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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Aug 20 1.50pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

OK, English is a dynamic language that changes over time.
I put up with Marvel comics in the 1970's that used words, such as 'color' and 'gasoline'

that is Colour and Petrol to us English.

And what really peeves me at the moment , is that the BBC are using the term "pedophile" (you know the case).
It's a f-cking Paedophile

And Illegal immigrant from the up to the 1980's, is now an economic migrant. Work it out

rant over

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 1.51pm)

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 19 Aug 20 1.58pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Garbage

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Aug 20 2.13pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

trash-talk

It really started to irk when the US invaded EEErack. Not to be confused with Iraq.

I shouldn't berate the US, as most UK citizens seem to have a minimal grasp of the language.

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 19 Aug 20 2.32pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Yep it swings both ways I'm afraid. You'll have a BBC presenter who can pronounce a village of 350 people in the foothills of Afghanistan perfectly to the vowel, yet insist on calling Los Angeles, Los Angelees.

 


Pro USA & Israel

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View PhuketEagle's Profile PhuketEagle Flag Phuket 19 Aug 20 3.35pm Send a Private Message to PhuketEagle Add PhuketEagle as a friend

This lead to that happening, for instance. It may be just bad use of the English language or yet another Americanism, but the word is LED, not lead. Jesus H.

 

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I just don’t want anyone British to say to me
‘’Can I get a.....’’

Unlikely but I don’t want anyone saying it to me. Hearing it in a queue is bad enough.

 


COYP

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Children now go to a "High school" Arrrrggghhhhh

 

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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

OK, English is a dynamic language that changes over time.
I put up with Marvel comics in the 1970's that used words, such as 'color' and 'gasoline'

that is Colour and Petrol to us English.

And what really peeves me at the moment , is that the BBC are using the term "pedophile" (you know the case).
It's a f-cking Paedophile

And Illegal immigrant from the up to the 1980's, is now an economic migrant. Work it out

rant over

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 1.51pm)

'Color' is the original spelling, surprisingly. As American English evolved, the Yanks kept quite a few words and spellings that are now considered archaic in British English, such as them calling what we call Autumn 'Fall'.

 


Wife beating may be socially acceptable in Sheffield, but it is a different matter in Cheltenham

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 19 Aug 20 5.36pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

The influence of Americanisms has been apparent since at least WW2.
Picking up a few American phrases and pronunciations is the least of our problems I'd say.

I think I might be right in saying that using contractions like 'CAN'T and WON'T became more common due to American influence during the War and after.

 

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View deflemonkid's Profile deflemonkid Flag 19 Aug 20 5.36pm Send a Private Message to deflemonkid Add deflemonkid as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

'Color' is the original spelling, surprisingly. As American English evolved, the Yanks kept quite a few words and spellings that are now considered archaic in British English, such as them calling what we call Autumn 'Fall'.

You can also add "Soccer" to that list. It was an english term for the "beautiful game" which came as a form of abbreviating "association football".

 

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View Tim Gypsy Hill '64's Profile Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Flag Stoke sub normal 19 Aug 20 5.54pm Send a Private Message to Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Add Tim Gypsy Hill '64 as a friend

Pronunciations are what bother me. U.S. pronounciation.

Schedule - skedule.

Privicy - pryvicy.

Controversy - contraversy.

As mentioned, Iraq/Iran - Eyeraq/Eyeran.

 


Systematically dragged down by the lawmakers

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 19 Aug 20 6.45pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Watch old programmes and route rhymes with tooth.

Then it became route like out.

Today router sounds like outer.

 


from the Etihad, Emirates, Molyneux, London Stadium, the Vitality, turf moor & Anfield to Old Trafford x 2.....or a neighbourly visit to Craven Cottage...Raptors on the Road

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