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#1
I was talking to a british girl at my school, in America, yesterday, and I said the phrase,

"He goes the extra mile"

I then thought afterwards that she might not have heard that phrase...maybe she used "go the extra kilometer"

...so, to all the non-americans/australlians/whoever else doesn't use the metric system...do you use the term, "The extra mile"?

Also, are there any other american phrases that caught on to the rest of the world?
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Nah, we English use "go the extra mile" we don't deal in kilometres
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#3
You're a bit of an idiot.

If she's British, then she'd use mile (which ISN'T metric).
Americans use Kilometers (which IS metric).

Us in the UK use a combination of metric and imperial.

And what makes you think it's an American saying?
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I was talking to a british girl at my school, in America, yesterday, and I said the phrase,

"He goes the extra mile"

I then thought afterwards that she might not have heard that phrase...maybe she used "go the extra kilometer"

...so, to all the non-americans/australlians/whoever else doesn't use the metric system...do you use the term, "The extra mile"?

Also, are there any other american phrases that caught on to the rest of the world?

That post was hilariously uninformed on so many levels.
1) Brits use miles, not kilometers. Yes, we're hardcore like that.
2) It's not necessarily an American expression
3) The majority of the world doesn't speak English
4) The way you said "non-americans/australlians" made it sound like you were implying Aussies weren't non-American.

By the way, no, most of them don't, a few do however.
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Do non-Americans use the phrase "Gotta catch 'em all"?


First of all, you're a dork and a half as well as a musician, and I respect that immensley. This post cracked me up to no end. And that's not even an american phenomenon, it's Japanese.
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You're a bit of an idiot.

If she's British, then she'd use mile (which ISN'T metric).
Americans use Kilometers (which IS metric).

Us in the UK use a combination of metric and imperial.

And what makes you think it's an American saying?


Actually, Americans dont use metric. Which means they use miles. Canadians (thats me) use metric, not our friends to the south.
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First of all, you're a dork and a half as well as a musician, and I respect that immensley. This post cracked me up to no end. And that's not even an american phenomenon, it's Japanese.

The Japanese didn't invent the phrase though! AMIRITE??!
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The UK uses a mixture of metric and imperial measurements.

For example, you can buy half a pound of apples (it was recently a crime to sell in imperial measurements but they got rid of that one) or a kilo of apples at a market. Clothes are often measured in inches yet most measurements of length are done in metres. In a pub you can buy a pint, but a bottle of alcohol will be labelled in mililitres.

Distance is measured mainly in miles and speed is miles per hour. Runnign distances are done by kilometers.
Since "He goes the extra mile" isn't exactly a new phrase. We would say "mile" because that is the 'older' measurement, so to speak.
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So EVERYONE's uninformed?
Excellent!

Gotta catch em all!

To answer TS, nope. I dont use many american expressions. But i do use "My bad" quite a bit.
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No, they didn't, but the translation would appear anywhere where the vernacular is english.

And if you don't know what vernacular means, you would fail 10th grade.
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The Japanese didn't invent the phrase though! AMIRITE??!


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So EVERYONE's uninformed?
Excellent!

Gotta catch em all!

To answer TS, nope. I dont use many american expressions. But i do use "My bad" quite a bit.

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You're a bit of an idiot.

If she's British, then she'd use mile (which ISN'T metric).
Americans use Kilometers (which IS metric).

Us in the UK use a combination of metric and imperial.

And what makes you think it's an American saying?


We do?
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TS, do you even know whether that's an American phrase? It's our language, so I claim all words, articles and books from America as British.

But, considering America's huge cultural influence, what with your programmes being broadcast all across the Earth, you could probably assume that your phrases are adopted.
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They usually don't know.
Btw, what does "The extra mile" means?


Doing more than you have to, basically.

Example: A doctor has a boy in hospital for three weeks with a nasty illness, the boy says he loves Onslaught, so the doctor buys him Killing Peace and Power From Hell to listen to in hospital; he doesn't have to do that, but he did, that's going the extra mile.
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erm, even in england esp. at festivals people scream AMERICA! **** YEAH!

its bloody annoying
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We do?



Well, all Americans I've heard mainly use Kilometers.
So... ?
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Do you know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France?

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Do you know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France?

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They don't call it a quarter pounder with cheese?

Nah, man, they got the metric system over there, they don't know what the fuck a quater pounder is.
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#29
Weeeeeellllllll...to get back on topic, I was explaining to a friend a while ago how to fix something and told him to use a Sharpie...he didn't know what that was.

The guy was from France but had lived in Scotland for quite a while.

Not a phrase, but certainly a slang term for a generic item.
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Actually, Americans dont use metric. Which means they use miles. Canadians (thats me) use metric, not our friends to the south.

Silly goose, Canadians aren't real!
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Weeeeeellllllll...to get back on topic, I was explaining to a friend a while ago how to fix something and told him to use a Sharpie...he didn't know what that was.

The guy was from France but had lived in Scotland for quite a while.

Not a phrase, but certainly a slang term for a generic item.

That's like the whole jelly jello fiasco, instead of using a term which would include all brands producing the product, like permanent marker, or felt tip pen, you use the brand name of one of the more prominent companies that produce them. It would be like calling jelly 'Rowntrees'.
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You're a bit of an idiot.

If she's British, then she'd use mile (which ISN'T metric).
Americans use Kilometers (which IS metric).

Us in the UK use a combination of metric and imperial.

And what makes you think it's an American saying?


You're the bigger idiot, since Americans use miles.

Us Canadians use kilometres, eh?
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so has anyone answered the question yet?

do people that use the metric system say "go the extra mile"?

ppl tell me im stupid, yet have no answer to the question either...
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You're a bit of an idiot.

If she's British, then she'd use mile (which ISN'T metric).
Americans use Kilometers (which IS metric).

Us in the UK use a combination of metric and imperial.

And what makes you think it's an American saying?

We do? that's news to me..
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Americans don't

we in Europe (as in the real europe: mostly crafted by my hero Napoleon, who introduced the same metric system to all of europe) use kilometers, temperature in degrees celsius grams not pounds etc.

and yes, you can see at my grammar/spelling that I am not english nor american.


the british are just waaaay behind!!
You guys know they still drive on the LEFT of the road!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH Idiots
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Americans don't

we in Europe (as in the real europe: mostly crafted by my hero Napoleon, who introduced the same metric system to all of europe) use kilometers, temperature in degrees celsius grams not pounds etc.

and yes, you can see at my grammar/spelling that I am not english nor american.


the british are just waaaay behind!!
You guys know they still drive on the LEFT of the road!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH Idiots

What do you mean still?
We've always driven on the left. Going back to the days of Medieval Jousting.
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What do you mean still?
We've always driven on the left. Going back to the days of Medieval Jousting.

Yeah, I was gonna say, at least the reasons for us driving on the left are hardcore. If we were attacked on horseback we'd whack back with our swords. You blokes would inconveniently have to reach across your horse with your right hand while we slashed you in the face.
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You're a bit of an idiot.

If she's British, then she'd use mile (which ISN'T metric).
Americans use Kilometers (which IS metric).

Us in the UK use a combination of metric and imperial.

And what makes you think it's an American saying?


You sir could not be more aof a dumbass....I bet you wear condoms whilst masturbating
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