MacRumors has turned me into a British liberal. . . .

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    I already have my Safari spell check set to British English because spelling colour and flavour without the 'U' is considered improper and lazy by the British; and I've begun to agree on most political issues with the likes of hardcore liberals like pseudobrit and skunk.

    I guess I would have to move to Manchester, England to work on my accent though. :p
     
  2. mpw Guest

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    Damn hardcore liberals forcing their views on us all :(

    Mmmmm hardcore.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You want a scouse accent, so much better than manc.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    Pseudobrit is not actually a genuine Brit, as his name might imply if you deconstruct it carefully.
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    First step – it's just 'Manchester', not 'Manchester, England'. Referring to it thusly will just point you out as an American imposter to your fellow 'mad for it' Mancs.

    Here's something to help you blend in... ;)
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    Jaffa, are you by any chance gazing into the same abyss?
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Er... which abyss is it exactly you're having a peep at? Mine's relegation from the Championship so I'm a little doubtful it's the same one as you're looking into.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Ah. You're right there. Mine is of a slightly more metaphysical nature, I think.

    Although, of course, relegation could have its own severe metaphysical ramifications, I suppose. :)
     
  9. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope you were oozing sarcasm there. Scouse is the worst accent ever.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Nonsense! Just do what most of us Americans do when trying to speak with any sort of British accent: try your best to copy Dick Van Dyke's Cockney accent à la Mary Poppins. Nobody that isn't actually British will know the difference!
     
  11. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    ehh.. it's not bad, but I prefer Geordie.
     
  12. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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  13. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    How about summursaaat? (somerset if you don't speak the accent)
     
  14. Pac a Mac macrumors regular

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    Yea...the wurzels. They still wear flared jeans with wellies down there don't they. (equivalent to hillbillies to US viewers).

    I actually love the way it takes 3 times longer to say anything in the South West its so relaxing.
     
  15. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    Any random person walking into anywhere with a West Country accent, rules the world!:D
     
  16. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    A Scottish accent is the only way to be. The only nice English accent I can think of is Oxford, London.
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    To blend in properly, go to the local golf driving range and try catching some of the player's balls in your mouth (golf balls). The secret to a good British gentleman is managing to have each individual tooth lie along a completely individual plane, at a unique angle. The more unique the permutations, the higher the social standing you may attain. :)
     
  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I too have noticed that I spell "color" as "colour" now and "center" as "centre", but that's just to give my family a hard time :p.
     
  19. iBlue macrumors Core

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    What a buncha posers! :p ;) :D

    I do it under partial protest because this is where I live now and need to get in the habit of spelling like it. I dug my little yankee heels in long enough. Don't quite get why this is becoming an american trend. Weirdos. :p
     
  20. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    To be sure to be sure. The Irish accent is much sexier than Geordie, Scouse, Bromie, Cockney or other English accents ;)

    FJ
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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  22. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Bloody whinging poms. Go back to your pebbly beaches and damp houses.
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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  24. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You know, I've got no come back for that.
     
  25. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^^That's because Chundles is part French. He's just used to surrendering.


    I want a British accent like Madonna's, or Lennox Lewis'.
     

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