Americans saying words...

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    I just watched Scrubs and an american said Bum. it just sounds wierd. anone else think so? and im not doing this to be harsh so Americans, what do us brits say wierd
     
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    It even sounds funny if I hear a Londoner say "bum". Or most things for that matter.
     
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    I like bum better than "homeless person" :eek:




    jk :wink::biggrin1:
     
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    I am 100% American with German and French in my background.
    I love the British and your sense of humor .
    Benny Hill and Monty .ython are 2 of my favorite shows.
    the thing I never understood is why you call an umbrella a bumbershoot
     
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    It just sounds weird to hear any adult say bum. That's such a 4 yr old word whatever country.
     
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    Do you prefer hobo? :confused:
     
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    Bum-pershoot.
     
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    Articulated lorry. It's the most unmasculine phrase for a very masculine vehicle.

    Can you imagine this guy saying, "Hey you! Get yer fuckin' hands off my fuckin' articulated lorry!"
     
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    I love the way my friends mom says whore. It's like a whole different word, cause it has two syllables. Kinda like whoo-oore, but the r and eare almost silent.
     
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    My very close American friend says I pronounce 'about' like, 'aboot'. How cliché :tongue:.
     
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    But you do, darling.
     
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    Just like this?
     
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    Pfft, you know nothin' 'boot nothin'.:rolleyes::wink:
     
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    I know your skinny 18 year old ass and that more than qualifies me to weigh in on this. :biggrin1:
     
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    Given that she was an Irish American girl who married an Italian American guy and lived in Brooklyn, yeah pretty much exactly like that.
     
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    Thing is though as an English girl (profile may say otherwise, haven't altered any of it yet) "Bum" to me means your ass. I've never heard anyone over here call a hobo a bum....odd
     
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    I got news for you....we 'mericans say ALL the words....
    That's how we communicate, ya know.
    Just most of the time...we don't know what they mean.
     
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    jason_elsRe: Americans saying words...
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    I just watched Scrubs and an american said Bum. it just sounds wierd. anone else think so? and im not doing this to be harsh so Americans, what do us brits say wierd

    Articulated lorry. It's the most unmasculine phrase for a very masculine vehicle.

    Can you imagine this guy saying, "Hey you! Get yer fuckin' hands off my fuckin' articulated lorry!"

    hahaha, exactly. i meant accents but yeah that would be pretty funny to hear.

    AmzRe: Americans saying words...
    Thing is though as an English girl (profile may say otherwise, haven't altered any of it yet) "Bum" to me means your ass. I've never heard anyone over here call a hobo a bum....odd

    we call them tramps.



    Suprised i havent been attacked for a thread like this....
     
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    This thread reminds me of Exiene Lofgren going on live TV in the UK and talking about J-Lo's "massive fanny".
     
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    lol's
     
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