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British vs American English?

Which one do you prefer and why? Vote
http://www.strawpoll.me/15066206

AS FOR ME

I think British English sounds much more beautiful than American English, but I usually prefer to spell things the American way.
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>>85578941
australian
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>>85578941
i like the way brits talk, but i understand americans better tho. scots and irish are the hardest to understand, but i think they talk like that because they're always drunk
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>>85578941
>>85578941
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>>85578941
British all day any day
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>dabbling in rumpy pumpy
>sack the ol'throbbing wobbly
>twat crumpet

jesus christ why has he written such rude things
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>>85579046
Not an option, irrelevant because British English is more prevalent variation and Australian is very similar in many regards to British English.
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>>85578941
Australian English. Could be a tad biased.
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>>85579141
He is American :-)
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What's better?
European Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese?
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>>85579101
>American
>liter
Don't you mean nautical dram or a long troy hogshead?
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>>85579178
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>>85579366
That really depends.
EU Portuguese sounds more stern, serious and somewhat more "sophisticated".

Brazilian Portuguese is singy-songy, most people say it sounds more pleasant to the ears and that it sounds like an actual romance language, whereas EU PT sounds somewhat slavic.

Take your pick.
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>>85579366
>>85579503
Forgot to mention

IMO - EU PT is better in written form, whereas BR PT is better when spoken.

Just my preference anyway.
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>>85579429
pls stop
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>>85579066
All of the countries have some regional accents that are difficult for other regions to understand.
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>>85579651
so what's considered the "standard" American accent?

something from Chicago or New York?
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>>85578941
American English.
The only British English that's good is received pronunctuation, which is fake English designed purely for the sake of sounding fancy. If you want to hear real British English, talk to a chav and reel in disgust.
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>>85579729
>so what's considered the "standard" American accent?
Ohio supposedly.
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>>85578941
I learned to speak English the British way first, made real effort to speak properly as well, but after years of that I switched to General American, because I found thay British accents attract too much undeserved attention in some countries, and it's super annoying

Just pay attention to what I'm saying, not how I'm saying it, reee
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>>85579429
Our soda is in 2L bottles
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5YKLxWRXo4
>british ((((english))))
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>>85578941
American English because it suits German accents better and is heavily influenced by German speakers
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>>85579101
British is closer to the original language these words come from (french) so I pick British
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>>85580095
>I found thay British accents attract too much undeserved attention in some countries, and it's super annoying

what did you mean by this?
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>>85579178
Australian English is just South East English. I know this because everyone thinks I'm Australian, even an Australian I met in America.
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>>85580462
No such thing as South East England. There is Southern England which is London.
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>>85580601
London is as English as Pakistan. The home counties are the real England
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>>85580462
what do you think of "Canadian English"?
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>>85579101
>>85580362
American English is more rational though. Just look at the lower paragraphs of -er vs -re words. Yes, it's spelled "centre" in French, but the French actually pronounce it that way. The British write it "-re" but pronounce it "-er" while the Americans both write and pronounce "-er". Ortography should be rational and conform to the language's linguistic and pronunctuation rules. English is already weak in that regard, but British English doubly so.
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>>85580803
I don't disagree.
Which is why I said I prefer American spelling.

I merely pointed out the fact that TO ME, British English sounds more ''pompous'' in a good way.
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>>85580802
It's very American but with lots of British flavour so I quite like it. I wish it was how Americans spoke and wrote.
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>>85580409
People either thought that I was "cool" for speaking like a Brit, or that I was being pretentious or condescending. Also my sister bullied me, because to her ear English accents just sound very gay.

