I'm pleased somebody brought this subject up as I'm really tired of seeing Americanisms creeping into our society and diluting it to such a degree as to subjugate our own culture. There are many examples of this. Not just acronyms but expressions and words. One that erks me a lot is the use of 'ass' when the correct term in Australia at least is 'arse'. Yes, I am old, I'm Australian and I'm proud of it. BTW I don't wear NY caps.
Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 10:34 am, by: Don Bagnall(Baggs)
Mike Bradberry wrote on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 08:37 am:
One that erks me a lot is the use of 'ass' when the correct term in Australia at least is 'arse'.
One of the things I like about Dave Billings is, that he goes to the trouble of using the correct term(s) like "arse" instead of "ass", and "mate" or "mates" (instead of buddy, buds et al) where appropriate.............good form I say .
I think if "Cajun Dave" can go to the trouble of "Doing it right" on our forum, then surely it's not too much trouble for the locals to follow suit.
Then again I've been known to (deliberately) drop the odd "ass" instead of "arse"...............but I'm strange at the best of times
I've never worn baseball caps, either normally or backwards for two reasons; 1, With a build like Jabba the Hutt, I cannot play baseball , and 2, Why would I want to emulate some redneck retard hick from backwoods Kentucky who drives a clapped out Ford/Chev/Dodge pick-up, chews tobacco, spits in a cup and who's favourite saying IS; "If ya cain't, Eat it, Root it, Shoot it or Drive it, it ain't worth squat"............I mean.....Pu.leeeease, that is Soooo last century!
I don't mind Americanisms too much in OUR (NZ/OZ) society, as long as they're not bandied about ad nauseum..........I have a particular fondness for the word "Dude" or "Dudes" and see nothing odd about using it in daily chitty-chats. But as previously stated, I'm odd anyway......so there
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Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 12:22 pm, by: Mike Beck(Gold_40gt)
Quite a valid thread this. Glad to see it was brought up and what a few people have had to say.
I too can't stand a lack of effort put into writing the English language on forums, especially using that Americanised talk... It happens so easily with out even noticing it which is a shame in some ways... But the only way to work around it is to be more conscience of what your writing.
One bit of talk that gets me the most annoyed is "My 2 cents" etc.... Ahh!!!
Don Bagnall wrote on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 10:34 am:
With a build like Jabba the Hutt
HAHA - Jabba the Hutt Don.... That's a bit harsh?!