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#1
So obviously the English language is changing and Americanisms are seeping into British culture. For example 'damn thats awesome' rather than 'bloody hell thats brilliant' or 'you're retarded dude' rather than 'you're a bit thick mate' (not great examples but anyway).

Which phrases have you noticed that UK people now use? Do you think the homogenisation of culture and language is a bad thing, or if everyone speaks in a similar way, do you think this brings people closer together?
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#2
I can't stand Americanised spelling. For example, Google Chrome tells me that "Americanised" needs a 'z' in it.

Gtfo Google Chrome.

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pip pip??


cheerio is a good example. i use that all the time.
#6
The grammar nazi's will be all over this

Isnt the Americanization of the english language due to the fact of all of the mass media coming out of America?

Anyway on topic I live in Australia and i have noticed that small Americanism are slowly slipping into the Australian english language
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I can't stand Americanised spelling. For example, Google Chrome tells me that "Americanised" needs a 'z' in it.

Gtfo Google Chrome.


Iam with you on that Zero-hartman I cant stand how they spell certain words.
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imagine a scottish guy with jeans and a led zep shirt and contact lenses.
#11
i dont care about spelling at all.
as long as i can understand what there trying to say
#12
That may be, but from my personal experience I know the English taught in schools in non-english-speaking countries is british English.
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#13
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i dont care about spelling at all.
as long as i can understand what there trying to say


Spelling isnt the issue, its a change in language.
#14
I don't see any thing wrong with it. Culture and language change over time. Deal with it.
#15
The rest is finally starting to talk like the best.

Also, I hate the Americanized "bro" and "brah" - Hate. Hate. Hate.
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#17
I see the americanisation of words all the time especially in the media and at school.

I've even recently started using the word 'awesome'
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#20
I don't think it's a change to an American style of language, just a process by which new phrases and words enter the language. Sure, I may say "that's awesome" or the word "man" (not as much as Cheech and Chong or anything...), but I still use words like "bloody" and "mate" all the time.
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That may be, but from my personal experience I know the English taught in schools in non-english-speaking countries is british English.



really? i didnt know that. american english is more logical in a lot of ways i have to say for example 'thru' rather than 'through'
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Wanna know why why I don't like the way Americans use our language?

Aluminum.



well i guess they are both inaccurate. Alum should be pronounced like plum i suppose.
#25
I don't mind American English at all, but for gods sake, i am English. British can mean that i'm from Scotland, Ireland, or bloody Wales!
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I don't mind American English at all, but for gods sake, i am English. British can mean that i'm from Scotland, Ireland, or bloody Wales!


I understand your trepedation, Scottish Irish and Welsh people would obviously be mortified to be classed as English obviously.

Also Northern Ireland is not in Britain bro.
#27
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Wanna know why why I don't like the way Americans use our language?

Aluminum.

Oddly enough, American scientific publications will still spell it properly(aluminium). Or at least, they did when I was at uni, and read them occassionally.
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Oddly enough, American scientific publications will still spell it properly(aluminium). Or at least, they did when I was at uni, and read them occassionally.


They spell it correctly, but pronounce it incorrectly.
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#29
I have been told by my english language tutor that the american english is essentially the british english set back a few years, granted they may have developed down slightly different avenues but things such as the use of 'z' instead of 's' is what the british people would have done ages ago.
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Oddly enough, American scientific publications will still spell it properly(aluminium). Or at least, they did when I was at uni, and read them occassionally.


"Properly"? How very condescending of you.
#31
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I don't mind American English at all, but for gods sake, i am English. British can mean that i'm from Scotland, Ireland, or bloody Wales!
Britain has become one of the biggest shitholes in Europe due to shit government and mass immigration.

Maybe you should take your nationalism to the politics thread.
#32
The worst example I noticed was a girl I know getting confused when I said I was going for a '***' and thinking I meant a homosexual. As an Englishman, I found this depressing.

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well i guess they are both inaccurate. Alum should be pronounced like plum i suppose.


No.

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Wanna know why why I don't like the way Americans use our language?

Aluminum.



the guy that discovered it originally called it aluminium in keeping with the rest of the periodic table trends(calcium,magnesium etc...) after a while he changed it to aluminum for some reason or other.the americans changed as well whereas the rest of the world kept with the original.both are accepted in the science world but aluminium is the preferred
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#37
I've like notice that like teenage girls have like started saying like after like every couple of words. It's like really annoying because like you don't like need it there or anything.
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touche bro. maybe if you could back up your claim in the first instance....
#39
I say 'dude' to my some of my mates all the time without thinking about it.

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the guy that discovered it originally called it aluminium in keeping with the rest of the periodic table trends(calcium,magnesium etc...) after a while he changed it to aluminum for some reason or other.the americans changed as well whereas the rest of the world kept with the original.both are accepted in the science world but aluminium is the preferred


I heard it was something to do with a mispelling on a label which just eventually turned into the norm..

Probably bollocks though.