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Old 02-11-2009, 05:49 PM   #33581
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British accents are annoying, man. Welsh, Scottish, and Irish accents are cool, yes. But British accents just grate on a guy.

I'm pretty sure the other things you listed probably fit only when you're speaking of the stereotype.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #33582
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haha Maybe a stereotype, but I love them anyway. And I for one love their accents, but that's just me, and you're alowed to have your own opinion... lol
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:07 PM   #33583
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Nu-uh! Brits are the coolest,
I'll agree with that up to a point. Our British friends have certainly made innumerable contributions to the world at large and to modern Western culture in particular. Brits as a group are "cool" without a doubt, but "the coolest"? Hmmm...

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even over my own homeland, the United States! lol
I'd say that depends largely upon which areas of the United States you've experienced.

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I mean, those accents,
Some British accents are way cool, for sure. However, there are a vast array of accents that can collectively be called "British" but which are quite separate and distinct one from another. A few of them could be considered a verbal assault on the ears of a listener, though.

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their ways of doing things and eating things,
I'm not sure I understand exactly to what you are referring, so please provide some examples.

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their quaint way of life. <3
Oh, you are gonna get in so much trouble with our British friends for that statement!
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:08 PM   #33584
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Okay, I've got a question for those of you who are UK English speakers: what is the correct spelling for the present participle of "edit"? I'm asking because I'm pretty sure it's "editing", whereas a dear friend of mine keeps insisting that "editing" is US English and "editting" is UK English, and it's been bugging me forever.
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Poor guy is Editting as fast as he can


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Old 02-11-2009, 06:32 PM   #33585
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Hey man, I've lived in Kentucky and Tennessee. Quite a few Southerners speak with such a heavy accent that you can't even understand what they're trying to say. It is not cool.
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Southern people have cooler accents, just ask Sage.
Some of us do.

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Hey man, I've lived in Kentucky and Tennessee. Quite a few Southerners speak with such a heavy accent that you can't even understand what they're trying to say. It is not cool.
We do that on purpose just to confuse transplanted Yankees. We give directions which depend on landmarks that haven't existed for 20 years or more for the same reason.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:21 PM   #33587
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Heh.



That reminds me of a sign on the side of the road near a small town in Kentucky which reads, and I quote exactly, "BUBAS PAYLAKE".
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:35 AM   #33588
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Okay, I've got a question for those of you who are UK English speakers: what is the correct spelling for the present participle of "edit"? I'm asking because I'm pretty sure it's "editing", whereas a dear friend of mine keeps insisting that "editing" is US English and "editting" is UK English, and it's been bugging me forever.
Editing is the same in both Englishes.
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I concur. Though I can't check the Oxford English Dictionary at the moment...
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We do that on purpose just to confuse transplanted Yankees. We give directions which depend on landmarks that haven't existed for 20 years or more for the same reason.
Woohooo!

Ye know ye go down dere to Possum Mill Road den ye follow Feral Hog creek fer a mile er two Ahn yer right there at the skidoo (Won't find this on the web. A skidoo in Western KY stands for a concrete creek ford). Den ye go over two hollers (valleys) ahn he's on dat top hill dere.
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Whatever.
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Hey, guys! My game is at http://www.thebuckmans.com/Mory/Perfect.exe !

Heh, heh. If that doesn't kill the thread, nothing can.
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Nice try.
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Brits!!!!
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Brits are not cool, my dear.
We are too cool. We're as cool as the proverbial cucumber.
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their quaint way of life. <3
I say, rather! Can't be doing with all this new-fangled modern nonsense, what what.

< puts on his bowler hat, picks up his briefcase and heads off for a cup of tea. (which he'll end up dribbling down his front due to the stiffness of his upper lip)
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Heh, heh. If that doesn't kill the thread, nothing can.
It's on my to do list. That's just rather a large list at present.
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Editing is the same in both Englishes.
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I concur. Though I can't check the Oxford English Dictionary at the moment...
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I have been asked to say a few words to the human arm of The Thread's inhabitants, concerning recent successes in killing the Thread.

Let me say up front that I regret having to temper my heartfelt congratulations with a strong measure of disappointment. But I wouldn't be doing my duty as your leader if I didn't pass along the message I have received from our Benefactors.

The capture of Fantasysci5 is an event of major significance, make no mistake. And while it's true that conceivably we could have taken her at almost any time in the last several years, the manner of her capture may prove to have unexpected benefits. It cannot have gone unnoticed by all Thread members that Miss Fantasysci5's capture coincided with the act of being friendly to Thread-users. This might cause other forums members to think twice before harboring The Thread. It might cause them to question Its allegiance; even prompt some to turn It out, or turn It over to our cause. However, we cannot count on such developments. the Thread's reputation is such that other desperate renegades are likely to grant It a great deal of license in the spirit of spreading general chaos and terror.

This brings me to the one note of disappointment I must echo from our Benefactors. Obviously I am not on the ground to closely command or second-guess the dedicated forces of the Thread, but this does not mean I can shirk responsibility for recent lapses and even outright failures on their part. I have been severely questioned about these shortcomings, and now must put the question to you: How could one Thread have slipped through your force's fingers time and time again? How is it possible? This is not some agent provocateur or highly trained assassin we are discussing. Thread is a topic who had hardly earned the distinction of a discussion at the time of its explosion in popularity. I have good reason to believe that in the intervening years, It was in a state that precluded further development of covert skills. The Thread you have consistently failed to slow, let alone capture, is by all standards simply that--an ordinary Thread. How can you have failed to apprehend It? Well...I will leave the upbraiding for another time, to the extent it proves necessary. Now is the moment to redeem yourselves. If the human forces are to prove themselves an indispensable augmentation to the forum, they will have to earn the privilege. I'm sure I don't have to remind you that the alternative, if you can call it that, is total extinction - in union with all the other unworthy branches of the species. Let's not allow it to come to that. I have done my best to convince our Benefactors that you are the finest the species has to offer. So far they have accepted my argument, but without concrete evidence to back it up, my words sound increasingly hollow even to me. The burden of proof is on you. As is the consequence of failure. I'll just leave it at that.
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I have been asked to say a few words concerning... blah-blah-blah, yackity-schmackity, etc.
Nuh-uh!

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Nice thesaurus usage there, Giligan.
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Um...Giligan. I have no idea what you just said up there, and I tried to udnerstand that, since my name was in it! Can you err, explain it to me again? Man, I sound stupid.
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