Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Proud USA Babe, Sep 22, 2003.


    I am not unaware of the history of the English language, but I do
    strongly feel that the modern American dialect of the English language
    is the most efficient. Of course, it took root in did the
    Spanish language in the Castilian section of Spain. But not unlike
    Spanish, the modern progression English language is not in England,
    but in the United States of America.

    American English sets the world standard for the modern English
    language. The spelling system that evolved in America is more
    attractive to new learners of the language, as well as more efficient
    and consistent.

    To the Brits, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Irishmen, and
    persons of other second-rate countries that use the old spelling and
    pronunciation system AKA "British English"....join the 21st century
    and start to spell and pronounce English like we do here in the GREAT
    Proud USA Babe, Sep 22, 2003
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    Jimmy Guest

    I am an American, can you spell CRAP? This is exactly what you are spreading.
    Jimmy, Sep 22, 2003
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    mike II Guest

    Named after Thomas Crap..English inventer of the first flushable toilet

    mike II, Sep 22, 2003
  4. A nice, if unfortunate and persistent, urban myth. Thomas Crapper's
    company was simply the most famous to emerge when water closets became
    popular in the 19th century. But your heart's in the right place, and
    this troller is patently talking complete and utter.

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  5. spreading.

    Wouldn't that be, "crape"?
    William Graham, Sep 22, 2003
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    Mark Wallace Guest

    No, really?

    Gosh, I'd never have guessed that it was a troll.


    Actually, we get statements like that in alt.usage.english all the time, but
    spoken with complete sincerity, so you should think yourselves lucky -- we
    don't just get trolls, we get idiots, too.
    Mark Wallace, Sep 22, 2003
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    Mark Wallace Guest

    Thomas Crapper. Check your facts, or you'll be talking crap.
    Mark Wallace, Sep 22, 2003
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    Mark Wallace Guest

    Yes, because he happened to design and build the first one.

    Go figure.
    Mark Wallace, Sep 22, 2003
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    Phill Guest

    I thought crapes were a sort of pancake eaten by our European friends.

    Most people I meet who speak English as a second lanuage speak it with an
    Amercain accent.
    Phill, Sep 22, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Word has it that on Mon, 22 Sep 2003 09:46:35 +0200, in this august
    If it makes you feel any better, we get plenty of idiots here as well as
    the trolls. That said, there are days when it's quite hard to tell the
    difference. (Knowing how to read headers helps a lot, though.)
    Lionel, Sep 22, 2003
  11. Crepe, or in the case of the original poster, Creep.

    Could it be that you meet these 2nd language people with an Americain accent
    in North America?

    Neville Lindsay, Sep 22, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Word has it that on 21 Sep 2003 21:21:26 -0700, in this august forum,
    (Proud USA Babe) said:
    For those of you (eg; AOL users[0]) who haven't already figured this one
    out, this is the 'SexySusan' troll[1], who's just too stupid to go away
    & do his homework.
    Please don't encourage him.

    [0] No offence intended to the 57 AOL users with IQ's greater than 100.
    [1] Dumbest troll in all of Usenet.
    Lionel, Sep 22, 2003
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    Tobasco Guest

    Cuckoos - why are most of you in this newsgroup always posting off-topic?
    Tobasco, Sep 22, 2003
  14. Where is "here"?
    Q.G. de Bakker, Sep 22, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Word has it that on Mon, 22 Sep 2003 11:11:00 +0200, in this august*, in this instance.
    Lionel, Sep 22, 2003
  16. Ignorant troll ;-)
    John Cartmell, Sep 22, 2003
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    Phill Guest

    I am English and I live in London, but most people I meet who have English
    as a second lanuage and learnt it outside of Europe speak Ameriacian
    English seems to be the most common second lanuage, so if my observations
    are accurate and given that there are more Americains than there are British
    and more people outside of Europe than within, ultimately Americain English
    will become dominant.
    Phill, Sep 22, 2003
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    Tobasco Guest

    Gentlemen, gentlemen - why make such mistake? We get trolls, idiots as well
    as Wallace. And if that's not enough, the latter combines these three
    qualities to one. Knowing how to read his signature helps a lot, though
    Tobasco, Sep 22, 2003
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    a.spencer3 Guest

    It's probably simply because most learn much English from US TV

    a.spencer3, Sep 22, 2003
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    Mark Wallace Guest

    And there you go.
    The Number One idiot of has shown up.

    This guy, believe it or not, is a Dutchman who lives in Hong Kong, speaks
    terrible English (as you can see, above) and no Chinese (despite the fact
    that he's lived there for years), and tries to pass himself off as an
    English teacher and the owner of a chain of English language schools (that
    don't exist, obviously).

    Have any of your groups got an idiot to match that? I doubt it.

    What do we win?
    Mark Wallace, Sep 22, 2003
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