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#56 - anon
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(05/01/2012) [-]
American is not a language
#494 to #56 - smercenary
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(05/01/2012) [-]
God, no wonder this website hates america.
#467 to #56 - yettinarch
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(05/01/2012) [-]
it's going by country... not language....
it's going by country... not language....
#254 to #56 - ecstaticpants
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(05/01/2012) [-]
It didn't say American, it said USA, meaning what they call the month in the country of the USA, for example British says Chips but USA says fries, that's how the author meant it...
#350 to #254 - MonkeyLaffs
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(05/01/2012) [-]
We actually use 'fries' for the thin and crispy ones, like the ones McDonald's serves, but call chunky, mainly potato ones 'chips'.

But yeah, we always call what you call 'chips' crisps.
#135 to #56 - sannukas
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Who said anything about languages? These are all country's not languages.
#67 to #56 - dooduremember
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Thanks i slowly think they dont even know their own history
#482 to #67 - agitobmcfly
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(05/01/2012) [-]
>implying they have any   
>MFW
>implying they have any
>MFW
#479 to #67 - anon
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(05/01/2012) [-]
I know that we kicked Britain's ass.
#59 to #56 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Well it can be distinguished as a very different dialect from England's English. So I think people just call it American because no official name has been giving. Much like the different dialects of Mexico and Spain. While they are both called Spanish, they are two different dialects. I hope that clears up as to why people call it American
#362 to #59 - lordmoldywart
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(05/01/2012) [-]
I think the official name is American English
#483 to #362 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Well it's too late now. My comment has already died.
#267 to #59 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Hmmm, seems I drifted off course.
#143 to #59 - seeggul
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Never mind that the Spaniards' dialect of Spanish actually does have its own name: castellano....
#85 to #59 - anon
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(05/01/2012) [-]
By that reasoning then WE MUST GO DEEPER! Within Spanish you also have the Catalonian way of speaking Spanish and also the Basque way of speaking Spanish. What about certain words within countries, such as in Britain where Yorkshire has a load of different words to say Cornwall. Half the time I don't even know what people from Yorkshire are saying.
#154 to #85 - anon
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Dafuq? Those are separate languages with different origins.
#86 to #85 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Yea, that what's I was going for, but again, people hate opinions.
#73 to #59 - ducey
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Dialect does not equal language.
#74 to #73 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
I am aware, I was simply proposing an answer as to why people keep calling American a language. I never said it was a real language. I do, however, believe that our English Dialects are rapidly moving apart from each other.
#75 to #74 - ducey
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(05/01/2012) [-]
With the influence of both British & American media, both dialects will be similar to an extent.
#76 to #75 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Agreed, they will always be similar in roots.
#71 to #59 - ost
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(05/01/2012) [-]
But nobody speaks mexican, they all speak spanish.
#72 to #71 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
That's why I said different dialects. Doesn't anyone read anymore. Our language is different in many ways from the traditional English.
#79 to #72 - ost
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Then i don't see your point, what you wrote even contradicts the point you were making.

Mexican =spanish but they are both called spanish.
American= english and they are both called english.

What was your point?
#84 to #79 - benjaminbutton
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(05/01/2012) [-]
Well I was proposing the idea that because our dialects are moving father apart, that each dialect almost becomes a different language. While I could go to England and understand what they are saying, I feel as though somethings wouldn't fit or make sense to me. That's all.