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Old 04-27-2006, 06:04 PM   #91
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Nope but I've got it! It wasn't an 'lt' ending- it was teached/taught. Americans would say 'teached' right? Whilst we'd say 'taught'.

Besides I say 'owned', don't you then?
TheQuiet, as a stickler for grammer, I have to say that it's not "Americans" that say stupid things like "teached" or "knowed"....it's stupid Americans. We actually learn the proper way to say such things in school. Most of us say words properly. However, there are quite a few stupid people out there who speak a dialect of stupidity. The majority say things correctly, but those who do not are the ones that stand out.
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TheQuiet, as a stickler for grammer, I have to say that it's not "Americans" that say stupid things like "teached" or "knowed"....it's stupid Americans. We actually learn the proper way to say such things in school. Most of us say words properly. However, there are quite a few stupid people out there who speak a dialect of stupidity. The majority say things correctly, but those who do not are the ones that stand out.
It's a relief to hear this.
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One more reason why our president is not the greatest example of a good American!
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ahhhh, yes....I forgot to be a pirate: grammArrrrrrrrrrr! hehe


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not to get off topic, but... why do non-US people get so belligerant about us calling it soccer? I've never met anyone here who gets mad that you call it football... it's like pop and soda people. Soda people get mad about it, pop people say "Hmm, that's different. Let's be friends!"

because it is called football everywhere else, and has been called that.


i mean if someone came up with a new term for basketball and stated calling it that, american basketball fans would get annoyed.

don't come up with new names for established sports.
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because it is called football everywhere else, and has been called that.
Now, I wouldn't say that. In South Africa, for instance, people refer to it as both soccer and football interchangeably. It depends on where you live in the country. And no, not just the Yank immigrants call it soccer.
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Now, I wouldn't say that. In South Africa, for instance, people refer to it as both soccer and football interchangeably. It depends on where you live in the country. And no, not just the Yank immigrants call it soccer.
have they always done that? or did they used to call it football everywhere but started calling it soccer because of influences?

i'm not sure who even came up with the term "soccer", but i am sure that the large majority of the world calls the game football.
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don't come up with new names for established sports.
Technically, it was called "cuju" when it was first played in China in 200 BC....
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have they always done that? or did they used to call it football everywhere but started calling it soccer because of influences?

i'm not sure who even came up with the term "soccer", but i am sure that the large majority of the world calls the game football.
I'm not sure if it has always been that way, but it has been since I've been born, at least.

Believe it or not, "soccer" was invented by the Brits!

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~pstone/why.html

http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/short%20...20football.htm
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GG is officially Language Queen for the night!
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I'm not sure if it has always been that way, but it has been since I've been born, at least.

Believe it or not, "soccer" was invented by the Brits!

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~pstone/why.html

http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/short%20...20football.htm

interesting.

but still, the official name is football. the federation is FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)



we should get back on topic though
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I've been called a grammar whore on more than one occasion.
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