “small potatoes” given all the present unrest........imo.

Hey true enough :2razz:

Another thing that irritates me, not having tax in the price, any price, for anything.

is this the case in the US as well?
 

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Nope. That would be the "loo" ...

Depends on where you live, here's a funny thing from my youth when I moved to North America.

In Math Class

"Sir, can I go to the Toilet".

"It's called a Washroom you ****ing red coat".

:(
 

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Hey true enough :2razz:

Another thing that irritates me, not having tax in the price, any price, for anything.

is this the case in the US as well?

Same as the US phone bills..........always tickled when I see a price advertised as “less than $100!” Yeah $99.99.


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Hey true enough :2razz:

Another thing that irritates me, not having tax in the price, any price, for anything.

is this the case in the US as well?

WTF is a damn WATER CLOSET anyway? Water doesn't belong in a ****ing closet! And you need an extra toilet to wipe you ass with? I realize that is french, but plenty of em in Brit hotels.

Interestingly as you will note when taking the underground Seattle tour, the original toilet wasinvented by Thomas Crapper, thus, "the ccrapper'. Logic, seems to elude brits, mushwits...! (Oh wait, I am of, British, nevermind!) I'm Scandanavian too ;)
 

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My elementary school education (here in America) was in a Catholic "Grammar School". Despite being in America, run by Polish nuns (many from Poland!), and being Catholic, it very much was run in the Brit/Euro tradition.

Consequently, I still occasionally lapse into spellings like "behaviour", "colour", etc., and also use goofy U.K. idioms and phrases like "Whilst" and "a forthnight".

I only realized how oddly non-American this phrasing and spelling was, when I got older. By then, some of it was pretty ingrained.
 

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My elementary school education (here in America) was in a Catholic "Grammar School". Despite being in America, run by Polish nuns (many from Poland!), and being Catholic, it very much was run in the Brit/Euro tradition.

Consequently, I still occasionally lapse into spellings like "behaviour", "colour", etc., and also use goofy U.K. idioms and phrases like "Whilst" and "a forthnight".

I only realized how oddly non-American this phrasing and spelling was, when I got older. By then, some of it was pretty ingrained.

I like it "grey" better than gray myself.
 

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WTF is a damn WATER CLOSET anyway? Water doesn't belong in a ****ing closet! And you need an extra toilet to wipe you ass with? I realize that is french, but plenty of em in Brit hotels.

Interestingly as you will note when taking the underground Seattle tour, the original toilet wasinvented by Thomas Crapper, thus, "the ccrapper'. Logic, seems to elude brits, mushwits...! (Oh wait, I am of, British, nevermind!) I'm Scandanavian too ;)
Why it's the loo, of course! :2razz:
 

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WTF is a damn WATER CLOSET anyway? Water doesn't belong in a ****ing closet! And you need an extra toilet to wipe you ass with? I realize that is french, but plenty of em in Brit hotels.

Interestingly as you will note when taking the underground Seattle tour, the original toilet wasinvented by Thomas Crapper, thus, "the ccrapper'. Logic, seems to elude brits, mushwits...! (Oh wait, I am of, British, nevermind!) I'm Scandanavian too ;)


In the bag, too? On a tear this PM, wot?
 

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I like it "grey" better than gray myself.
Hah! I don't even know which is which, but I assume "grey" the Brit version, 'cuz that's the one I learned.

Another one I probably should consider dropping is, "Amongst".
 

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In the bag, too? On a tear this PM, wot?

My ancestors raped and pilliaged my other ancestors before crossing the water to rape and pilliage others. A fine bunch of rapin' pilliagers I come from, but I aspire to better ;)
 

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In the bag, too? On a tear this PM, wot?

It's also funny to note, I was floored the first time I met a black kid at a for money arcade where my blind father was playing pinball and winning money, and the kid said "Blimey! E got two quid!"

If he had the right spotter, he could whip your ass at shuffleboard over beers too.....
 

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Depends on where you live, here's a funny thing from my youth when I moved to North America.

In Math Class

"Sir, can I go to the Toilet".

"It's called a Washroom you ****ing red coat".

:(
Hah!

We learned it as, "the lavatory".

I kid you not!
 

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Hah! I don't even know which is which, but I assume "grey" the Brit version, 'cuz that's the one I learned.

Another one I probably should consider dropping is, "Amongst".

Take the "lift" too many stairs.

"Did the rubbish lorry come round?"

**** the queens English ;)
 

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My ancestors raped and pilliaged my other ancestors before crossing the water to rape and pilliage others. A fine bunch of rapin' pilliagers I come from, but I aspire to better ;)
:lamo

That was great ...
 

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Oh also at 14 in Manchester, I met some kids and we played an entire game of Cricket, they said I was a (some term I don't recall and maybe never did fully catch, but it was a "good" thing) good "hurler". I did what they told me, but I still haevn't a clue what that game is about.
 

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It's also funny to note, I was floored the first time I met a black kid at a for money arcade where my blind father was playing pinball and winning money, and the kid said "Blimey! E got two quid!"

If he had the right spotter, he could whip your ass at shuffleboard over beers too.....

”That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball


 

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Hah!

We learned it as, "the lavatory".

I kid you not!

Yep, I still recall that here in Tacoma myself. We also had to say the pledge of allegience every day, nobody complained either, wasn't in any way contraversial. IDK if it bothers me now really. I'm painted as far more liberal than I am by way of how far the right has crept. I'm basically a left leaning Libertarian, which seems very NW really. You think Liberals don't like guns? Try the PNW, they like em every bit as much as conservatives, lol, we just arent (at least not all of us, thos osme) opposed to some controls.
 
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