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A break down in the language barriers? 5253

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2008, 11:14:14 PM »
I don't believe that many of you ppl could understand me. Maybe Ducktapehero or ppl like that.  I am from Southern U.S.
Tennessee to be exact (the Hills) My typing is a lot better sounding than my southern draw.  Ppl from an hour or so away can't understand me sometimes, thanks goodness my typing is better.  And I have had the urge to type "mate" a time or two myself in the short time I have been here  :D My linguistics are still terrible I just know how to spell big words  :D
Just as well your typing's ok then mate :D
We have the same problem here, we have so many dialects, and accent and in some places you may as well be speaking martian :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2008, 02:34:19 AM »
Thing is I can speak very clearly in my head but when it comes out I sound like a redneck hick  :D just as long as I don't start answering myself in my head  :ahhh I guess I'll be alright  :D
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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2008, 02:38:53 AM »
Because he's a comedy god, and we're not :D
Very kind of you Mike saying "we're not" and not "you are not" :( :P :D :D


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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2008, 09:25:48 AM »
Because he's a comedy god, and we're not :D
Very kind of you Mike saying "we're not" and not "you are not" :( :P :D :D
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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2008, 11:47:33 AM »
Cor blimey govner , up the apples and pears  ::) I try to come across correctly but dont go out of my way to . What you see is what you get . Flashlight is a big no for me . Its a torch . Isnt a flash light something that costs over a $100  ;) . I think I must of caught a few bad habits of the forums and my grammar is nothing to write home about .


Great thread . You blokes over the pond must think us Brits a funny lot  :D

Dunc
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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2008, 01:31:04 PM »
I'm not across the pond, and I think we're strange :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2008, 01:32:08 PM »
I'm not across the pond, and I think we're strange :D

No no we're normal, everyone else is strange ::) :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2008, 01:33:30 PM »
I'm not across the pond, and I think we're strange :D

No no we're normal, everyone else is strange ::) :D
Well your a lot smarter than me, so I guess your right :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2008, 01:35:59 PM »
Well America was a colony of us Brits so therefore we are the originals and they are the "new" versions. Ergo we are normal they are "different" (i.e. strange :D :P ) All simple logical steps!!

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2008, 01:37:34 PM »


Absolutely nothing to do with this thread.  I just liked this picture.  :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2008, 01:37:48 PM »
Well America was a colony of us Brits so therefore we are the originals and they are the "new" versions. Ergo we are normal they are "different" (i.e. strange :D :P ) All simple logical steps!!
Your logic is as ever impecable mate :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2008, 01:38:24 PM »
Poor pooch!! How could they do that to it!

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2008, 01:38:45 PM »
Your logic is as ever impecable mate :D

And i got to use the word "ergo" :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2008, 01:40:19 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2008, 01:41:10 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

And how old is Jack?

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2008, 01:41:34 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

And how old is Jack?
5 years 5 months :)

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2008, 01:43:05 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

And how old is Jack?
5 years 5 months :)

So my sense of humour is that of a 5 year olds then.  :(  I'd prefer to think that he is ahead of his time and has the sense of humour of a 23 year olds I think.  :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2008, 01:43:34 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

And what do points make.....prizes!! Where's my prize :pok: :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

::) Childish sense of humour that kid :P

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2008, 01:45:57 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

And how old is Jack?
5 years 5 months :)

So my sense of humour is that of a 5 year olds then.  :(  I'd prefer to think that he is ahead of his time and has the sense of humour of a 23 year olds I think.  :D
Were blokes, we don't have to grow up :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2008, 01:46:39 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

And what do points make.....prizes!! Where's my prize :pok: :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

::) Childish sense of humour that kid :P
Don't make me send him round to have a word with you >:( :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2008, 01:48:32 PM »
Double word score for Ryan :D

Btw my boy thinks the dog is dead funny :D

And how old is Jack?
5 years 5 months :)

So my sense of humour is that of a 5 year olds then.  :(  I'd prefer to think that he is ahead of his time and has the sense of humour of a 23 year olds I think.  :D
Were blokes, we don't have to grow up :D

Phew!  :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2008, 01:51:18 PM »
Don't make me send him round to have a word with you >:( :D

"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the kids of war" :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2008, 10:26:42 PM »
Don't make me send him round to have a word with you >:( :D

"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the kids of war" :D
Put it this way, we were having a bit of a play fight on saturday, and he got a tad carried away and punched me in the throat :o, and it still hurts to swallow now :D (proud, if battered daddy moment :D)

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2008, 02:14:53 PM »
Flashlight is a big no for me . Its a torch . Isnt a flash light something that costs over a $100  ;) .

