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Random Rants LIII: F My Life

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by choxorn, Mar 18, 2014.

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  1. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    All that is true.

    But what do you think someone means when they say Holland, incorrectly? And why does it make you angry annoyed?
     
  2. Mango Elephant

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    Oh, my god. Who cares?

    So long as you can communicate getting pissed over semantics is ridiculous.
     
  3. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    Oh I love discussing semantics.

    I also find annoying that my Linguistics professor seems incapable of correctly spelling anything or mixing Catalan with Spanish.
     
  4. Mango Elephant

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    Well, discussing it is one thing. Getting pissed over people calling the country "Holland" is just silly.
     
  5. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    People calling the UK 'England' annoys me too, especially fi they then refer to the 'Queen of England', who died in 1601.
     
  6. salty mud

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    From now on we'll just refer to the USA as California.

    Same difference.
     
  7. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    La Reine d'Angleterre, eh?

    The French nearly always refer to England rather than Great Britain, in informal talk, I found. Very rarely: Le Royaume Uni.

    That's when they're being polite, that is. Which isn't often.
     
  8. salty mud

    salty mud Ey-up

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    As long as they know their place under England's boot. :smug:
     
  9. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    The boot's located a bit down and right, so I guess you'll have some troubles.
     
  10. Mango Elephant

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    That would be fine if literally any culture in the world referred to the USA as California.

    Do I get bent out of shape when Europeans call me a Yankee? Of course not, because in Europe Yankee is a much broader term than it is here.

    There are differences in language that people need to learn to accept or risk being pissed off a lot.
     
  11. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Come Fly With Me

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    Yankee is actually a decent example, because within the United States it only refers to people from the northeast.
     
  12. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    no refers to people who eat pie for breakfast
     
  13. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    Should we change the name of the hollandaise sauce 'Nederlandaise'?
    Nooo, no, no, no, no, no.
    I thought it was meant to mean a patriot, as opposed to the traitor states?
     
  14. madviking

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    "To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
    To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
    To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.
    To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
    To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
    And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast."

    e.b. white
     
  15. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    up yours!
    You yankin' my chain?
     
  16. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Are you going to see the New York vs Ghana match on Monday?
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    up yours!
    Getting pissed over people calling the country "Holland" may be just silly, but getting people pissed over calling the country 'Holland' is fun. :mischief:
     
  18. Mango Elephant

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    I know you're trying to prove a point but I'd be fine with people referring to the United States as New York.
     
  19. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    Let's have a laugh and see who gets the new thread…
    It's all we ever see of you lot on the telly anyway.
     
  20. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    I wouldn't find it a really big deal if New York is commonly used to refer to the US.
     
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