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User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Hi, this is aimed at anyone who is not English or American, though you can obviously join in, I won't get too upset  cry 

I am seeing how Americanisms have affected the english language thoughout the world. As a Briton I will not hid my dislike for Americanisms, but seeing as this is an American based site, I will not protest it.

I would like to know how you (wherever you live) say/spell:

-colour
-Rumour
-nappy
-pavement
- Sweets/candy
-carpark
-mobile phone
-gas or petrol/diesel
plus any others you know differ.

Please do not delete this thread, I am not bashingg anyone, and stress that this thread is to remain clean.

Okay?


I came. I saw. I conquered
53 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Thread starter):
but seeing as this is an American based site,

Since when has Sweden been in the USA  Confused  Yeah sure


User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Its based in Sweden?
I thought I heard it was American...
How embarrasing. Well then, bash them yanks as much as you like then!  Wink
(joking)



I came. I saw. I conquered
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Thread starter):
American based site

???

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 1):
Since when has Sweden been in the USA

We annexed it few years ago, but no one was supposed to know about it...  shhh 


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 2):
I thought I heard it was American...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...rofile.main?username=Administrator
Country: Sweden


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3729 times:
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-colour
-Rumour
-nappy
-pavement is something you walk on next to the ROAD
- Sweets
-car park
-cell phone
-petrol/diesel
-boot (on a car)
-bonnet (on a car)
-robot (traffic light)
-traffic circle (roundabout)
-braai (barbecue)


Then we have 10 other official languages but I'm not going there.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

I say/type: colour, rumour, pavement, sweets, mobile (phone), petrol. I have no use for nappy or carpark in English and would call a mobile a "Handy" in German, or rather "Denglisch".


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

AndZ, is Braai a kind of passed down word from Afrikaans or something? Also robot for a traffic light is new to me. Exclusive to South Africa?
It appears English remains relatively unchanged in S. Africa then?



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3706 times:
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Braai is an Afrikaans word that has found its way into everyday English here. It is a shortening of braaivleis which means grilled meat.

I have never heard robot anywhere else, but it is semi official as I have seen it on road signs.

There are more if I could think of them right now, but English is English, we are a former colony after all!



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

-colour: Farbe
-Rumour: Gerücht
-nappy: ... err... what's a nappy?
-pavement: Straßenbelag
-Sweets/candy: Süßigkeiten
-carpark: Parkhaus
-mobile phone: Mobiltelefon (or Handy)
-gas or petrol/diesel: Benzin/Diesel

 Big grin

Or did you want to know how I'd be saying/spelling those words in English?  Wink



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5692 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 8):
There are more if I could think of them right now,

The phrase that fascinates me most in SA is "Is it?" or, colloquially "Izzzit?", in response to any kind of statement:

"I'm going to the beach"
"Izzzit?"

"I've bought a new car"
"Izzzit?"

"He doesn't know where he's going"
"Izzzit?"

Covers everything: GREAT!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

-colour
-Rumour
-nappy
-Footpath (sidewalk)
- Lollies (candy)
-carpark
-mobile (cell phone)
-petrol/diesel
-Shopping Centre (mall)
-Underground (subway system)
- Holiday (vacation)
- Freeways are called Freeways here in Melbourne & Motorways in most other state capitals here.
- Lift (elevator)
- Pub (bar)
- Flat (apartment)



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
We annexed it few years ago, but no one was supposed to know about it...

Damn Ted, now you've let the cat out of the bag....  Silly


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 9):
colour: Farbe
-Rumour: Gerücht
-nappy: ... err... what's a nappy?
-pavement: Straßenbelag
-Sweets/candy: Süßigkeiten
-carpark: Parkhaus
-mobile phone: Mobiltelefon (or Handy)
-gas or petrol/diesel: Benzin/Diesel

Smartarse!! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

couleur - rumeur - couche - trottoir - Bonbons/sucrerie - parking - natel ou handy, essence/diesel

I'll leave the German, Italian and Romansh to others.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5692 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 9):
Or did you want to know how I'd be saying/spelling those words in English?

What about my favourite, and the most useful of German words:

der Hottentottenpotentatentantenattentater?


User currently offlinePyh From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

-colour: väri
-Rumour: huhu
-nappy: vaippa
-pavement: jalkakäytävä
- Sweets/candy: makeiset
-carpark: parkkitalo
-mobile phone: matkapuhelin (kännykkä/känny)
-gas or petrol/diesel: bensiini/diesel


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 15):
Hottentottenpotentatentantenattentater

 rotfl  You even got the spelling right - except the Umlaut, but that's excused!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Dutch

colour = kleur
rumour = gerucht
nappy = luier
pavement = trottoir/stoep
sweets/candy = snoep/snoepje
carpark = parkeerterrein/parkeergarage
mobile phone = mobieltje (little mobile phone - the Dutch are fond of diminutives)
gas or petrol/diesel = benzine, diesel

 bouncy 



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

OK, since everyone is posting their languages anyway, I'll do the same:

colour = Farbe
rumour = Gerücht
nappy = Windel
pavement = Gehweg/Bürgersteig
sweets/candy = usually "was Süßes" ("something sweet")
carpark = Parkplatz/Parkhaus
mobile phone = Handy
gas or petrol/diesel = Benzin/Diesel or colloquially "sprit"



