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  • ernie_lynch
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    they don’t have a chip on their shoulder

    Shouldn’t that be french fry ?

    And btw the English don’t appear to have a problem with anyone “stealing their language”, in fact I think you’ll find that the general consensus is “why isn’t everyone speaking it ?”

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Freedom fry.

    cynic-al
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    brassneck – Member
    Is now the right time to point out the so called malapropism above isn’t one

    Which one?

    Oh why not, even more so if you CBA backing it up.

    lilchris
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    Burglarize always gets my goat

    The bastard!

    Did you get it back in the end?

    clubber
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    the English don’t appear to have a problem with anyone “stealing their language”

    We don’t mind people using our language. We don’t like people messing with it (aka stealing it)…

    Freedom Fry is newspeak, not a language issue per se IMO…

    grum
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    Aren’t quite a lot of ‘Americanisms’ actually older versions of the language than the versions we use? Eg ‘ize’ endings to words.

    sbob
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    Pigface – Member

    Forsooth languages shall not change or evolve.

    Slow hand clap for the predictable stock response.

    Change and evolution are not bad things.
    Devolution is.

    Ps. took the apostrophe out for you, makes it easier to understand, which, by Jove, is the very point of language! 🙂

    ernie_lynch
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    Freedom Fry is newspeak

    What’s “newspeak” ? Spell check doesn’t recognize it…… sounds like a made up word to me.

    scuttler
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    With a name like Travis Tygartt he should be entitled to come out with made-up shit like that. If he was called Rupert Carruthers he’d of course have to be put in the stocks.

    aP
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    Well, when I was studying in the US and was required to take an English elective, the (conveniently Anglophile) Professor said that English is changing quickest at its origin point (Britain), actually. Like.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    What’s “newspeak” ?

    Ah, but that’s a word made up by someone else in a book so by using it they let everyone know they’re clever.

    Which is what I just did by pointing it out 😉

    aP
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    I thought ‘Freedom Fries’ came from the same place as ‘cheese eating surrender monkeys’?

    ernie_lynch
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    The Simpsons ?

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Aren’t quite a lot of ‘Americanisms’ actually older versions of the language than the versions we use? Eg ‘ize’ endings to words.

    Generally. TBH, I;ve seen the use of -ize drop with the rise of PC usage. As spell checkers have defaulted to one or the other, British English has slipped almost completely into -ise.

    I was at school in the 80s and 90s and -ize was still prevalent and is my default to this day.

    For the hysterical up there, try reading Bill Bryson’s book Mother Tongue. It might get you off your high horses….

    nicko74
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    they don’t have a chip on their shoulder

    now when you say ‘chip’, do you mean crisp, or freedom fry?

    It matters!

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