Let the battle begin. . S: English (Traditional) Ill. ) English (Simplified) allanon: dnotive: Shim going down like its 1776 116,. That is actually kind of the point, Noah Webster purposely spelled many words more to how they sound like fetus, instead of foetus, color instead of colour etc. america England
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User avatar #16 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/07/2014) [-]
That is actually kind of the point, Noah Webster purposely spelled many words more to how they sound like fetus, instead of foetus, color instead of colour etc. He said he wanted "to rescue "our native tongue" from "the clamour of pedantry" that surrounded English grammar and pronunciation." He set about to actually create a more distinct language from the traditional English to give Americans a sense of unity through a unique language, adding words like skunk and squash. So yeah, this is true in a lot of ways, and is not necessarily just poking fun at Americans.
User avatar #173 to #16 - thornberry (03/08/2014) [-]
oh.
User avatar #20 to #16 - hellomynameisbill (03/07/2014) [-]
Zee<Zed
User avatar #28 to #20 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/07/2014) [-]
U havin' a giggle m8?
User avatar #29 to #28 - hellomynameisbill (03/07/2014) [-]
U fk'n rite I em
User avatar #30 to #29 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/07/2014) [-]
ill fkkn rek u m8 1v1 me irl
User avatar #32 to #30 - hellomynameisbill (03/07/2014) [-]
I'm sorry about angering you, I just assumed that comment #28 was a friendly gesture.
User avatar #33 to #32 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/07/2014) [-]
Lol it was, chav speak is just too fun
#52 to #33 - moltendaniel (03/08/2014) [-]
come over here to England and have to listen to it all the ******* time...then tell me its fun. It may be fun to type out but when you hear it all the damn time, it is ear sandpaper. it grates on your ******* nerves, so when you hear it so often that whenever someone types it or texts I can hear it in my head.......it sends shivers down my spine. if you are already in England then I have 1 thing to say....why are you subjecting others to this torture?
#54 to #52 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
It is only funny to me because I do not have to listen to it daily.
#56 to #54 - moltendaniel (03/08/2014) [-]
it does suck to be me...that and in the next 2 weeks I will be starting a job in the retail industry.....in one of the most common supermarkets in the country....in a mostly chav or foreign speaking large town/small city.......right near kfc, pizza hut, McDonalds and Halfords where they all hang out.....kill me now please
User avatar #119 to #56 - supercookieduster ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
oh god that's rough. get yourself into a commercial job. you need some actual skill and u gotta work hard but its worth it. skill set man, helps you a lot.
gotta keep going, from an American sob
#72 to #54 - solarknight ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
is that a diaper?
User avatar #73 to #72 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
yep
#74 to #73 - solarknight ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
next question.
who is that?
User avatar #83 to #74 - LifeIsADisease ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
He is your future
User avatar #64 to #16 - istoleyoursoxs (03/08/2014) [-]
and that asshole STILL didnt spell knife, know and all those other K words without the ******* K
User avatar #147 to #64 - capinsquiggles (03/08/2014) [-]
Back in the day all those K words were pronounced with their K's, as weird as that sounds to us now.
#211 to #147 - anon (03/08/2014) [-]
Knife comes from the old Norse word knif, and they pronounced it with the K as you say. The vikings introduced a lot of words to the English language.
#3 - imalamp (03/07/2014) [-]
As long as you can be understood, it doesn't matter.

די צישפּייַז האט שוין גענומען
User avatar #5 to #3 - sicanoctum (03/07/2014) [-]
Wise words. What does the eye say ?
#37 to #22 - sicanoctum (03/07/2014) [-]
In that case even wiser words
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User avatar #212 to #3 - zahnrad (03/08/2014) [-]
Then we get grammar nazis

I'm just sayian
#105 to #3 - worried (03/08/2014) [-]
hey look guys..... its the yiddish master bait er
#4 to #3 - ninjamyles **User deleted account** (03/07/2014) [-]
sorry but i couldn't help myself
im not actually sorry.
User avatar #80 to #4 - cazabrow (03/08/2014) [-]
Jeez man, put that last sentence in a spoiler next time would ya? you ruined it for me.
User avatar #183 to #172 - datsheriff ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
Heh.

