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Post by Al. » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:18 pm

Snowy wrote:
Spartan_coder wrote:
Snowy wrote:after passing the test a second time, I also scored 20/20 :wink:
Just like a Canadian... if at first you don't succeed...cheat. :wink:

If I uderstand this, your wife cheated you? ... or she will soon? :mrgreen:
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Post by Snowy » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:44 pm

Al. wrote: oooh, play fair Snowster
he he! it's just that his wife is Canadian 8) ... really!

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Post by swright » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:08 pm

20/20 for me too.

Couldn't get the damn page to open until this morning.
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Post by Spartan_coder » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:45 pm

Snowy wrote:If I uderstand this, your wife cheated you? ... or she will soon? :mrgreen:
No. She knows how to pick a winner. That's also why she became a naturalized citizen in June.
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Post by VLozano » Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:43 am

Spartan_coder wrote:She knows how to pick a winner.
And why she didn't?
All women know how to pick a winner... but a lot of them (like my wife) simply don't... not sure why, but I'll never understand women.
That's also why she became a naturalized citizen in June.
Just a grammar/vocabulary basic question... what's a naturalized citizen? Sounds really weird. If it means what I believe (she was canadian and she will get the US nationality), what are canadian (or german) people living in the US without the nationality? Unnatural people?

Take note this post is not a political one... just a bit of fun from S_C and a curious question from a non-english native.
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Post by Tanuj » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:02 am

20/20 -- although a couple of lucky guesses.

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Post by BlueVictory » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:07 am

If everyone spoke English I'm sure the world would be a more peaceful place.......After all when was the last time that two English-speaking countries went to war ?
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Post by VLozano » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:21 am

BlueVictory wrote:If everyone spoke English I'm sure the world would be a more peaceful place.......After all when was the last time that two English-speaking countries went to war ?
I hear an urban legend who says never two countries with a McDonald's partners have had a war too...
And my though here... do you think US-english is true english? When I was playing using TeamSpeak with some US friends, I was never able to catch more than two words per sentence. And normally those words started by "fu" ... I think it's all that chewing gum...
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18/20

Post by srmguru » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:14 am

Missed the similie/metaphor question, and I think the spelling is British, not American English...!
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Post by r-type » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:40 am

srmguru wrote:and I think the spelling is British, not American English...!
There is no such language as British!! :wink:
In Britain, we have Welsh and Irish as well as English. I am also confident that Scotland have their own language too :?:

Lots of countries speak English, and their native tounge has turned it into a goegraphical version of English which is by no means incorrect. But, remember where it came from!!! :lol: :lol: :wink: :D
It's strange, isn't it. You stand in the middle of a library and go 'Aaaaaaagghhhh' and everyone just stares at you.
But you do the same thing on an aeroplane, and everyone joins in!
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Post by BlueVictory » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:05 am

There is no such language as British!!
There's British spelling of English words though...The Welsh, Irish, Scottish and English all spell English words the same way. Just thought I'd add to the confusion...
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British - yes indeed!

Post by srmguru » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:32 am

here are some british words I've never encountered in the Americas

boozer: pub / bar
cheeky: smiley / greedy / hungry
full bush: mature, ripe
go to me julie: sleep
is wicked: rocks
Jackie Chan: God, Jesus

British:

In da norf and in da souf of britian there is a distinct lingo. For real. Whun bangin about wimin, grub, or fast autos. Innit. Then we go to the boozer to talk with some birds and then go to me julie.
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Post by BlueVictory » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:42 am

'Gay' is an interesting example. In British slang it now seems to mean 'Sad' as in 'pathetic, not cool' not sorrowful. Here's some more British slang for prospective tourists :-
http://website.lineone.net/~eshp/slang.htm
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Post by r-type » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:43 am

srmguru wrote:In da norf and in da souf of britian there is a distinct lingo. For real. Whun bangin about wimin, grub, or fast autos. Innit. Then we go to the boozer to talk with some birds and then go to me julie.
This is from a part of Britain called CHAV!!!
It's strange, isn't it. You stand in the middle of a library and go 'Aaaaaaagghhhh' and everyone just stares at you.
But you do the same thing on an aeroplane, and everyone joins in!
http://www.iwillusegooglebeforeaskingdumbquestions.com/

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Post by Spartan_coder » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:34 pm

VLozano wrote:Sounds really weird. If it means what I believe (she was canadian and she will get the US nationality), what are canadian (or german) people living in the US without the nationality? Unnatural people?
Naturalized citizen... a foreign national that takes the oath of citizenship to the US. A naturalized citizen has all the rights of a citizen by birth with the exception that they cannot become President. A foreign resident (here legally) is either a legal resident or a permanent resident. If here illegally they are an illegal alien....

That's actually how my wife started out...when we crossed the border and got married....nobody asked if she was a Canuck, and we figured since we were married the paperwork would take 3-4 months. Wrong answer....12 years later she finally became a citizen. (She was only illegal for 3-4 years...but never worked during that time so it was no big deal)
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