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I learned to understand "Proper" English better

by _Papa_ In reply to I'll be in the bog

since I started watching the *Britcoms* on National Public Television. I find, though, a wide variety of dialects, some of which are virtually unintelligible to me, and apparently some other Brits.

But the variations in spelling come to mind, many of which show up often on this blog. So what's correct here is wrong across the Pond. Where's the room for standardization there?

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Haaaa!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I learned to understand & ...

Of all the thing to take to the WC...

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I watch lots of BBC

by Slayer_ In reply to I learned to understand & ...

I remember when it was confusing at first, but now I understand them.

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Quite simple really

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I'll be in the bog

The Yanks screwed things up and whatever the POMs use is right.

Mind you if you are ever offered a Gordie Kiss run like **** it hurts far less.

Col

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Good on ya', mate!

by maxwell edison In reply to Quite simple really

That was a ripper!

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Never heard of those

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Quite simple really

I got to candidates for something painful, called a kiss:
a) The <a href=http://glasgow.gmdesign.org.uk/>glasgwegian</a> kiss. What the swedes refer to as "danskskalla" - a daneskull.
b) Far more horrifying... Hershey's kisses.

Which direction is more correct?

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Personally,

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I'll be in the bog

I think 'standardization' is over-rated.

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The first part of standardization is from standardization

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Personally,

and the last half is from bastardization

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