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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  1. #71
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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueabell2go View Post
    If you mean "I will jump out of the window", please don't. Curmudgeon and I have both written posts in Scots, see

    Scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's very hard even for other native speakers of English to understand, so don't worry about it.

    I have a story about jumping out of windows.

    Recently, the Glasgow fire service published a booklet which gave advice on what to do in the event of a house fire. They also published a version in Urdu because many people of Pakistani origin live in the city. The English version said that if you must jump out of a window, try to jump on to a cushion. There was a slight mistake in translation in the Urdu version. It said if you must jump out of a window, try to jump on to a donkey!
    ha ha

    I will feel bad if you fun of me

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    british pronuciantion is soothing to hear

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Like dah, we should so like er speak Am-E. NOT!! Who would ever want to learn to read and write in a language which is grammatically incorrect and even (most) Americans agree that they have a horrible accent and just love ours. Us English know we do evrything so much better -that's because we are a much more sophicticated race. Like fuck yeah!

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Of course first of all you should learn proper British pronunciation

    cos that is how you will learn classical version of English language , in order to be understood everywhere in the World

    After you know proper pronunciation , you will have no problems learning American, Australian and the other versions of English language:)

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    I think both of them are same it depends to the people. for me it's too hard

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    I prefer the accent which is used widely by indian journalists. I dont know whether that is american or britan. Probably it could be the blend of both.

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    Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    How about Canadian, eh??

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