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Old 14.10.2009, 13:22
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Re: English, American, Indian, Oz, Kiwi, is it all English?!

In that case you could go all posh and say "pAHHnts" too!
Vowel sounds change every 20km or so I reckon.
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I'm personally insulted that you neglected to include Canada in the list of major English speaking nations.

WTF, eh!
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The clue's in the question - "major".
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Firm seeks Glaswegian interpreter






"Gonnae no dae tha !?!?!"
"How?"
"Jis, gonnae no."

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Old 14.10.2009, 18:47
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I'm personally insulted that you neglected to include Canada in the list of major English speaking nations.

WTF, eh!
i couldn't remember how to spell it....
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In that case you could go all posh and say "pAHHnts" too!
Vowel sounds change every 20km or so I reckon.
It's not just inter-country variation -- getting an English person to say "brass", "grass", etc is a reasonable way to assess whether they're northerners or civilised southerners (ay, Nicky?)
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Old 16.10.2009, 11:42
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Re: English, American, Indian, Oz, Kiwi, is it all English?!

Never mind north or south of your own town... you could cross mine easily in 20km, I'm a snob from the southside myself...
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How about Malaysian English (Manglish) and Singaporean English (Singlish)?
They're quite similar but do they have the same differences to British English?
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How about Malaysian English (Manglish) and Singaporean English (Singlish)?
They're quite similar but do they have the same differences to British English?
I think so la.
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Old 16.10.2009, 12:02
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Re: English, American, Indian, Oz, Kiwi, is it all English?!

Was reading through an official FDA guideline yesterday, and they used the word "Laboratorians" in the title and throughout the document .

I wasn't sure if they referrring to a political ideology, some weird food-fad, a science-based religious cult, or someone who works in a laboratory.

Some Americanisms and spelling I can cope with, but making a ridiculous word for convenience sake really gets my goat. ("deplane" is another btw).
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Was reading through an official FDA guideline yesterday, and they used the word "Laboratorians" in the title and throughout the document .

I wasn't sure if they referrring to a political ideology, some weird food-fad, a science-based religious cult, or someone who works in a laboratory.

Some Americanisms and spelling I can cope with, but making a ridiculous word for convenience sake really gets my goat. ("deplane" is another btw).

None of the above. Labrador-Praetorian mix, apparently.
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Old 16.10.2009, 12:27
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How about Malaysian English (Manglish) and Singaporean English (Singlish)?
They're quite similar but do they have the same differences to British English?
I've never heard of Manglish
Always thought us and our friends across the causeway speak the same with the exception of certain local slangs.

Go on arg, give us a demo!
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I've never heard of Manglish
Always thought us and our friends across the causeway speak the same with the exception of certain local slangs.

Go on arg, give us a demo!

No lah... I cannot tell you one. Not so clever what.
All this demo-demo belong on the streets of Zurich on certain Saturdays, mah. Afturds all the EF member-member laugh at me then how?
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Old 16.10.2009, 12:34
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No lah... I cannot tell you one. Not so clever what.
All this demo-demo belong on the streets of Zurich on certain Saturdays, mah. Afturds all the EF member-member laugh at me then how?
Sibey farni lor (translation: too funny)

Still dont see a difference from Singlish though.. unless "sibey" is not used in Manglish
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Was reading through an official FDA guideline yesterday, and they used the word "Laboratorians" in the title and throughout the document .

I wasn't sure if they referrring to a political ideology, some weird food-fad, a science-based religious cult, or someone who works in a laboratory.

Some Americanisms and spelling I can cope with, but making a ridiculous word for convenience sake really gets my goat. ("deplane" is another btw).
Classic! "Marketeer" really bugs me, and any example of "verbing".
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Old 16.10.2009, 12:51
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When I first moved to America, we had much fun determining many words..... its the ones that you DONT know are different that are the funniest.

eg:
Me Talking to co-worker: "I went to the store and bought a really nice woolen jumper over the weekend, Ill wear it to work tomorrow"
Co-worker: "A knitted jumper? Really? And you are going to wear it to work?"
Me: 'yes" - not noticing the weird look I was getting

Next day

Me to Co-worker: - <twirling around> Look at my jumper
Co worker - thats a SWEATER not a jumper
Me: Oh!

Apparently - from what I can tell - a woolen jumper is a knitted pinafore dress... but Ive never been able to confirm.

This is also a great site for English words....
http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm

Another favourite of Americanism I have is:-
"Soup or Salad" to which I responded - No, I dont want a supersalad thankyou.
Love the super salad quote!!

I had to point out to a Swiss colleague, that after choosing the best of a handful of choices to solve a problem, the chosen one should not be referred to as the Final Solution. She was quite shocked.

But having pretty good eyesight myself, I didn't point out that when the same woman says in meetings that testing is done using the "Four Eyes Principle", she and her entire team sitting around the table all wear glasses.
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None of the above. Labrador-Praetorian mix, apparently.
are you talking about a south african dog?
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Sibey farni lor (translation: too funny)

Still dont see a difference from Singlish though.. unless "sibey" is not used in Manglish

No lah, not in Manglish one. How you pronounce it and come from where?
(Orredi* one difference is inadvertently spotted.)

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Re: English, American, Indian, Oz, Kiwi, is it all English?!

Take the simple verb - to p*ss. To be on the p*ss, to get p*ssed, to be p*ssed, to take the p*ss, and to be p*ssed on, can means a variety of different things in different country. (To those who don't understand - either to be drinking, get drunk, angry, to make a fool of, to be urinated on (or to have been "mean" to) ..)



I know exactly what you mean, so you must be a Kiwi!
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Old 22.10.2009, 13:42
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Take the simple verb - to p*ss. To be on the p*ss, to get p*ssed, to be p*ssed, to take the p*ss, and to be p*ssed on, can means a variety of different things in different country. (To those who don't understand - either to be drinking, get drunk, angry, to make a fool of, to be urinated on (or to have been "mean" to) ..)



I know exactly what you mean, so you must be a Kiwi!

they also mean the same in Ireland. ....


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Old 22.10.2009, 14:01
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Re: English, American, Indian, Oz, Kiwi, is it all English?!

Because in Ireland we grew up watching American soaps, then some from home and away down under, then we did a turn of emmigration to all of the above, so it all goes round in circles. Now even the land of chocolate is going to get a dose of us and our offspring!
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