Yanks Vs the Aussies and Brits

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    Yanks Vs the Aussies and Brits

    As per the suggestion of my dear friend (well not really) RobS, I'm dedicating a new thread to why the American language is completely wrong, and the British and Australians speak and write proper English!

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    Well, it could be worse - I could start typing in Ebonics.... (woo-hoo! 1100)

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    Wassup wit dat?

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    Sheet dawg, dis message biz-ord iz whack, yo!

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    ROTF!

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    I just realised then - the title of this thread may confuse some Americans. A Yank is an American (Aussie slang for Yankee).

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    Hey, I never said the American language is completely wrong, there are parts of it I like and parts I don't, just like with the English language.
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    I'm just stirring mate, of course it isn't completley wrong

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    How can all you Brits and Aussies even understand each other with those damn accents?

    > A Yank is an American (Aussie slang for Yankee).

    Well, thanks for clearing that up for us ignorant fools. Anyways, this is one piece of info I'd be interested in knowing more about - where did the term "Yankee" come from?

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    > mate

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    Not really expecting you to know, but I heard that Pommie comes from a pronouncing POHMIE, prosiner of his/her majesty in exile, but if that's true why does it refer to us Brits.

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    What cause we don't roll our R's?

    I have no idea about where the term Yankee came from.

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    > What cause we don't roll our R's?

    What, and we do? I'm from the US, not France, for Chrissakes...

    > destroy ppl who type lik ths. thnks 4 ur hlp.

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    >>Not really expecting you to know, but I heard that Pommie comes from a pronouncing POHMIE, prosiner of his/her majesty in exile, but if that's true why does it refer to us Brits.

    POHM or POHMS - Prisoners her majesty. Yep its true. It came about when the convicts were sent here to Australia. I guess because most were English, it became synonymous when refering English people.

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