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Old May 8 2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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Re: What if Geordi had a wank?

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^ Aka, er, English?


So... American English is really a different language altogether?
Pretty much, Jumper is like Overall shorts in American, and a sweater in Britain. Gas is Petrol in Britain. And so many others
I've never actually heard an American use the word "jumper" at all...except to describe a person who jumps.
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Old May 8 2012, 10:08 PM   #17
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everyone here assumed that rubbish film with anakin skywalker a few years ago was about warm clothing and gave it a miss
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Old May 8 2012, 11:43 PM   #18
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So... American English is really a different language altogether?
Its a dialect.
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Old May 9 2012, 01:21 AM   #19
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So... American English is really a different language altogether?
Its a dialect.

of course-I was just being sarcastic towards the comment that "British English" was just "English," as if their way of speaking it was the correct way and that American English wasn't really English. (at least that's how I interpreted the "aka, er English?" question)
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Old May 9 2012, 01:50 AM   #20
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Would they have been aroused or just turned it off?
No idea, all I know is that it wouldn't work the other way around as Geordi is not into Klingon sex.
That was foreplay some girls like it rough.
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Old May 9 2012, 08:59 AM   #21
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So... American English is really a different language altogether?
Its a dialect.

of course-I was just being sarcastic towards the comment that "British English" was just "English," as if their way of speaking it was the correct way and that American English wasn't really English. (at least that's how I interpreted the "aka, er English?" question)
I think you all are turning things on its head. I'm not the one who's not making sense.

The language is called English, having originated in England. There's no such thing as 'British English' (Britain at any rate incorporates England, Scotland and Wales, which all have different accents, slangs, dialects etc) any more than there's such a thing as American English, Australian English or Irish English. There are simply different dialects of English across the world.

From this side of the pond (and I'm Irish, not British), expressions like 'British English' just make no sense. 'British slang' is really what you mean.
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Old May 9 2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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^ Aka, er, English?


So... American English is really a different language altogether?
Pretty much, Jumper is like Overall shorts in American, and a sweater in Britain. Gas is Petrol in Britain. And so many others
So if a Brit eats a lot of curry, he gets petrol?
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Old May 9 2012, 11:32 AM   #23
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^ Nah, he gets ring-sting. Or Delhi-belly. Or wind.
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Old May 9 2012, 01:55 PM   #24
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There are simply different dialects of English across the world.
And they get called British or American English and not "slang". Labour is British English and not British slang just like labor is American English and not American slang.
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Old May 9 2012, 02:15 PM   #25
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^ By you maybe. Not by English people. I know I'd refer to 'American spelling', not American English.
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Old May 9 2012, 02:58 PM   #26
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By me? Let's see what the Oxford dictionary says.

British English
English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

Strangely no results on 'British slang' ...
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Old May 9 2012, 03:08 PM   #27
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I'm not sure I'd resort to cracking one off on my own when there is a holodeck available.
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Old May 9 2012, 03:38 PM   #28
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Not sure I'd be in the mood for that sort of thing right after being tortured by an El-Aurian... or the Enterprise CMO.
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Old May 9 2012, 03:50 PM   #29
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By me? Let's see what the Oxford dictionary says.

British English
English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

Strangely no results on 'British slang' ...
For one thing, the word 'wank' is not just used in Britain. And if one needs a dictionary to define 'British slang', God help them...

The online dictionary can say what it wants, 'British English' is not an expression you'd regularly hear on this side of the Atlantic.
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Old May 9 2012, 04:26 PM   #30
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I used the Oxford to point out that your claim that merely I use terms like British English is BS.

Of course you don't hear British English often in GB just like you rarely hear American English on the other side of the big pond because most often it would be tautological. But when comparing the two incarnations of English these terms make sense and 'having a wank' is quintessentially British and not American.
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