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The Britishisms are comin'!

 
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: The Britishisms are comin'! Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19670686

Soon ya'll be spelling correctly again in the colonies : )
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sixthchild



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not before time, Noah Webster has a lot to answer for when he diluted our language, clearly too hard for the average inhabitant of the new world.

Away the lads!!!!!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Our Masters on Proxima Centauri appoint me Plenipotentiary Supreme Commander on Terra, I shall ENFORCE spelling reform. Webster pfui ! You aint seen nuttin yet !
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Beloved Vozhd of the future Communist utopia, my first benefaction will be to impose the supremely logical Cyrillic alphabet upon the happy workers of the world. No more of this spelling sniping then, hurumph!
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wangdaning



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of funny, if you use the google graphs and switch it from American English to British English it matches up fairly well. Except, when I look up the use of "chat up" in British English it shows...0%.

I am not sure this article is even saying anything. Maybe cause I ain't British.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some in court circles who expect the Colonials will soon come to their sensee and send a message to Westminster that it was all a mistake and they want the redcoats to come back.
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wangdaning



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were rough years, but I am sure the nations are together. The US government thinks of the people only after everything else. Sound familiar?
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