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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 19 Aug 20 11.07pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Ones I found strange when I first moved here were
Faucets - Taps
Orange Squash - they think it's a vegetable
Trolley - Shopping Cart
Jelly - Jam /Marmalade
& is there nothing more cringe worthy than watching (actually listening) to an English speaking attempt at commentating on American Sports, Cue tons of Footballing terms to explain something in a different sport.

 


Pro USA & Israel

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag croydon 20 Aug 20 12.24am Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Hell no!

 

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View the.universal's Profile the.universal 20 Aug 20 7.19am Send a Private Message to the.universal Add the.universal as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

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.

Wouldn’t it be more correctly pronounced Los Ang-hell-ez? If we’re going all the way back.

 


Vive le Roy!

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 20 Aug 20 9.17am Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by Tim Gypsy Hill '64

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

Schedule - skedule.

Privicy - pryvicy.

Controversy - contraversy.

As mentioned, Iraq/Iran - Eyeraq/Eyeran.

Do you mean privacy? If so, then according to the Oxford Concise dictionary, both pronunciations are acceptable.

 

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View Cannonball's Profile Cannonball Flag Oxley, Arkansas 20 Aug 20 10.02am Send a Private Message to Cannonball Add Cannonball as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

Ones I found strange when I first moved here were
Faucets - Taps
Orange Squash - they think it's a vegetable
Trolley - Shopping Cart
Jelly - Jam /Marmalade
& is there nothing more cringe worthy than watching (actually listening) to an English speaking attempt at commentating on American Sports, Cue tons of Footballing terms to explain something in a different sport.

When I first came to the states I went into Walmart and asked for some braces (for my overalls) and was told to go to an Orthodontist.It seems that braces here are known as suspenders.

 


God looked down and said "things are bad,I need to give the world an enema,..now where exactly is Liverpool ? "

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View Jacko1's Profile Jacko1 Flag Hastings 20 Aug 20 10.10am Send a Private Message to Jacko1 Add Jacko1 as a friend

Hey instead of Hi, drives me crazy.

 

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 20 Aug 20 10.20am Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Originally posted by Tim Gypsy Hill '64

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

Schedule - skedule.

Privicy - pryvicy.

Controversy - contraversy.

As mentioned, Iraq/Iran - Eyeraq/Eyeran.

Reminds me of an episode of Countdown where that wonderful Janet Street Porter had a rant about people who cant get their pronounciations right.
Stupid woman.

( Yes I watch Countdown, yes I am old).

 

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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Elm Guest House 20 Aug 20 11.11am Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

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Edited by Cucking Funt (20 Aug 2020 11.12am)

 


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

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 20 Aug 20 12.20pm Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

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Edited by Cucking Funt (20 Aug 2020 11.12am)

steady on now....

 


Glad
All
Over

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 20 Aug 20 2.10pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Fanny

 


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 22 Aug 20 3.41pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

aluminium is a great metal.

But,..

alooominum.

what the fck is that ?

 


,.,.,..,

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 22 Aug 20 3.46pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

soccerball.

football.

fanny

getting pi$hed

 


,.,.,..,

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