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From: dreamznatcher <>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 22:51:24 -0000
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On Jul 3, 3:44 am, "Neil" <> wrote:
> Two points.
> One, we're not living in Shakespeare's day anymore, so get over it.

You obviously have no idea of the impact Shakespeare has had on the English language, and the many idioms and phrases and metaphors which he created that are still commonly being used today, by American English speakers and British English speakers alike, and just about by any anyone on any part of the globe speaking English.

> And two, Brits don't know nothing. If they did, then they wouldn't have lost
> their world empire, and wouldn't have needed us to bail them out in WWII.

Let's take that discussion further.
Wherever the white man goes, everything is left is ruins. Starting from the colonial times and following to the present day, consider reading the histories of the Indian subcontinent, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, with perhaps Iran and Venezuela to follow. And let's not even talk about the Red Indians.

But does all that even make any sense now? History has had its course. I wasn't born in times when my country was under colonial rule. The effects are still there, but since it doesn't belong to my lifespanradius,  I can't really complain, and neither can you brag or bark. Get frank. Not nice to be rude to people in that fashion.

> So, since, if it weren't for us, you'd be speaking German anyway, I suggest
> you learn proper American English, and learn how to talk good. That's what I
> say!

Okay Neil, let's play your game!
Okay, this is American English going, one-two-three! Here we are at Madison Square Garden waiting anxiously to see who wins in the fight against Iraq. The nasty Iraqis are extremely sleek, though they may be poor and underequipped. They're so ugly, we bombed their children and splattered cluster bombs all over the place but they still survive. Hang on, the ugly Philistines are there at the corner, they're trying to get at Uncle Bob but Uncle Bob now has a steel chair and wham! A shot to the back of the head. One more Iraqi terrorist down who just shot down a chopper with a shotgun. Hang on... hang on right there.... now there's Fidel Castro in the corner! That slimy bastard! Why can't you just die you bastard, die, die, die?... Wait! Tony Blair! Tony Blair emerges from the audience! Blair has a chair! Blair has a chair!

Didn't sound pretty, did it?
Now let's be more sensible. I'm not trying to imply that what's going on around the world is right or justified. Nor am I saying the war in Iraq or the crisis in the Middle East or the tension between the US and Cuba are things I support or advertise. Yours is a great nation but it's not without its history of errors and plights. It's the same with every nation. But you belong to your nation, and I belong to mine, and all I'm saying is, therefore it's not nice to say stuff in that manner. Received on Mon Jul 02 2007 - 17:51:24 CDT

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