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Live in Britain 18 20.69%
Live in America 14 16.09%
Live in other Anglophone country 7 8.05%
Taught British English 30 34.48%
Taught American English 11 12.64%
Taught other English dialect 3 3.45%
I don't speak English 4 4.60%
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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2006, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Taught American English, since my teacher comes from Philly
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Its gotta be British English, I mean, we bloody invented it!

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For part of the year I live in both countries but I speak British English.
Best way. Especially London-English
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All the English second language speakers I know have American accents.

Me = British. Fuck Americans and their shortcuts.

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post #8 of 63 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2006, 12:27 AM
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I was born in America, but my mother was a British war bride. Before I went to school and assimilated, I sounded like a Brit child. I still say some things the way Brits say them.
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All the English second language speakers I know have American accents.
That's because you don't know me.
But actually, my accent is not as British as it used to be. The influence of mass media and all...
I still use the British spelling, though.
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That's because you don't know me.
But actually, my accent is not as British as it used to be. The influence of mass media and all...
I still use the British spelling, though.
I've never noticed any American spelling on here to be honest, it seems that the rest of the world prefers 'traditional English'
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WTF is "British" English?

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The English teacher at my school in Israel was from South Africa. Im not sure what kind of English that is so I put other. .

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All the English second language speakers I know have American accents.

Me = British. Fuck Americans and their shortcuts.
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Well, I live in Canada but I grew up in the States, I speak Southern English!

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Taught British English in school, but due to watching all the TV shows and reading comics..I guess I end up being rather mixed up... and use a mixture of both English...

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