Americans: ruining the English language since 1776

#1
On another thread I noticed in a US news report the word 'terroristic' was used, which makes my blood boil!

Why do Americans add extra bits to the end of words, say "I could care less" instead of couldn't, and pronounce nuclear "nucular"?

Any other examples of this? Does it bother you or am I just being pedantic?

P.s. There's a prize for the first reply of "I could/n't care less"
 
#2
On another thread I noticed in a US news report the word 'terroristic' was used, which makes my blood boil!

Why do Americans add extra bits to the end of words, say "I could care less" instead of couldn't, and pronounce nuclear "nucular"?

Any other examples of this? Does it bother you or am I just being pedantic?

P.s. There's a prize for the first reply of "I could/n't care less"
I couldn't care leless that being said, the nuclear thing:

we pronounce it nuclear, as in new-clear whereas they pronounce it similar to linear - nuclear
 

Grumblegrunt

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#5
well they cant even get their own name right, it should be the Federally Invaded States of America
 

seaweed

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#10
I think the root of it all is that American has been spoken by so many people for whom English was not their first language, or by people for whose parents it was not, and therefore English was not the natural language of their new American home.

It may be an entirely subjective impression, judging basically from old films, but I think the American accent and language has diverged a lot in the last, say, sixty or seventy years.

The last singer they had who enunciated clearly was Frank Sinatra and he was a Wop. Better even than Doris Day who was really a Kraut or Judy Garland whose real name was Gumm. Ironic really.
 

Sixty

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#11
'Winningest'

Fuck right off.

Just because 'most successful' takes longer to type.
 
#12
..and while I'm at it, why do they always claim to be Italian, or Irish when they're fourth or fifth generation Americans.

Bud: "I'm always like really good in bed, must be 'cause I'm a fiery blooded Italian stallion!"

Courtney: "like ya! I'm a little hot headed too, I guess because I'm Irish"

:pissed:


Or worse, the ones who claim to be 'half Irish, half Brittish, half Scottish and half Italian' ...all at once! Grrrrrr!
 
#16
I could care less.

Just being playing "Criminal case" on Farcebook. You have to identify objects in a murder scene.
I was trying to find a "clothes pin", I was nearly out of time, until I realised it was a "clothes PEG"!!

FFS!
 

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