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    American English that winds you up!

    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!

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    Ooops, mods please move this to Time Pass!

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    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

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    Baseball

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

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    Anyways. Why add the extra S ???


    2 possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are terrifying.

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    Whatever!

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    Now they say Whatevs!!!!


    2 possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are terrifying.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockers2012 View Post
    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? I have heard it being used but sounds very strange.


    "It sounds like you have a great strength of character and strong will" - Ellyse Perry about me.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherface58 View Post
    Now they say Whatevs!!!!
    Yeah, I noticed that in "2 broke girls" sitcom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwremb View Post
    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.


    "It sounds like you have a great strength of character and strong will" - Ellyse Perry about me.

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    American English that winds you up!

    Why do they say period at the end of everything ?


    A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

    Malcolm X

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    Football

    It is throwball you fools.

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