Speaking American.

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Schaden, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Just in case everyone was wondering.

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  2. I sense a bit of a wind-up there...

    For starters, Americans call their bastardised version of our beautiful mother tongue "English" as well...



    This person has really given the game away with their (almost) flawless grammar and spelling though.
     
  3. Post linky so we can all join in and have a laugh.
     
  4. I call WAH!
     
  5. Almost right but they forgot the part Noah played in all this. After 39 days and nights at sea, Noah's missus complained about smell coming from below decks where all the animals were and threatened to thump Noah if he didn't do something about it. So Noah got Shem, Ham and Japheth to shovel it all overboard in one great big pile.
    Five thousand years or so later, Columbus came along, discovered it and called it America.
     
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  6. Columbus discovered shit. We weren't lost - Columbus was. He thought he was in China and he was looking forward to getting his hands on cheaply made tat that he could sell to the naive and credulous in Europe. Meanwhile we were quite content bimbling along without European interferance cheerfully hacking away at each other. We had stone buildings with indoor pumbing and writing, Man! It was a golden age I tell you! (Except for the Mexicans. Nobody liked the Mexicans.) ;-)

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  7. So you agree with exbleep then. Thats nice.
     
  8. I call kill yourself.
     
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  9. They didn't go to Bradford or Leicster then did they?
     
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  10. Linky to OP


    My bold ... not true, shit was discovered in third world countries (first world countries being to posh for that sort of thing) and was used for building houses - hence the name shithouses. ^_~
     
  11. Shit wasnt discovered - it just 'happened'.
     
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  12. And continues so to do, in Americky.

    What about Trick or Treat then? When did that become a cultural fucking landmark over here?
     
  13. From Wikipedia.
    The tradition of going from door to door receiving food already existed in Britain and Ireland, in the form of souling, where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes.[SUP][1][/SUP] Guising — children disguised in costumes going from door to door for food and coins — also predates trick or treat, and is recorded in Scotland at Halloween in 1895, where masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit and money.[SUP][2][/SUP] While going from door to door in disguise has remained popular among Scots and Irish, the North American custom of saying "trick or treat" has recently become common
     
  14. Not far from here some knobhead is trying to sell "Happy Haloween" posters. Hurry while stocks last.
     
  15. You must be a right miserable old lemon then. What's your address so I'll remember to bring plenty of eggs.

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