David Mitchell on American English

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19 Aug 2010, 9:15 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw[/youtube]

Follow his wise advise, Americans :P



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19 Aug 2010, 10:04 am

Ya mean "advice". :P :lol: :wink:



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19 Aug 2010, 11:15 am

'Hold down the fort' is like 'Getting along (get along) like a house on fire' to me.

Getting along (get along) like a house afire



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19 Aug 2010, 12:54 pm

Full blooded American here.... and I have been saying exactly that for years while my fellow Americans just stare blankly at me. 8O

Also... please, for the love of all that is good in this world... stop saying irregardless!


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19 Aug 2010, 1:06 pm

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Also... please, for the love of all that is good in this world... stop saying irregardless!


Ah, but that is one of my favorites ...

Could you not at least *try* to care less?!


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19 Aug 2010, 7:29 pm

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Full blooded American here.... and I have been saying exactly that for years while my fellow Americans just stare blankly at me. 8O

Also... please, for the love of all that is good in this world... stop saying irregardless!


Oh thank you!

I went back to school to get my grade 12 this past year, after leaving school around the time you were born.
*wow that makes me feel old...maybe*

'They expected me to learn all these 'new' words and bin the ones I used to use.
Now my grammar and my 'spelling' and some of my images are all confused, just to get my grade 12 and
pass with pretty decent grades.

No offence, but my thought is, until the USA actually has an offical language, they should stop
making dictionaries and trying to change 'words' that have been around 500+ years in some cases.
Plus, this country I live in should stay 'true' to the language it does have. Hybrids are not always a good thing.