BTW, "Torch" doesn't make sense to Americans because, to us, that word describes only something that emits flame.

- Terry

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2008, 02:38:37 PM »
Flashlight is a big no for me . Its a torch . Isnt a flash light something that costs over a $100  ;) .

BTW, "Torch" doesn't make sense to Americans because, to us, that word describes only something that emits flame.

Neither does:

Chips
Crisps
Nappies
Fanny
Holiday

or

Whiskey  ;)

I bet you pronounce Multitool different to us too.........

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2008, 03:09:23 PM »
Flashlight is a big no for me . Its a torch . Isnt a flash light something that costs over a $100  ;) .

BTW, "Torch" doesn't make sense to Americans because, to us, that word describes only something that emits flame.

Neither does:

Chips
Crisps
Nappies
Fanny
Holiday

or

Whiskey  ;)

I bet you pronounce Multitool different to us too.........

What like

Aluminium
Data
laboratory
 :D

If you want to see something really funny whatch an American say ALOX  :D

Bottom Video and watch the whole thing

http://www.guntalk.tv/gtv/library.php?category=47

Also at 4mins 27secs he mentions the Secret society  :D
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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2008, 03:12:55 PM »
If you want to see something really funny whatch an American say ALOX  :D

Wow, never even thought to say it that way :think: :D

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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2008, 03:19:46 PM »
Don't make me send him round to have a word with you >:( :D

"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the kids of war" :D
Put it this way, we were having a bit of a play fight on saturday, and he got a tad carried away and punched me in the throat :o, and it still hurts to swallow now :D (proud, if battered daddy moment :D)
I share your pain I was the victim of a big runny up one in the family allowance (god take the pain but leave the swelling please)
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,249
Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2008, 04:22:40 PM »
Flashlight is a big no for me . Its a torch . Isnt a flash light something that costs over a $100  ;) .

BTW, "Torch" doesn't make sense to Americans because, to us, that word describes only something that emits flame.

Neither does:

Chips
Crisps
Nappies
Fanny
Holiday

or

Whiskey  ;)

I bet you pronounce Multitool different to us too.........

I was only explaining why we don't use the word in the same context.  Most of those words make sense to me, but they may have different meanings--chips is a good example.  I was not commenting on different pronunciations.

Pronunciations are another topic.  Let's take ALOX for instance, since you mention it.  ALOX is an abbreviation for "aluminum (or aluminium) oxide".  So, the pronunciation should be AL from aluminium + OX from oxide.  Or, in other words, AL as in Alfred, + Ox as in oxen.  I can't view videos at work, so I'm not sure what Dunc is referring to above, or how that particular American pronounced it.

Pronunciations cannot be generalized, as meanings usually can.  For instance, you mentioned the word "data" and "multitool" above.  Some Americans, such as myself, pronounce it as "dayta" (with "long a" sound), some don't.  Some Americans, such as myself, also pronounce "multi" as multee, some don't.  There are separate dialects here too, but they aren't as numerous as they are in the UK.  Who is to say which pronunciation is right or wrong?

On the subject of torches--the "flashlight" was invented in the US in the 1890's (patented in 1903).  The term "flashlight" was used because the batteries available in 1903 were not powerful enough to give a long, steady stream of light.  They were only powerful enough to light their energy-inefficient carbon filaments for brief "flashes".
« Last Edit: May 27, 2008, 05:14:29 PM by NutSAK »

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: A break down in the language barriers?
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2008, 06:37:32 PM »
I find it interesting that Brit Sir Humphrey Davy discovered aluminum and named originally named it thus, a name which matches its Latin root.  It wasn't until an anonymous contributor to the Quarterly Review read about the discovery and suggested the name aluminium be used instead, because it had a more "classical" sound. 

At the time, the precedent naming convention of metals in the periodic chart ended in -ium.  However, there have been numerous other metals since added to the chart ending in -um, such as platinum and molybdenum.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...

 

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