This question is for those outside the Anglosphere. When you write English, do you use British or American spellings? Have you thought about it before? What spellings were you taught to use?
I'm from Ireland, but when I think about it American spellings frequently make more or as much sense as their British forms.
I hope this will clear up confusion for some people
British. Schools are required to teach British English aka "Queen's English".
This makes oral presentations painful, especially when you, as an autistic socially anxious virginfag, have incredible English skills but need to talk like the bloody Queen of England because school and government regulations make you do so.
but otherwise we wouldn't have bloody fuckin great slang innit?
>the Battle of Griddlington
Wish you actually called it that, 2bh. It's better than the forgettable name you actually use.
>mfw britfags still think there dialect of english is superior
>amerifats call their shooting ranges 'high schools'
It won't matter soon anyway, Spanish will soon be America's lingua franca.
>forgetting the most absolutely disgusting bonglish misspelling
no one in the anglo shpere cares about this besides autists and people that made the mistake of getting a degree in English from Harvard. English is a very adaptable language, has different spellings for the same word, and does not have strong rules for differences between so called American versus British English. In fact most Americans would not argue there is a difference between the written versions of the two.
>tfw you hear someone speaking American English in public
jajajaja good one hernandez
>When a British person pronounces Youtube as "yew-chewb"
nations that elect niggers and lose to rice farmers aren't relevant, sanchez.
>Americans were so bad at spelling they had to subtract letters from words
LITERALLY CANNOT MAKE THIS UP PHAM
>WE CALLS IT FALL BECOZ DE LEEVES FALL DOWN
>being so intimidated you had to reduce letters in every word
Besides, you're not really more relevant. Dutch people are far more likely to come into contact with Bongs than Burgers. On every holiday I take I'll see several Brits but I've only met one American in my entire life.
Brit version, although considering America's influence here I won't be so rigid. Spelling wise both dialects make sense and don't make at the same time.
For example, if it is Analysis then there is no reason to write analyze. However, the same argument could be applied to defensive/offensive and defence/offence too.
It would be nice if the speakers of the current lingua franca could do what Spain does desu senpai.
I went out drinking with an aussie and we we're bantering eachother faking eachother's accents. He was pretty good at a texan accent 2bh. Also he wanted me to say bouey so I did and he cracked up kekkin'
>seppo tries to sound british
>tfw use American English all the time without knowing
>having a different spelling for airplane when the Wright brothers were Americans
How up your own ass do you have to be?
Tyre = what's on the wheels of a car
Tire = getting tired, e.g. "I tire of this thread"
These aren't mere choices in spelling. There are many more words that exist in real English which are absent from American.
E.g. Check/Cheque and metre/meter
All 4 of those mean different things, but only 2 of those words exist in American English
>Brits call their legislative offices 'mosques'
Tell me where I'm wrong
"Cheque" doesn't exist in American English, and neither does "metre". If you're having difficulties I'll try and help
Cheque = used in banking.
Check = to make sure of something
Metre = the unit of measurement
Meter = something which measures, like a gas meter
Programme = planned series of events
Program = as in a computer program
(you use "program" for both)
Queue = people waiting in line for something
Line = a line
(you use "line" for both)
And so on. Yes it's pretty much newspeak.
i learn english and its only american english. i watch american tv series, for pronounce and i dont care about british english cause american english is international and british is for cocky gays on little european island.
>british is for cocky gays on little european island.
Imagine being so pathetic, so utterly shitter shattered that you randomly take letters out of words and call it a new language to be a special snowflake.
Americans are eternally pathetic for reasons such as this.
Simplicity is good though. Seriously, how likely is it that if someone says they cashed a 'check' that you're not going to understand they mean the document used in banking? What nuance would be lost if you spell the unit of measurement "meter"? It seems like these subtly different spellings just make things unnecessarily complicated.
The British can't be trusted with their own language and have repeatedly demonstrated this since 1066, be it spelling, simplifying grammar due to norse being shit, or prestige borrowing.
We can't even create something like Academia Real to put to bed obviously stupid orthography like "ough" because everyone else is all about BUT IT LOOKS BETTER YOU TWAT MUH CULTURE.