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineVHOJC From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Thread starter):

i spell labour as it is spelt in the US(labor)...Labour just looks wrong to me



When there is nothing left to burn...set yourself on fire!!!
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Quoting Lazyshaun (Thread starter):
but seeing as this is an American based site

Ahem, you might be forgiven for thinking it, but I'd look again.

 bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

FYI: A lot of British terms are being used more and more in the USA. Car park, petrol, lift, and nappy are a few examples.

Mark


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3583 times:
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Norwegian:
-colour = farge
-Rumour = rykte
-nappy = bleie
-pavement = asfalt
- Sweets/candy = godteri
-carpark = parkeringshus (indoor), parkeringsplass (outdoor)
-mobile phone = mobil(telefon)
-gas or petrol/diesel = bensin



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
FYI: A lot of British terms are being used more and more in the USA. Car park, petrol, lift, and nappy are a few examples

As is only right and proper given your heritage ! Big grin (smug look)

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
25 ME AVN FAN : at worst "US-dominated" ! > barbecue = Benzin / Benzin / essence
26 SlamClick : colour - ethnicity but it is not polite to mention it at all rumour - merde d'taureau du jour nappy - drowsy (unless you mean diapers) pavement - we c
27 ManuCH : - color - rumor - diaper - pavement - candy - parking - cell phone - gas Or in Italian: - colore - diceria - pannolino - via pedonale - caramella - pa
28 Andz : LOL I hate that but I use it a dozen times a day!
29 Saxdiva : The irony here is incredible, isn't it?
30 ME AVN FAN : what amazes me most when doing phone-calls to South Africa is to be greated by a nice "good day" ! While it in "standard-English", Italian and Arabic
31 AeroWesty : A few I've picked up over the years, plenty more where these came from: US -> UK Packet -> Sachet Napkin -> Serviette Cookie -> Biscuit Zucchini -> C
32 Post contains images ManuCH : Are you sure this isn't "US -> France"? -Manuel
33 CastleIsland : Bollocks.
34 Post contains images YYZflyer : Americans spell colour wrong
35 Post contains images Cedars747 : Maybe he is from Baton Rouge->US Alex!!!
36 SlamClick : Yeah sure! You just want us to add the superfluous 'u' because it wastes paper and Canada has a lot of paper mills.
37 Aerorobnz :
38 Basas : Color Rumor Don't know what 'nappy' means Sidewalk Candy Parking Lot Cell Phone Gas
39 Post contains images Rolfen : In arabic, levantine dialect (spoken in lebanon, syria and palestine). Some words differ in syria and palestine and even in other parts of lebanon -co
40 Post contains images Cedars747 : What about "Bonjourak"good morning to you Alex!!!
41 Lewis : -colour-Chroma ( Χρώμα ) -Rumour-Feemee ( Φήμη ) -nappy-Eepnos ( Ύπνος ) -pavement-Pezodromio ( ΠεÎ
42 Ihadapheo : Dang, so Chicago and Phoenix are both in Sweden?? Make with the change flag fly to Sweden and lift ban now as spelling is into the time machine for m
43 Braybuddy : Nice one CastleIsland! LOL!
44 JAGflyer : -color -Rumour -diaper -asphalt - Candies -parking lot -cell phone -gas, diesel, propane, natural gas (different from petrolium) -serviette (napkin) -
45 ME AVN FAN : you should explain that the "P" is inexistant in Arabic, which is the reason why it is Basha and NOT Pasha, and the hotel-chain has the inscription "
46 Post contains images Rolfen : sure, but that's from french, net english
47 Marambio : Argentine Spanish now... -colour = color -Rumour = rumor -nappy = pañal -pavement = pavimento, asfalto - Sweets/candy = golosinas -carpark = estacion
48 LO231 : All the same here except: pavement- voetpad carpark- parking Mobile phone- GSM Regards, LO231
49 Cedars747 : What about "chayek"->check And i remember in Quebec they use "chequier" for check Alex!!!
50 Rolfen : We use quite some foreign words in beirut, but it's special to beirut, other areas of lebnaon will not use so many foreign words. It's kind of city sl
51 JGPH1A : Don't be skaam, man ! Is it is a cool South Africanism, along with lekker and shame. But best of all is Ja well no fine. Ag ja.... In French... -Rumo
52 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Damn, I was gone for a week and Johan immigrated!!! Hope you have your green card Bubb!!!
53 Dan2002 : LMAO! Yep, thats pretty much it for the American side of it.
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