The Korean flag.
User avatar #180 to #172 - givememoarpony (03/08/2014) [-]
"very nazi much hitlerious such jews wow"
-funnyjunk
User avatar #176 to #172 - onderdonk (03/08/2014) [-]
The French flag....oh god that's too awesome.
User avatar #215 to #182 - icameforthepron (03/08/2014) [-]
hitlerious
User avatar #175 to #172 - feelythefeel (03/08/2014) [-]
Replace Russia with the USSR flag and Sweden with the rainbow flag and you're about done there.
#67 - icametocomment (03/08/2014) [-]
I'll go get the rooty-tooty-point-n-shooties!
I'll go get the rooty-tooty-point-n-shooties!
User avatar #78 to #67 - TheMasterBaconator (03/08/2014) [-]
BRIAN REAGAN!!! YES!!
#21 - odinshomeboy (03/07/2014) [-]
They're just upset because they sound like North American English when they sing.
They're just upset because they sound like North American English when they sing.
User avatar #31 to #21 - zomitlu ONLINE (03/07/2014) [-]
Most english singers I know of sound completely different to american singers

You can hear the english accents in their singing, for example coldplay
#34 to #31 - odinshomeboy (03/07/2014) [-]
Coldplay sounds normal  and then they stop singing
Coldplay sounds normal and then they stop singing
User avatar #44 to #34 - Zydratejunkie (03/08/2014) [-]
Or maybe it's merely that you sing with a British accent.
User avatar #58 to #57 - Zydratejunkie (03/08/2014) [-]
I think every English speaking person does.
#10 - anon (03/07/2014) [-]
Well, American English is actually simplified... ex: England spells colour, America spells Color.

We use less pointless vowels.
#196 to #10 - comehonorfacetwice (03/08/2014) [-]
Since we're on the topic of grammar, the word is fewer. We use fewer pointless vowels.
#208 to #10 - greensky (03/08/2014) [-]
keep telling yourself that xD
User avatar #150 to #10 - blitzzomsu (03/08/2014) [-]
I've never met anyone pronounce colour/color as "col-or" it's always said "col-our"
User avatar #85 to #10 - catpisseverdeen ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
If Mark Twain had his way, we'd be spelling things like psychotic, physical, pneumonia as sycotic, fisical, and newmonia.
#36 to #10 - bondofsnow (03/07/2014) [-]
Do you mean like how Englishmen say rooty tooty point-n-shooty and Americans say gun?
#17 to #10 - meringueluka (03/07/2014) [-]
yes, but we get more point in scrabble so ha!
yes, but we get more point in scrabble so ha!
User avatar #128 to #17 - StickyTissueLoLz ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
manpointinghisfingerupasthoughhewereabouttoargue,thenputtingfingerbackdownrealiz ingthatotherpersonisrightandhasagoodpointthatcannotbearguedwith.jpg

#133 to #128 - indonesia (03/08/2014) [-]
specific enough
User avatar #134 to #133 - StickyTissueLoLz ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
Meh, I think I prefer my version more.
#135 to #134 - indonesia (03/08/2014) [-]
I prefer this one
User avatar #166 to #128 - albertjester ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
aye that thing is retardedly hard to find unless someone's posted it.
#87 - enclavexremnant (03/08/2014) [-]
Da fak you just say to me ya blamey cuntface you? I bob ur mum in the globber...
User avatar #162 to #87 - thewaronbeingcool (03/08/2014) [-]
wot the fok did ye just say 2 me m8? i dropped out of newcastle primary skool im the sickest bloke ull ever meet & ive nicked ova 300 chocolate globbernaughts frum tha corner shop. im trained in street fitin' & im the strongest foker in tha entire newcastle gym. yer nothin to me but a cheeky lil bellend w/ a fit mum & fakebling. ill waste u and smash a fokin bottle oer yer head bruv, i swer 2 christ. ya think u can fokin run ya gabber at me whilst sittin on yer arse behind a lil screen? think again wanka. im callin me homeboys rite now preparin for a proper scrap. A roomble thatll make ur nan sore jus hearin about it. yer a waste bruv. me crew be all over tha place & ill beat ya to a proper fokin pulp with me fists wanka. if i aint satisfied w/ that ill borrow me m8s cricket paddle & see if that gets u the fok out o' newcastle ya daft kunt. if ye had seen this bloody fokin mess commin ye might a' kept ya gabber from runnin. but it seems yea stupid lil twat, innit? ima ***** fury & ull drown in it m8. ur ina proper mess knob.
#156 to #87 - colincub (03/08/2014) [-]
"bob ur mum in the globber"
User avatar #91 to #90 - redzeopoweranger ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
thx for bigger one, couldnt find it on google
#93 to #91 - carbohydrates (03/08/2014) [-]
I didn't find it, I'm just pretty good with chopping up pictures in Paint.
User avatar #94 to #93 - redzeopoweranger ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
i figured
#95 to #94 - carbohydrates (03/08/2014) [-]
Discovered my secrets, eh?   
Well then, have this.
Discovered my secrets, eh?
Well then, have this.
User avatar #96 to #95 - redzeopoweranger ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
well it had the same text on it
#81 - include (03/08/2014) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #160 to #81 - givememoarpony (03/08/2014) [-]
eenglesh moffogga, djoo spayk et?
#108 - imagebandetector (03/08/2014) [-]
Don't see what's so insulting about having a more simplified language, it's not like American English is composed of freedom grunts, broken caveman sentences, and drooling. It just means it's slightly easier to say, spell, and learn with the same intention. Simplicity ≠ stupidity.
#114 to #108 - selfrazedzealot (03/08/2014) [-]
then maybe shots are fired at traditional English but were all so damn conditioned...
User avatar #112 to #108 - justinsane (03/08/2014) [-]
Its not simplicity. Its efficiency
#115 to #112 - imagebandetector (03/08/2014) [-]
In many cases, simplicity can increase efficiency.
User avatar #159 to #115 - givememoarpony (03/08/2014) [-]
but when simplicity becomes the focus, it does decrease efficiency.
User avatar #197 to #159 - xxbandwagonxx (03/08/2014) [-]
No, it rarely ever does that.
This is why electric motors are so much more efficient than gas motors, they're simpler.
User avatar #226 to #197 - givememoarpony (03/08/2014) [-]
too often are things simplified to such a great extent that they cannot do anything.
User avatar #118 to #108 - overlordnick ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
> it's not like American English is composed of freedom grunts

