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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2016 5:18 a.m. PST

… to all the threads that start with subjects highlighting some difference between modern British and American versions of the English language and eventually lead to disparaging remarks, name calling, fights and occasionally, Hitler references:

Recommended – Add a TMP Board, "Humour".

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2016 5:34 a.m. PST

You mean 'Humor'.

I would call it 'Babel'.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member08 Apr 2016 6:01 a.m. PST

<outrageous French accent>
We already got one!
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</outrageous French accent>

Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2016 8:10 a.m. PST

Or we could call it, "Things that some will find funny, others will find offensive, and some will not understand".

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member08 Apr 2016 9:55 a.m. PST

I'm going to put on my armour, sit back and watch what happens.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2016 10:18 a.m. PST

Or we could call it, "Things that some will find funny, others will find offensive, and some will not understand".

I would vote for that

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2016 11:00 a.m. PST

The Brits tabled such a proposal before, but it was tabled by the Americans*. That's why it's best never to use nouns as verbs.

Ron

* Or was it the other way [a]round?

Choctaw08 Apr 2016 11:57 a.m. PST

Or we could call it, "Things that some will find funny, others will find offensive, and some will not understand".

Huh?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Apr 2016 5:30 a.m. PST

The Brits tabled such a proposal before, but it was tabled by the Americans

I was not aware of this difference in terminology. I am trying to think if I ever asked someone in a multinational meeting if we could "table" that issue?

Last Hussar09 Apr 2016 8:35 a.m. PST

It's very simple, in any difference in English, the English one is correct.

I mean, the clue's in the name, init?

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2016 12:04 p.m. PST

The irony is that a lot of modern British usage has come from American English anyway!

The internet seems to be blurring the differences in the other direction. Americans seem to be picking up a much greater understanding of British slang…

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2016 1:48 p.m. PST

a lot of modern British usage has come from American English

I would attribute this to sheer volume of production and distribution of material in American English(es). Quantity has a quality of it own, no?

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