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Which English do you speak and write?
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As you might know, English is in USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as a first language but I want to talk about American and British English. As you know both have got some different spelling (like "ou" and "o" [favourite and favorite]), pronunciation (no example, because pronunciation can be only spoken :P ) and even some words ("lift" - "elevator" and "underground" - "subway"). Other examples are like about floor counting (both English have got "first floor", "third floor", etc. but in British there also exist a "ground floor" [which is the first floor in America]). And now the right topic: Which English do you (usually) speak and why? I'm speaking usually British but sometimes American because I learned the British English at first.

BTW: This year [or grade in America] the topic in English my class have is America and have you ever noticed this:


Edit: Fotget Ireland.

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Originally posted by MarioFanGamer659
have you ever noticed this:

Yes, there was a thread made awhile back by Ultimaximus pointing that out.
What I find funny is the mangled spelling: It says 'honor' and 'favourite' in the same sentence!

On topic, I speak British (European?) English, but I occasionally slip up every so often.
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American, because i live in america

color > colour, its shorter too. same goes for all other spellings like this

its not a lorry it's a truck

they're called website/tracking cookies not website biscuits

cant think of anything else where bri-tan fails, but there's many
That's because you're lazy.
I speak British English, don't have a British accent, and live in Asia.
Another difference: Airplane vs aeroplane. Some words like realised can have a z instead of an s in American English.

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Originally posted by Ladida
American, because i live in america

color > colour, its shorter too. same goes for all other spellings like this

its not a lorry it's a truck

they're called website/tracking cookies not website biscuits

cant think of anything else where bri-tan fails, but there's many

I just want to say something very serious.

colour = color, flavour = flavor, honour = honor, lorry = truck (we say them both anyway in Britain), I call them cookies, as well as everyone else I know.

Your way of speaking is correct, and our way of speaking is correct. You may think your way is better, and some of us may think our way is better but, we are both WRONG. THEY ARE THE SAME LANGUAGE. Just because 2 different countries spell the same language differently does not make one better than the other.

Please, don't be ignorant and snobby.

Thank you.
Originally posted by gibbl
I just want to say something very serious.

colour = color, flavour = flavor, honour = honor, lorry = truck (we say them both anyway in Britain), I call them cookies, as well as everyone else I know.

Your way of speaking is correct, and our way of speaking is correct. You may think your way is better, and some of us may think our way is better but, we are both WRONG. THEY ARE THE SAME LANGUAGE. Just because 2 different countries spell the same language differently does not make one better than the other.

Please, don't be ignorant and snobby.

Thank you.

I am pretty sure Ladida isn't being serious and has just been joking as usual.
I'd also like to say, a cookie is a kind of biscuit, not an alternative spelling.
I think.

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yeah i meant no harm, only jest. bri-tans are bros

australians are the real culprits
That's fair enough, but seeing as I don't know about you I didn't know you were joking, which is why I took it rather seriously. I know now you were joking, so it's all good and well now.
Originally posted by Ladida
australians are the real culprits

This made me lol a bit :D
I use American English 'cause...uh...that's where I live.

But so this isn't just a one-sentence post of "well duh", might as well muse that the only British spelling of words I don't think I'll ever quite understand are the ones with the -our ending. "Colour" seems like it should rhyme with "galore" or "four" to me. But then again, this is English, where the spelling is only very vaguely indicative of the actual pronunciation. The 26 characters in the modern alphabet couldn't hope to ever possibly cover the like 4 dozen different sounds for English phonology. (Especially when some of those letters are already redundant and useless like c, q, and x I mean what is even the matter with this stupid language gaaah)
I should get a new layout.

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Originally posted by Kipernal
Especially when some of those letters are already redundant and useless like c, q, and x I mean what is even the matter with this stupid language gaaah


Yeah we only really need one of C, K, Q and X. In all fairness though, replacing any of them would wreak havoc with the spellcheckers and dictionaries of the world.

Or we could do it like in Poland and have C and K have different pronunciations...

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anglais est inutile

But seriously, I speak American English for two main reasons; a) because it's simpler and it makes more sense than British English, and b) just to piss off everyone around me who speaks British English.

Et il y a aussi le français, que je utilise pour que presque tout le monde ne me comprend pas. (It's a bit sad living in Canada and having less than a quarter of the people you know actually speak fluent French!)

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Originally posted by X-cniS
Et il y a aussi le français, que je utilise pour que presque tout le monde ne me comprend pas. (It's a bit sad living in Canada and having less than a quarter of the people you know actually speak fluent French!)
Most of the native French-speaking Canadians live in the province of Québec, I believe.

Et puis, les Québécois ont leur propre patois que nous francophones européens ont du mal à comprendre ! (no really, I really like the Quebecker accent, but when it comes to informal speech in Quebec French...) (more info on what I'm talking about)

...Anyway, I write/speak British English, because that's what I've been taught in school.

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I speak english and a little greek.
I was also born in America.

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Well, I don't get to speak any type of English often, but if I do I stick to American English, because I don't really like the sound of British English (at least when I use it).
american english since i live in america.

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American English. I've never even read other English.

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Although I was born in Mexico, I speak like an American because I live near the Mexican/US border.
I write American English because it's what I was taught on school over the years, so it sounds more comfortable for me to read and to write it.

I don't speak English usually, but I guess I also use the American variety when I do.
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