>“Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by eactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for commiting thought-crime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occcured to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”
since your post would seem to imply that american spelling is part of a nefarious system of authoritarian mind-control from a dystopian novel, i'm going to assume that response was made in a jociose spirit and say "good bantz"
>British person makes fun of me for calling it fall
>Point out they call it spring and how Fall makes more sense as a pair to Spring
>They say that makes no sense, Spring is just a meaningless name
>Literally have to point to them that it refers to flowers springing up, and Fall is them falling down
>He just stares at me in confusion and reluctantly admits I have a point
I'm pretty sure I didn't see any flowers falling last autumn. I saw them dying, though. Why isn't autumn called death in American English? Why fall if it refers to flowers? Why not compost?
british of course
plus british english certifications ar better than the american ones
>you can pick bewteen a cambridge one, ora TOEFL
>TOEFL stops being useful after 5 years
>cambridge ones are valid forever
yeah no fuck off yanks
I'm not sure what you're saying.
In Spring, all sorts of things spring up out of the ground, flowers bloom on trees, plants have their growth, all sorts of things that you could apply the verb spring to.
Also you're incorrect, Sprout refers to plants growing for the first time from seeds. Trees only sprout once, but they bloom once a year. Perhaps bloom would be a more apt term in some sense, but many things bloom year round, whereas they only spring up once.
Then the flowers turn to leaves, and in Fall there are no flowers on the trees, everyone sees the leaves falling down, and when you think of Fall you think of leaves falling down and being pretty and all that.
It's not that complicated, but maybe because Finland is colder they don't deal with this as much
>deez gosh darn POSH cock suckin freedom hatin MOHFUGGEN gommie ching chong raghead anti semites i WILL fuggen show em online
>showed em fuggen gommie fuckers on int
>HEY HONEY BOO BOO WHER MUH BIG MAC BE AT ALL THIS FREEDOM DEFENDIN BUSINESS IS MAKIN ME HUNGRY
>1. (Botany) (of a plant, seed, etc) to produce (new leaves, shoots, etc)
it also refers to a new plant beginning its growth but leaves do sprout from trees
>I'm gonna eat a snack. Wow that really hits the spot. (doesn't randomly call you a cunt and burst into yelling)
>Hohoho why, huff huf, I think oh yes quite delicately, oh indeed yes rather I'll have one of these... hour devours (mild chortles) munch munch indeed very ! yummy! quite delicious oh yes indeed! hahar thar it blows right in my foodsack, oh yes ha ohwee mate (mild laughter) FUCK YOU YA LITTLER CUNT GERT THE FARCK OWWT
Canadian who lives in america here, neither can most americans. But that's mainly b/c I'm bougie as hell, lower/working class canadians def. have a distinct accent, especially outside of the major cities.
Generally speaking, they teach American English here but I tend to use both
Let's be honest, outside of Newfoundland, everywhere English speaking in Canada has a corresponding accent in the US. The stereotypical 'aboot' accent exists in some northern states as well, and for the most part General Canadian sounds pretty much the same as General American.
>Put bullets in Bin Laden
>Take pictures in front of American flags
>Pledge allegiance everyday
>Put Bin Laden's dick in their ass
>Convert to Islam and wear burkas
>Take pictures in front of hung up Muslim prayer scribbles
lmao how can Brits even compete?
And your muzzies too. This one fashioned a hijab out of the Stars n' Stripes.
>mfw bongs pronounce aluminum as al-ü-mini-yum
>Literally pronounced exactly as it's spelled
No you don't understand
My understanding of it is that the element/metal was first referred to by the British spelling, aluminium (which is how it is pronounced over there and in most of the world). However, there was a typo at some point in the US where it was spelled aluminum and that spelling then became widespread here for some reason and so we use it still today
>Okay guys, you know how we generally have a rule for consonants to be pronounced like this if we need a vowel sound following them? "Bee, Cee, Dee, Gee, Pee, Tee, Vee?" And you know how generally we should only include one consonant in the letter's pronunciation, you know, the one that the letter represents and not any other consonant sounds because that would be stupid and make no sense? Well GUESS WHAT, we're throwing all the rules out! Not Zee! Not Zay, Not even Zuh, IT'S GONNA BE ZED BITCHES, ALRIGHT IT'S GONNA HAVE A FUCKING D IN IT!!!"
>aluminum is "literal" pronunciation
>English will never, EVER have a spelling reform
it's basically a logographic language at this point
Most countries probably learn British English because America doesn't even consider English to be our official language, so to be PC Britain's English is more correct. Anyone who picks up American English is because our media has such a huge impact on the world. We typically don't put British speakers in our media unless they put on an American accent or the movie/show takes place in medieval times.
British spelling is for subhumans
explain this shit britburkahs
It took long enough to standardise the language to begin with. We already had a Great Vowel Shift.
