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03-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
Damn, you beat me to this post. I saw Mr Smartypants' ramblings and was eager to get home to post what you just did. It's pretty sad when people don't have anything of value to add and just resort to nitpicking grammar, and even more sad when they can't get it right.
Well, at least some of those people are consistent.

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Interesting...

From the link provided:

"Very few Americans would say the herd were thirsty."

Actually, I would suspect if someone in North America used that phrase they would be regarded as a little strange.

I had no idea that "British" English has a different view on this subject. I guess I should have been suspicious based on their boots and lorries and such.

As to pingflood's comment: "It's pretty sad when people don't have anything of value to add" , I wonder if he/she/it considers this post to be of value - "True but he's still a troll."

Some eagles just flew by, so I'm off to do some photography!
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re:

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From the link provided:

"Very few Americans would say the herd were thirsty."

Actually, I would suspect if someone in North America used that phrase they would be regarded as a little strange.

I had no idea that "British" English has a different view on this subject. I guess I should have been suspicious based on their boots and lorries and such.

As to pingflood's comment: "It's pretty sad when people don't have anything of value to add" , I wonder if he/she/it considers this post to be of value - "True but he's still a troll."

Some eagles just flew by, so I'm off to do some photography!
I took the liberty of replying to Tom so that *Steve can read his reply.
03-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #34
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Three cheers for British English! Turning photography forums into grammar wars! Since 2009.

Hip hip hurrah?

PS: colour.

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. . .

PS: colour.
You better put on your suit of armor . . . if you are going to spell color that way . . .
03-06-2009, 05:32 PM   #36
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Neither the Queen's or American is correct English. All versions of English is the result of the language going to the peasants. English is a bastard language anyway.
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Neither the Queen's or American is correct English. All versions of English is the result of the language going to the peasants. English is a bastard language anyway.
English originated in what is today known as the UK, so it's only fair to assume that this is where "correct" English came from.
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You better put on your suit of armor . . . if you are going to spell color that way . . .
You mean, armour?

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You better put on your suit of armor . . . if you are going to spell color that way . . .
colour! Let the flaming begin? I've studied English since the age of 5. British. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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English originated in what is today known as the UK, so it's only fair to assume that this is where "correct" English came from.
Dan, English has been an evolutionary language and changed several times; English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I have nothing to add except (dawning his silver coloured suit of armour while typing);
Zed. Not zee
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where did I put those orange colored armor piercing rounds . . .
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We do have Armour in the States . . .





This, on the other hand, is armor:






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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
We do have Armour in the States . . .





This, on the other hand, is armor:






Now that made me laugh. Thanks, Blue. Good way to start a Monday.
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FYI, Wikipedia has an article on Armour, and it redirects all queries for "armor" to that article.

EDIT: It appears we've hijacked lol101's thread and turned it into a language debate.


Grammer natzees we r.
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