View Poll Results: Is American pronunciation or British easy to understand and good?

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  • American

    136 36.17%
  • British

    173 46.01%
  • 50-50

    46 12.23%
  • can't say

    21 5.59%
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    #31

    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    I've re-opened the poll, so we can vote now.


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    #32

    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    and what about the sports from both countries, nobody's gonna explain to me about cricket or baseball??? ahhh?
    another question for americans.... do you like watching or playing soccer? or definitely you think soccer is boring...
    and for english men, do you know any chilean soccer player? or team?
    which one is the best english team?
    SEeya

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    #33

    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by modeman25 View Post
    and what about the sports from both countries, nobody's gonna explain to me about cricket or baseball??? ahhh?
    another question for americans.... do you like watching or playing soccer? or definitely you think soccer is boring...
    and for english men, do you know any chilean soccer player? or team?
    which one is the best english team?
    SEeya

    Hi,
    I agree! both cricket and baseball are very boring games. Someone once said watching cricket is like watching paint drying - very apt, don't you agree? I am not sure about Chilean players, although I am sure there are some very good ones. I have heard of Colo-Colo and O'Higgins teams.

    I myself am a fan of the greatest club team in the world - Glasgow Celtic :- English teams are on the whole made up of foreign players and stolen money and in my opinion are gutless and without character. We shall wait for the response and torrents of abuse. HAIL HAIL!!
    Last edited by curmudgeon; 30-Oct-2006 at 21:34.

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    #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by modeman25 View Post
    and what about the sports from both countries, nobody's gonna explain to me about cricket or baseball??? ahhh?
    another question for americans.... do you like watching or playing soccer? or definitely you think soccer is boring...
    and for english men, do you know any chilean soccer player? or team?
    which one is the best english team?
    SEeya
    Like baseball, I find soccer boring to watch, but fun to play.

    For watching, I like American football, basketball, and hockey.

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    #35

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    Mike,

    There is a difference between 'playing' and 'playing at' as the great golfer Roberto De Vicenzo once said.

    On the subject of soccer, it really depends on which level you are watching. In North America it is in its infancy and you do not have the opportunity to watch the true greats of the game like Brazil, France, Italy etc. I am sure this holds true for all other sports, including cricket and baseball. having said that, there are some americans plying their trade in the most competiive leagues and recognised as stars.

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    #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Mike,

    There is a difference between 'playing' and 'playing at' as the great golfer Roberto De Vicenzo once said.

    On the subject of soccer, it really depends on which level you are watching. In North America it is in its infancy and you do not have the opportunity to watch the true greats of the game like Brazil, France, Italy etc. I am sure this holds true for all other sports, including cricket and baseball. having said that, there are some americans plying their trade in the most competiive leagues and recognised as stars.
    With all respect, I have watched many World Cup Games. Other than the obnoxious fans, I find little difference. It's all a matter of taste.

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    #37

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    Now now, obnoxious is a very subjective view

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    #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Now now, obnoxious is a very subjective view
    'Tis indeed.

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    #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    But other than that, everything's great about the UK, then?

    Absolutely. No complaints otherwise.

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    #40

    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    most of the opinions said by native tounge SO listen to my opinion



    British pronunce the word as a word except '' r '' which make me crazy so it is useful because in any language u should learn the source to understand poetry & litreture.




    americans cut alot from words And speak so fast but their accent can be developed And as i told british can`t.


    if you aske me what i am going to learn first , i will tell the british pronounciation

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