But I just learned it that way, I watched a lot of British TV at the time, etc.
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>>85580975
Don't let uncultured swine deter you, good sir.
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>>85581016
>good sir
>>>/reddit/
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Unironically voted for American English, stay cucked bongs
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>>85578941
Australian
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>>85581159
I was teasing you twat
>>85581244
Only the Frenchmen would pick the accent that purposely removed all French influence.
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>>85581244
>implying not burger in France

>>85580975
I did notice that some people think you are ''pretentious'' when you speak with a Brit accent. I wonder why that is. Maybe it's because I'm not a native speaker? I wonder if this happen to native speakers too.
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American English is cooler because Americans go to space and do other cool things like that
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>>85581477
The only reason America went to space is because they stole Rocket Scientists from National Socialist Germany.
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>>85578941
>British English
stop this meme, there's no such thing as a universal "British" accent
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>>85581303
>a litre of semen
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>>85581509
These equally no such thing as American English, you plonker. He's referring to the prestige dialect of both countries.
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>>85581477
And they say cool stuff like "two minutes to launch", "tee minus ten seconds", or "may day may day", and they say it in a cool voice and wear cool sunglasses
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>>85581542
there is in fact a generic american accent, it's why 90% of yanks say stupid shit like "i dont have an accent"
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>>85580803
I never understood why Americans use the French pronunciation for certain words i.e. fillet becomes fillay and why they call their main courses entrees. Probably other examples but I'm hungry right now.
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>>85581601
>i dont have an accent
why are yanks so retarded
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>>85580044
ah yes i'm sure the lower class in your cunt don't sound brash at all
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>>85581786
No, in the Netherlands they all sound fucking awful.
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>>85581786
>>85581917
they sound like yanks with lisps when they speak english anyway
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>>85581570
I mean, no Brit would've ever thought of saying anything nearly as cool as "that's one small step for a man, one giant step for mankind", instead the Brit would say something gay and self-conscious like "Blimey, I'm on the moon, haha"
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>>85582023
A dutchman would probably say some dumb shit in his gay German dialect.
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>>85578941
Canadian is unironically the best of both worlds and is the superior English.
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>>85582023
That's a actually a sound argument
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>>85582104
>"That's one small step for a man, one giant step for peoplekind"
Y-yeah, true
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>>85582023
>>85582111
except he fucked up and said "that's one small step FOR MAN, one giant step for mankind"
which nullifies the meaning of the statement
also brits are masters of prose how ignorant can you be?
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>>85582200
Whatever you say b*Ng
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>>85579178
this
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>>85579729
All of them are unique in their own way, but it's a very subtle thing, unless you're from the south or the New England states . In St Louis, for example, you'll find that some of us have a really weird accent. For example, words such as Interstate forty-four is sometimes pronounced as "farty-far" and wash is pronounced as "warsh". This is less common for those who live outside of the city. In southern Missouri, you're going to notice more of a southern accent since we're next to Arkansas.

TL;DR: My state has about 3 accents
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>>85582370
>"farty-far"
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>>85582370
>farty far
>warsh
southern poof
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>>85578941
I prefer my own broken English, in which I can talk to my int mates, thank you.
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>>85582152
Yes, because Trudeau's shitty recent joke is a good example of a dialect that has been forming for 400 years.
Canadian is better because it does things like take into account the origins of words. Rather than spell something with an "ize" or "ise" at almost random in the American and Brit fashion we consider the root. Words with a Greek etymology end in "ize" since it's closer to the Greek izo. Those from French an "ise" for the Latin root. Canadian English is usually better planned like this. Pronunciation usually follows as well.
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>>85578941
British sounds retarded. (like if it was spoken by pink cucks)
American all the way fuck yeah
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>>85582467
>Trudeau's shitty recent joke
it's a good excuse to get offended at "muh pc gone mad" though
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>>85582200
You still need balls to say something sincere like that

There's no sincerity in the way Brits use language, both historically and today, although today it's more of a global epidemic
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>>85578941
>study britbong proper accent
>finally speak to someone using it
>nobody can understand you
>switch back to typical eastern yuro english with a rolling R
>everyone can understand you
I never thought I'll ever regret education.
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Received Pronunciation is the only English accent that should be legal.
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>>85582648
that pic is in France though.
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>>85582728
>There's no sincerity in the way Brits use language, both historically and today, although today it's more of a global epidemic
pretentious horseshit.
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>>85582679
I hate that man so much




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