i'm pretty sure it is
#190 to #118 - schneidend (03/08/2014) [-]
I can confirm. I am free.
I can confirm. I am free.
User avatar #178 - xenoquack (03/08/2014) [-]
It's funny because it's true.
#174 - damrod (03/08/2014) [-]
Dream Theatre = Traditional
Dream Theater = Simplified
#66 - acedamon (03/08/2014) [-]
I'm American and I gotta say...this is so stupid. Both for Americans who may actually get insulted over this, and Brits thinking this is something to hold over us. Our version of English is simplified. It isn't an insult or anything, it is a matter of concept. Us using the spelling 'color' over 'colour' simplifies the word, but it is still the same word.
#140 to #66 - anon (03/08/2014) [-]
I think it's a joke.
User avatar #69 to #41 - theonlybatman (03/08/2014) [-]
God damn it I wanted to post that! Ah, have my thumb anyways.
User avatar #82 - spamalope (03/08/2014) [-]
Correct, English in America is simplified. I don't see why this is a big deal.
#88 to #82 - slysixtyfourwii (03/08/2014) [-]
I'm an American and I agree. My little sister always asked me "Why do British people say stuff wrong?" and I explained to her that we were actually the ones misprouncing/simplifing the words.
#89 to #88 - sacrilegious (03/08/2014) [-]
We are? Like what?
#92 to #89 - slysixtyfourwii (03/08/2014) [-]
Well... Wasn't it the English who developed the English language? So they're obviously putting the right accent on words and using the right words to describe things. We (the Americans) are saying it the simplified way.
#97 to #92 - sacrilegious (03/08/2014) [-]
Well... what have we been speaking this whole time then?

This is a terrible misconception that I really hate. English exists as a spectrum, a language is developed by all its speakers, not just the ones that "developed it

American English isn't wrong or simplified, it's just different.
User avatar #99 to #97 - redrex ONLINE (03/08/2014) [-]
they're different dialects, i guess you can call it
#100 to #97 - slysixtyfourwii (03/08/2014) [-]
I guess. Yeah, you're right. I was just trying to say that if there was anyone to accuse of "saying it weird/simplified" it would be us Americans. But you actually gave a valid explanation. Thank you, sir.
#101 to #100 - sacrilegious (03/08/2014) [-]
There seems to be a lot of English self-hate recently, and I don't know why, English is quite the language. I like it, it's quirky.

If you want to be technical, you could argue American English is closer to British English in the 1700s. There was an odd happening where colonists tried to speak the dialect they thought was "right," and were held back as British English evolved on its own. Factor in Received Pronunciation, and you get a British English that is much different than what someone might think of as proper.

Please don't tell your sister the way she's speaking is wrong!
Unless she does silly things like say "your welcome" or **** like that.
#102 to #101 - slysixtyfourwii (03/08/2014) [-]
Got it. Thanks bro.
#177 to #92 - anon (03/08/2014) [-]
Actually most historians agree that American english is closer to the original language than English spoken in England because England had heavy german influence for centuries. However England still spells the words closer to the original language than the US.
User avatar #194 to #177 - xxbandwagonxx (03/08/2014) [-]
Yeah funny enough my high school German teacher said the same thing.
Basically we solidified how we spoke and the British kept changing.
What makes this theory funny is that every single movie based on the revolution ect has the wrong accent.
#127 to #92 - anon (03/08/2014) [-]
I've heard the English accent as we know it is newer than the revolutionary war. The r's and such came from a desire for a more distinguished voice.
#199 - chinosquad (03/08/2014) [-]
Comment Picture
#186 - sienimies (03/08/2014) [-]
Aww yeah ************ Dream theater
User avatar #184 - sweepcat (03/08/2014) [-]
****** pistol poppin like its 1999
A$AP ROCKY - r-Cali (Y)
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