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And it was....until July 4, 1776.
And when were the Indian Wars, again?
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Re: Why do the Swiss say Humer (who mer) instead of Homer?

My history is a bit rusty, is that before or after the Alamo?
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And it was....until July 4, 1776.
Until which time it was known as " The Americas " right?
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Re: Why do the Swiss say Humer (who mer) instead of Homer?

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well.... for decades really.. but this is the first one I was taught about ( as a few battles were not far from where I grew up.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Philip%27s_War


King Philip's War

Date <June 1675 – August 1676
Location Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine



King Philip's War, sometimes called Metacom's War or Metacomet's War, or Metacom's Rebellion,[1] was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–1676

Aftermath

The war in the south largely ended with Metacom's death. Over 600 colonists and 3,000 Native Americans had died, including several hundred native captives who were tried and executed or enslaved and sold in Bermuda.

King Philip's War, for a time, seriously damaged the recently arrived English colonists' prospects in New England. But with their extraordinary population growth rate of about 3% a year (doubling every 25 years), they repaired all the damage, replaced their losses, rebuilt the destroyed towns and continued on with establishing new towns within a few years.

King Philip's War joined the Powhatan wars of 1610-14, 1622-32 and 1644-46 in Virginia, the Pequot War of 1637 in Connecticut, the Dutch-Indian war of 1643 along the Hudson River and the Iroquois Beaver Wars of 1650 in a list of ongoing uprisings and conflicts between various Native American tribes and the French, Dutch, and English colonial settlements of Canada, New York, and New England.
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well.... for decades really.. but this is the first one I was taught about ( as a few battles were not far from where I grew up.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Philip%27s_War


King Philip's War

Date <June 1675 – August 1676
Location Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine



King Philip's War, sometimes called Metacom's War or Metacomet's War, or Metacom's Rebellion,[1] was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–1676
Whats a colonist? sounds pretty suspicious to me? yeap ai rickon
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Whats a colonist? sounds pretty suspicious to me? yeap ai rickon
I think if I remember my history .. many of the early colonists of that region spoke with a Somerset / Devon accent.


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Whats a colonist? sounds pretty suspicious to me? yeap ai rickon
You don't know? Dude, Americans are always happy to explain English:
col·o·nist (kl-nst)n.1. An original settler or founder of a colony.
2. An inhabitant of a colony.
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Re: Why do the Swiss say Humer (who mer) instead of Homer?

Thanks. No really thanks. It restores confidence in our american cousins knowledge of the English language
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Thanks. No really thanks. It restores confidence in our American cousins knowledge of the English language
...fixed that for you.
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Re: Why do the Swiss say Humer (who mer) instead of Homer?

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...fixed that for you.
Any particular reason why you didn't fix the apostrophisation error, too?
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Re: Why do the Swiss say Humer (who mer) instead of Homer?

Why do so many people from different countries insist on pronouncing my home town as Mel born.
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Any particular reason why you didn't fix the apostrophisation error, too?
Step by step..he's slowly learning you know.
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Why do so many people from different countries insist on pronouncing my home town as Mel born.
Why, do you like Mel Burn better?
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Step by step..he's slowly learning you know.
YEAP!
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Why, do you like Mel Burn better?
As few vowels as possible. Melb'n
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As few vowels as possible. Melb'n

you see in the spirit of waste not want not ( some say the spirit of 1776 )
we in Boston use those extra letters

where are you from?

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Why do so many people from different countries insist on pronouncing my home town as Mel born.
Why? How's it supposed to be pronounced? (Genuine question. I've only ever heard that pronounciation.)


P.S. I love how the German spelling of kangaroo gives it an Aussie twang - Kängaru.
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YEAP!
..ah yes, you've passed the first test. Come back tomorrow, so we can teach you not to put "Us" in color and flavor etc.
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