Originally Posted by Wolfie708
I did not intend to have a go at the US (and please notice I said if he/she is English then I am embarrassed), but more to make my point to the person I replied to that he/she should not throw stones in glass houses.
That said though, face facts please and use historical evidence to prove that most of the misspellings of original English words in US were done intentionally to distance Americans from the UK as shock and horror, there actually used to be more than a wee bit of dislike between us lol. It Is bastardised, but so are many local English dialects.
One prime example is the abuse of the date format. 1/24/2012 etc is ludicrous, and the f*ck wit who managed to convince people to take it on should be shot, and so should anyone who believes it makes sense (regardless of country). It should ONLY read as 24/1/2012 as that is a Digital and time sequenced structure, just as 24/7 is when meaning 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Twenty Fourth of January, Two Thousand and Twelve can Never equate to First of Squiggly bum, Two Thousand and Twelve as one is spoken and one is written.
As I said, I intended no direct accusation against the American use of English, but in certain things it makes a mockery of one of the most powerful languages on the planet.
Ps, I'm from Yorkshire, and trust me, we are just about the laziest speakers in the UK, but if a dick like 'jenny' decides to pull someone up on their language skills then I enjoy making them look a twat lol
Lol...I wasn't butt hurt over it. Mostly what I meant was for you not to let Jennys reflect on all of us Americans. I will admit he/she sounds grammatically American. I'm pretty good at telling where people are from by listening to them or reading their writing. For example bastardised would be bastardized here. But it makes sense because we actually pronounce it with more of a zzz sound. Like the word color, we pronounce it the way it's spelled. My wife definitely pronounces the u in her version of colour. She also laughs hysterically at the way we say Aluminum over Aluminium. We don't really use wee bit. When we say bloody we mean it literally. If we're saying pissed we mean angry, not drunk. Twat is referenced more towards a woman's anatomy than it is as an insult word. Cu.nt is a bad word that's only said to a woman and only if you're expecting a fight. They take it more offensive than the B-word over here. I dunno...it's just the way we talk. I'd argue that our dialect here are developed more locally rather than the media developing them. The media just takes our usage and commercializes it. Nobody hardly speaks proper English here. And I'm willing to bet that almost nobody in America speaks as properly as they type or they would get strange stares. Just like I'm willing to bet nobody actually makes this face ;P
Personally, I'm not sure who was responsible but I like our dating system. Take my birthday for example, January 23, 1980. It's pretty cool actually. Have you seen the movie the number 23? My birth date looks like this in our form 01-23. On January 23rd of 2003 I turned 23. I fit right into the #23 enigma.
Lol...it's all fun and games, mate. I hope I just made correct usage of that word. Over here, mate is referred to as something you do rather than a friend. I most certainly don't feel as if though I'm making a mockery of what I feel is inherently my language. My ancestry is an English/Welsh/Native American mix. My last name is directly derived from King Llewellyn the Great.
I only care about the language of love