Do You Think It's Right For An American To Use British Slang or Phrases?

Poll: Do you think it's right?
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Doesn't really matter to me
20 53%
I guess so...
5 13%
No (explain)
7 18%
Maybe?
6 16%
Voters: 38.
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#1
I myself, think it's somewhat wannabe-ish to use "British" slang or phrases. But I still catch myself using some as I watch an ass ton of top gear. What do you guys think?
Last edited by TROUnation at May 6, 2017,
#2
I voted maybe, because sometimes it's funny to use it if you're joking around with friends or poking fun at something. But I wouldn't use it in regular conversation, that would be cringe af. Just be yourself, there's enough British wannabes out there.
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#5
Cultural appropriation!
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#6
My mom works in a restaurant owned by a British guy that  did all he could to make it as British. The same guys brother owns a British auto restoration shop for classic British cars and my brother is the head mechanic at that shop  having grown up around that and it being a large part of the town I grew up in British culture and slang has become part of my every day life. So I vote it doesn't matter people are  going to emulate what they are around take TROUnation  post for example.
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#8
What does rightness have to do with it?
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Cultural appropriation!
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#9
Yeah why not. It's only slang. My only bugbear is when people don't pronounce "twat" properly. It rhymes with "hat" and "bat" not "what".
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#10
Yeah, we can use any British slang we like. We're 2-0 vs those pricks. 
#11
I dunno.

In the latest season of Line of Duty I honestly thought the junior detective was the thandi newton character's daughter for a couple minutes, because I forgot that with a british accent "ma'am" sounds like "mom".
#12
I don't see anything wrong with trying to be smarter.

Besides, enough shit over here is copied from America.
#13
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I dunno.

In the latest season of Line of Duty I honestly thought the junior detective was the thandi newton character's daughter for a couple minutes, because I forgot that with a british accent "ma'am" sounds like "mom".

i thought she was saying mum half the time the annoying little twerp god she was so annoying 
#14
Yeah and it seemed like way too many "ma'ams" for that to be the word. Reminded me of kids when they're being sarcastically over-obedient.
#16
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Cultural appropriation!  

This. America has been independent for over 200 years so stop stealing our language you damn burger munchers.  
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#17
No its not ok cuzzy. You mericans stole our language now you wanna speak like us too. Stealing all that land not enough for you? Pls continue eating XXL mcdonald burgers with extra cheese and 5 litres of cocacola before snorting meth and glorifying billionaire psychopaths pls.
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#18
it doesn't matter but it is generally pretty embarrassing
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#19
British slang is asinine and makes no sense. I don't know why I would want to use it.

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Yeah why not. It's only slang. My only bugbear is when people don't pronounce "twat" properly. It rhymes with "hat" and "bat" not "what".


I have never met anyone that pronounces it like that. Literally zero.
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#20
Quote by theogonia777
British slang is asinine and makes no sense.  I don't know why I would want to use it.


I have never met anyone that pronounces it like that.  Literally zero.


No shit. All the Brits I've heard use the word and it rhymes with "what", just the way I say it. 
#22
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No shit. All the Brits I've heard use the word and it rhymes with "what", just the way I say it. 


No I mean I have never heard an American pronounce it like what.
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#23
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No I mean I have never heard an American pronounce it like what.


Ever actually been to America? Literally every time I've heard the word in my entire life it's rhymed with "what". First time I heard the word I was 12 in rural Oklahoma, btw. 
#24
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Ever actually been to America? Literally every time I've heard the word in my entire life it's rhymed with "what". First time I heard the word I was 12 in rural Oklahoma, btw. 

are u havin a giggle m8 
#25
Is referring to something as being "shit" considered British slang? Cause I'm keeping that. Otherwise, without a proper accent I think it doesn't sound right. Twat, however, has clearly evolved two different ways, so I don't consider that stealing.

Oh, and its Aluminum. Stop adding all those extra letters. Fucking wankers.
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#26
How much of a twat do you have to be to not even be able to pronounce twat?


  

  
            
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#27
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British slang is asinine and makes no sense. I don't know why I would want to use it.


I have never met anyone that pronounces it like that. Literally zero.
I have met americans in America who have.
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#28
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Don't tale Top Gear words as typical or even acurate use of British slang expressions. 

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#29
Quote by dementiacaptain
Is referring to something as being "shit" considered British slang? Cause I'm keeping that. Otherwise, without a proper accent I think it doesn't sound right. Twat, however, has clearly evolved two different ways, so I don't consider that stealing.

Oh, and its Aluminum. Stop adding all those extra letters. Fucking wankers.


Twat hasn't evolved. It's either pronounced correctly, or incorrectly.
#30
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Oh, and its Aluminum. Stop adding all those extra letters. Fucking wankers.

Literally one letter difference.
#31
Quote by OddOneOut
I have met americans in America who have.

Probably New Englanders. They mispronounce many words and have weird regional inflections. 
#32
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Twat hasn't evolved. It's either pronounced correctly, or incorrectly.


Yeah its like if you americans take the word table and start saying tahbel instead its not clever that u guys did that and its not evolution its a violation of the language you are hijacking
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#33
I think it's just us being cheeky and taking the piss, lads.
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#34
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I think it's just us being cheeky and taking the piss, lads.
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#35
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Yeah its like if you americans take the word table and start saying tahbel instead its not clever that u guys did that and its not evolution its a violation of the language you are hijacking


Kind of a silly argument when English is a hodge podge of germanic and latin influences anyway
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#38
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Oh, and its Aluminum. Stop adding all those extra letters. Fucking wankers.


For the record, chronologically, alumium was first, aluminum was second and aluminium was third. For the record, the dude that first "discovered" and named the element originally called it alumium before settling on aluminum before aluminium was ever used. He "discovered" it so his name should be used. It's only fair.
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#39
Quote by OddOneOut
I have met americans in America who have.


Everyone I have ever met has either pronounced it like cat or like lot but never like what. Unless you say what like lot instead of like but over there. TobusRex is from inbred country so anything they say there should be disregarded.
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Last edited by theogonia777 at May 7, 2017,
#40
theogonia777

So.... aluminum ftw?

Thanks for that though, was always curious but cba to research for five seconds.
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