Besides, it's already fucking easy to learn, we don't want to make it any easier.
that was taken out of context and blown up to have a clickbait headline
it was just 13 counts of petty vandalism which carry a MAXIMUM sentence of 1 year and a $1000 fine. It ended up with no jail time and a small fine to pay for the alleged cleanup fees
>that was taken out of context and blown up to have a clickbait headline
You are going to post this when using a daily mail image? And they say Americans don't get irony.
Are you so dense to not understand that that was his fucking point? That people can post obviously retarded and outlandish headlines that obviously aren't the actual truth of the situation?
>americans and britains hating each other
best day of my life desu
wish u luck lads in this rage thread
britain lost all their empire
america invaded by niggers
britain invaded by muslims
come on u can do it!
ireland where u hate to fucking britain! remember when britain invade u usa give u new home! u hate britain! cocky faggots! they take northern ireland! come ireland i believe in u!
Pretty much every European language calls Z "zed" or "zet" or something along those lines. It comes from Greek in which Z was called Zeta.
Also your logic is flawed because you should also be complaining about S, L and H not following your "ee" rule
The word autumn comes from late 14c., autumpne (modern form from 16c.), from Old French autumpne, automne (13c.), from Latin autumnus (also auctumnus, perhaps influenced by auctus "increase"), which is of unknown origin. Perhaps from Etruscan, but Tucker suggests a meaning "drying-up season" and a root in *auq- (which would suggest the form in -c- was the original) and compares archaic English sere-month "August."
American English: it's called fall cuz leaves fall XDXD
zed is sound nicier. like all american english. british english is like some old fart from deep shithole living in old mansion comes and teach us how to pronounce this stupid language. "colour", what the fuck.
This does not surprise me. It's easier to get money out of someone if they identify with you.
>Subconsciously find black men most attractive
It's not about the ee rule, it's about fucking only having the FUCKING CONSONANT SOUND YOU'RE TRYING TO REPRESENT in the word. S, L, and H all only have the consonant in them. But meanwhile here's little ol' Z. What do you pronounce it as? Zed. Why the d? Are you trying to represent the sound D? What the fuck? The only exception should be fucking Double U because there's some stupid history behind it, calling Zee zed is just intentionally making no sense, it's like if your name was John and someone asked you how to spell your name you said "Jed bo hap ned" "excuse me sir which consonant do you mean to represent with these words?? the d sound or the J? b or o? Sir????" but who was phone because no one says it like that and you were a work of fiction from crazy fiction land where people pronounce letters like retards
Why is interracial so popular in the UK? They're so hyper-tolerant compared to proper Europeans. Not to mention how so many of their new venerated heroes are mixed, odd for a country that was almost 100% white until the 50's
The person who discovered the element called it "Aluminum" and that's what everyone called it until a British newspaper said "Well I don't bloody think Sharia allows that. It's not latiny enough. Put another 'i' in there by Jove."
>tfw the London 2012 opening that the UK loved so much was basically only showing interracial couples in the phone/house skit
"Brou'h a tea' 2 me oi 2 see 'ow diverse the UK 'as become, oi Luv it" - Liam, 58, Bristol
That's one of the most retarded fucking things I have ever seen come out of the leftist propaganda machine.
>Here is a picture of Halle Belle and Jessica Alba
>Here is a picture of this yanks mum
>Oh the first was the best looking?
>Halfbreeds are the most attractive new study shows
>Obama literally examines the racial makeup of the USA and orces shitskins into areas deemed "too white"
I know that was unintentional but I still kek'd.
Usually british because thats what i was taught at school but as when i got older i realized theres an american spelling and now i use both, whichever i remember/easier to spell.
>try this myself
>Search american couple
>Suggested result "american couple shooting"
In Australia it varies by region, so no real rules can be made about it. The south of the country is very Anglicised, so they usually use entirely English spelling. In NSW and QLD you get more "jail" instead of "gaol" and "program" not "programme", although the retarded spellings like "aluminum" for "aluminium" will never gain a foothold.
I tend to use American, but I'm taught to use British English. I use American English in regular speech and when writing. But in tests, assignments and work, I use British English.
Yes, I am that autistic.
>mfw I realized that English is heavily influenced by Nordic languages to the point where the most common words are shared between us.
I mean, it's not even surprising, but its really amazing how many words sound alike.
Tire and Draft are used instead of Tyre and Draught in Australia
Some people will tell you we spell jail as gaol but these people are completely deluded, no one born after 1950 spells It gaol.