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Happy Birthday Joe!

Discussion in 'Birthday Wishes' started by Bitis Gabonica, Mar 23, 2005.

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  1. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    LOL! Maybe we all need to get together and come up with an english to english dictionary! :p
     
  2. Joe

    Joe Elite Member

    lol don't you mean correct English to American English :D
     
  3. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Now now don't start that argument again.. Dom will join in and start talking about the monarchy! :D
     
  4. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello,
    Happy Birthday Joe! I hope you have a good one!

    Also, we really don't want to start discussing the 2 englishes. After all, last I checked, more countries in the world use the American English as a second language opposed to those that use Englands English. (When adapting a second language, do ANY other countries use your english, or do they too find it confusing? lol)
     
  5. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Happy Birthday Joe...this has become an interesting thread....LOL....cracks me up...but enjoy your day anyways...Lyn
     
  6. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Ah Rich, that's because those countries are just as stupid as you lot when it comes to language! :p Now, I won't say it again.. we "invented" the language!! :D Hehe ok that's it, no more or battle of the US vs UK language wars will begin again :D
     
  7. Joe

    Joe Elite Member

    Cheers guys!

    You said it in three words Rich....the two englishes, surely by literal definition english has only one correct form, that being the one from England, otherwise it would be referred to as American would it not?

    After all it is not my fault that the rest of the world choses the easier, by that I mean the butchered version of our languge :) to learn as a second language, we can not expect everyone to be as intellectual as us English now can we?? :D Or could it be due to the fact that like us English during the Victorian era, America under George Bush is stating his own empire and thus the American English is now being taught in countries under American rule...sorry occupancy (see you can use the languge when you try :D) :D :D

    (This is a joke and is meant in that way if anyone feels it isn't then feel free to remove it)
     
  8. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    LOL :D Couldn't have said it better ;)
     
  9. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    English-English

    British/American:

    purse/wallet
    handbag/purse
    underground/subway
    subway/underground walkway or passage
    pants/underwear
    trousers/pants

    Now what's so confusing about that?!?! (And that's only the smallest fraction of the differences.)
     
  10. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    Happy Birthday Joe. After all that the only important thing I got out of it was that a pub is a bar!!! Have a great day.
     
  11. Joe

    Joe Elite Member

    Thanks Jay

    Aah but Jay my friend a Pub is so much more than a bar.....
     
  12. smallgrayfox

    smallgrayfox Contributing Member

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOE! 23...wow, I was 23 once...a very long time ago :eek:

    Blancmange
    Pronunciation: bl&-'mänj, -'mänzh
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English blancmanger, from Middle French blanc manger, literally, white eating
    : a usually sweetened and flavored dessert made from gelatinous or starchy ingredients and milk

    My friend in Compeigne mentioned this dessert once... :)
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Now THAT I will give you!
    Joe anyone that has been around here any length of time should realize that there is a lot of good natured ribbing goes on, from both sides of the ocean!
    We are all friends and family here which leaves a bit of leeway for some teasing.

    Even if you guys do talk funny! :p
     
  14. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Pub/bar = mmmm! :p

    There you go Merlin - the definition of blacmange; it's really horrible IMO, kind of like a mix between cold set custard and jelly (our jelly!) :p

    Ah now,. Andrea.. we use purse and wallet - a purse is a female's money keeping accessory, a wallet is the male version,. but the American purse is our handbag! Hahaha confused you all now haven't i!! :D
     
  15. smallgrayfox

    smallgrayfox Contributing Member

    I'd give anything to get to go to a real pub! We don't have anything that qualifies around here...*sigh*
     
  16. Jem_Scout

    Jem_Scout Elite Member

    I'm just not ready for you guys today! LOL :p
    I've had a migraine for 3 days now....maybe this is why, all your language barriers confuse me! :eek:

    Have a great Birthday Joe! I hope you get a hunk of coal for a present! lol
     
  17. Joe

    Joe Elite Member

    WE talk funny!!! I feel you are gravely mistaken my good man...take Iraq for instance....since when is it pronounced Eye-Rack???

    The beauty of England...there are about 30, but 1 really good one within 5 minutes walk from where I work :)

    No No No No, this is where you are wrong...it is your language barriers that get in the way :D
     
  18. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    have a wonderful b day! :)
     
  19. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    You know....I had my first child at 23....almost 19 yrs ago....wow....I dont believe in barriers actually....we just use different "terms"...thats all LOL....Lyn
     
  20. Ace

    Ace Elite Member

    hey!

    Happy birthday Joe! :D
     
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