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Bryan

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2008, 11:10:24 AM »

-"When I was at university..."

What would a true American say instead of this? (Just curious - we say some of that stuff in Canada, and that one in particular seems like a totally normal thing to say.)

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008, 11:10:47 AM »
I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?

Yes, they need to be beat down with a pillowcase full of soda cans.

The worst is when, after taking a semester abroad, one of these dunces comes back and refers to their apartment as a "flat".


Admittedly, I will occasionally change the spelling of flavor and color to include the letter u, but that is because I am a poseur Canadiophile, not an Anglophile. Makes me feel all sophisticated-like.


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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 11:12:33 AM »

-"When I was at university..."

What would a true American say instead of this? (Just curious - we say some of that stuff in Canada, and that one in particular seems like a totally normal thing to say.)


"When I was in college"


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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 11:15:50 AM »
Quote
and that one in particular seems like a totally normal thing to say.)

It is normal to say - in Canada!

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one of these dunces comes back and refers to their apartment as a "flat".

Exxxxxxactly. It's American insecurity over lack of identity/culture. Or just plain pretension.

Bryan

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2008, 11:18:50 AM »
Gotcha. Never realized it was a Britishism.

In Canada, colleges are vocational schools, but I ought to be familiar with your usage of "college" from my viewings of many hilarious movies.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2008, 11:28:56 AM »
Anyone who says "whilst" or "whinge" or "arse" can get fucked.

Sarah

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2008, 11:32:12 AM »
I say "whinge" and use various other Britishisms (none from cutout's list, however).  In my defense, I've been doing so for almost forty years.  Preadolescent affectations are among the hardest to kick, I find.  (I also taught myself to raise one eyebrow back then, and it's a tic over which I no longer have any control.)

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2008, 11:34:58 AM »
Using "fancy" as a verb falls into this category, too.

But I use the word "chav" sometimes because it fills a lexical hole. Sorry, everyone.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2008, 11:39:14 AM »
The guy who says "arse" is the same guy that smokes a pipe. He usually has terrible, horrible, no good, very bad facial hair and talks about libertarianism at parties.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2008, 11:50:07 AM »
Uh-oh.  Is it the racist humor, or the cock rock?

what's racist about not liking the obnoxious gypsy family in my neighborhood?  it's not like i think they should be killed or not have equal rights or anything.  i just think they're a bunch of jerks.  i'm the one who has to live with them.  they make a ton of noise and leave shit all over their yard.  even if they were non-gypsies, they'd still be a bunch of assholes.  it's like, what the fuck.  i would be allowed to dislike them if they were white and doing the same shit, but since they're gypsies i have to think they're great neighbors?  fuck a big bunch of that shit.

Bryan

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2008, 12:06:13 PM »
Uh-oh.  Is it the racist humor, or the cock rock?

what's racist about not liking the obnoxious gypsy family in my neighborhood? 

It's your emphasis of the "gypsy" part rather than the "obnoxious" part.

andrew in philadelphia

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2008, 12:26:44 PM »
I have to admit that I love Raad_Man a little.

think maybe i do too.

i hope he calls into the show soon, though he'll need to tone down the toilet talk big time.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2008, 12:42:21 PM »
MyNetwork, the "network" that jumped it to fill the slots opened by the WB/UPN merger.

They're a joke to begin with, started off with some primetime soap scheme that failed and then dived in to bed with First Look Entertainment, purveyor of the worst movies you've never heard of.

Then they bring us the Flavor Flav sitcom, which is maybe one of the most racist things I've ever seen, and makes me wonder what Chuck D thinks about Ice Cube and Flav now whenever "Burn Hollywood Burn" comes up in his iTunes on shuffle.

And finally the other night flipping around, I saw they have the balls to actually advertise and run some obscure awards show from 2007. wtf?


f you MyNetwork.


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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2008, 12:43:46 PM »
Anyone who modifies a motor vehicle to make it louder.

andrew in philadelphia

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2008, 01:06:42 PM »
people who buy into the whole "east fresh/eat healthy" scam at subway.

thanks a bunch, jared (asshole.)