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

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    136 36.17%
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    173 46.01%
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    46 12.23%
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    21 5.59%
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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Gubernatorial?

    Affirmative action?

    Haemorrhage red ink? Or should that be hemorrhage (both nouns by the way)

    One event impact another?

    Author books?

    Pressure colleagues?

    How about this:

    Texas millionaire real-estate developer and failed thrift entrepreneur Hiram H Wally the third.

    What’s all that about? Then we have dates. Why put the month before the day if you’re going to leave the year behind the month?

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Gubernatorial?

    Affirmative action?

    Haemorrhage red ink? Or should that be hemorrhage (both nouns by the way)

    One event impact another?

    Author books?

    Pressure colleagues?

    How about this:

    Texas millionaire real-estate developer and failed thrift entrepreneur Hiram H Wally the third.

    What’s all that about? Then we have dates. Why put the month before the day if you’re going to leave the year behind the month?
    In 'hemorrhage red ink" Hemorrhage is a verb. You can keep the archaic spelling.

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    hemorrhage: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    not according to here, albeit spelt wrongly

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Gubernatorial?
    Affirmative action?
    Haemorrhage red ink? Or should that be hemorrhage (both nouns by the way)
    One event impact another?
    Author books?
    Pressure colleagues?
    How about this:
    Texas millionaire real-estate developer and failed thrift entrepreneur Hiram H Wally the third.
    What’s all that about? Then we have dates. Why put the month before the day if you’re going to leave the year behind the month?
    "Yir bums's ootra windae" means list some nouns that are also used as verbs? The Scottish accent is more gobbledygook than I realized!

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "Yir bums's ootra windae" means list some nouns that are also used as verbs? The Scottish accent is more gobbledygook than I realized!
    I think it means you are defeated, lost, gone, finished.

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    hemorrhage: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    not according to here, albeit spelt wrongly
    "hemorrhage red ink" = verb + direct object
    "hemorrhage of red ink" = noun + prepositional phrase

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    I think it means you are defeated, lost, gone, finished.
    Aye, I'd better take my leave before you slap me with your sporran molach.

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    I suppose we ought to move on

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Call me old fashioned but I think English is from England

    With all due respect but don't you think such a statement seems a bit anachronistic?

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by eflnow View Post
    With all due respect but don't you think such a statement seems a bit anachronistic?
    In what way?

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