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  #61
Сообщение 30 сен 2013, 15:48
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hebrus:
leprechaun:
Don't know, to me the British spelling looks more reasonable than the American one (we in Canada use some mixture of both - but mostly British). Spelling-schmelling... British and American are almost two different languages nowadays and the process of separation only intensifies with time.

Hey, British English doesn't only consist of the metric system... :) Do you guys really spell "colour" in Canada???


Colour, labour etc...
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Дайте северным варварам водки в постель.
И никто из них не станет желать перемен.

  #62     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 30 сен 2013, 15:54
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For our US friends... Kinbda old, but still mostly true.

John Cleese’s “Letter to America”
15-02-2008

Dear Citizens of America,

In view of your failure to elect a competent President and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy), as from Monday next.

Your new prime minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up “revocation” in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up “aluminium,” and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix “ize” will be replaced by the suffix “ise.”

3. You will learn that the suffix ‘burgh’ is pronounced ‘burra’; you may elect to spell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you find you simply can’t cope with correct pronunciation.

4. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels (look up “vocabulary”). Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like” and “you know” is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.

5. There is no such thing as “US English.” We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of “-ize.”

6. You will relearn your original national anthem, “God Save The Queen”,
but only after fully carrying out Task #1 (see above).

7. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday. November 2nd will
be a new national holiday, but to be celebrated only in England. It will be called “Come-Uppance Day.”

8. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.

9. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

10. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

11. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric immediately and without the benefit of conversion tables… Both roundabouts and metrification will help you understand the British sense of humour.

12. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling “gasoline”) – roughly $8/US per gallon. Get used to it.

13. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call french fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called “crisps.” Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with malt vinegar.

14. Waiters and waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

15. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as “beer,” and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as “Lager.” American brands will be referred to as “Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine,” so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

16. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors as English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” was an experience akin to having one’s ear removed with a cheese grater.

17. You will cease playing American “football.” There is only one kind of proper football; you call it “soccer”. Those of you brave enough, in time, will be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American “football”, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a
bunch of Jessies – English slang for “Big Girls Blouse”).

18. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the “World Series” for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable and forgiven.

19. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.

20. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due, backdated to 1776.

Thank you for your co-operation.
John Cleese
А в хорошей империи нет новостей.
Дайте северным варварам водки в постель.
И никто из них не станет желать перемен.

  #63     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 30 сен 2013, 22:14
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21. You'll learn who Chancellor of the Exchequer is.
22. The word "shall" will regain it's proper place in everyday vocabulary.

Epilogue: He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.
Ой, да не дурите голову!

  #64     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 04 окт 2013, 07:21
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Nick:
google translate

Yes. I'm checking phrase with google translate. otherwise phrase will be even worse.

  #65     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 04 окт 2013, 20:30
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So, what else is gucci, my niggz?

  #66     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 04 окт 2013, 20:31
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leprechaun:
21. You'll learn who Chancellor of the Exchequer is.
22. The word "shall" will regain it's proper place in everyday vocabulary.

Epilogue: He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.

They could also mention the word "acquaint" - which drives me nuts, but the British people seem to actually use it on everyday basis.

  #67     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 09 апр 2014, 23:43
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i don't know about than writing. i will telling how cooking potatoes puree. A few peeled potatoes cooking in water 30 minutes. Add milk to potatoes and mix up their.
Unreal. I wrote this in 30 minutes. Might be cooking potatoes puree.


I don't know what write. I tell how to make potato puree. Wash and prepare the potato. Next cook potato in water about 30 minute. Add some milk to potato and mixes up it. I write this text about 30 minutes again. I would can make puree.

  #68     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 10 апр 2014, 10:33
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I don't know what write. I tell how to make potato puree. Wash and prepare the potato. Next cook potato in water about 30 minute. Add some milk to potato and mixes up it. I write this text about 30 minutes again. I would can make puree.


I don't know what TO write. I can tell how to make a mashed potato. Wash and peel the potato. Next, boil it in water about 20 minutes. Add some milk and butter and smash the potato...

  #69     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 10 апр 2014, 12:37
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you can omit butter. or milk :)

Well, doesn't actually matter.

I'd like to ask why the majority of Canadian food is so freaking flavorless?! Especially semi manufactures like pasta with meat (pelmeni), chicken nuggets, etc... Is it only about me, or you've noticed this as well?

  #70     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 10 апр 2014, 13:05
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Adding your own spices and/or sauces will do the trick. :)

  #71     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 10 апр 2014, 13:28
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nope. The problem is the taste of the filler. Adding spices and stuff will affect the external part, whereas I mean the internal one, you know? Meat inside the pasta is tasteless. When I cooked the analogue back home I could feel the taste of meat well enough to enjoy :). However, canadian manufactured meat is tasteless.

Actually, I think they remove some elements from meat in order to... to do what? To make it safer? To force it maintain its "freshness". I don't know...

  #72     Only English in this topic!
Сообщение 10 апр 2014, 14:22
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Dunno... I don't eat processed meat at all...


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