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Robert
15th January 2013, 12:18
1. "Critique"

Use of this French word to make people sound cultured really irritates me! What's wrong with good old-fashioned "criticism"?


2. "Can I get a coffee?"

No you cannot! Say "Please may I have a cup of coffee?" You're not in Central Perk in 1995!


3. "Whatever"

Just........ aaaaaargh!

Bloomin' American English!

Robert
15th January 2013, 12:20
Ooops, mods please move this to Time Pass!

ElRaja
15th January 2013, 12:30
although you point stands, the words as they are used in everyday english have pretty different meanings.

critique - an evaluation of the merits and demerits of something being evaluated

criticism - faultfinding

dont see anything wrong with critique.

i dont mind Americanisms that are logical, sidewalk, fair enough, cell phone fair enough, what i dont like are the illogical ones

i dont like the fact that Americans call crisps chips, soft drinks soda (i mean they have no soda in them afaik), and the one that takes the cake is football is soccer, but rugby becomes football :facepalm:

ads101
15th January 2013, 12:33
Baseball

It's called cricket and you're doing it wrong.

leatherface58
15th January 2013, 12:38
Anyways. Why add the extra S ???

RWAC
15th January 2013, 12:41
Whatever!

leatherface58
15th January 2013, 12:43
Now they say Whatevs!!!!

rockers2012
19th January 2013, 06:24
I am watching 2 broke girls sitcom. Now two girls are calling each other "dude".

I can understand that coming from boys but from girls???...it sounds so artificial and annoying to my ears.

DHONI183
19th January 2013, 06:33
I am watching 2 broke girls sitcom. Now two girls are calling each other "dude".

I can understand that coming from boys but from girls???...it sounds so artificial and annoying to my ears.

Yeah, sounds very unusual. Can girls use the word "mate" for each other:13:? I have heard it being used but sounds very strange.

Kwremb
19th January 2013, 06:47
Not using 'u' in words like colour because I've got used to spelling it that way but spellcheck always marks it red, as the british would say bloody annoying.

rockers2012
19th January 2013, 07:29
Now they say Whatevs!!!!

Yeah, I noticed that in "2 broke girls" sitcom.

DHONI183
19th January 2013, 07:32
Not using 'u' in words like colour because I've got used to spelling it that way but spellcheck always marks it red, as the british would say bloody annoying.

I always use 'u'. Apologize etc. annoy me big time:facepalm:.

pakistanalltheway
24th January 2013, 13:56
Why do they say period at the end of everything ?

justarslan
24th January 2013, 16:27
Football

It is throwball you fools.