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    British or American?

    Which one interests you more? British or American accent?
    Do you think foreign students can use both of them, for example, in different situations?
    I love to recite poems in BrE, but the world of internet and computer make me speak AmE.

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    Which do you prefer?
    ...the world of internet and computer makes...

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    The internet means that in BrE we use a lot of American English, which I like. However, I do prefer BrE slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
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    ...the world of internet and computer makes...

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    Thanks for correcting me. But you didn't answer the question!
    Ako

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    Quote Originally Posted by ako
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    Thanks for correcting me. But you didn't answer the question!
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    I do not think you can prefer one of the other. It depends on your application. BE is great in London. Try it in the Bajous of Louisiana. Two people divided by one language. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
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    ...the world of internet and computer makes...

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    Thanks for correcting me. But you didn't answer the question!
    Ako
    I do not think you can prefer one of the other. It depends on your application. BE is great in London. Try it in the Bajous of Louisiana. Two people divided by one language. :wink:
    I can't say I hate BrE but I think it's a stifled and overglottalized version of an otherwise "normal" language. To me BrE sounds awfully pretentious and a bit pompous. That's just my take on it and somehow I can't think of it any other way.... :? It almost feels like someone's reading a script and it's not natural....does anyone feel the same way??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
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    Which do you prefer?
    ...the world of internet and computer makes...

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    Thanks for correcting me. But you didn't answer the question!
    Ako
    I do not think you can prefer one of the other. It depends on your application. BE is great in London. Try it in the Bajous of Louisiana. Two people divided by one language. :wink:
    I can't say I hate BrE but I think it's a stifled and overglottalized version of an otherwise "normal" language. To me BrE sounds awfully pretentious and a bit pompous. That's just my take on it and somehow I can't think of it any other way.... :? It almost feels like someone's reading a script and it's not natural....does anyone feel the same way??????
    Have you considered the historical side? Have you looked into the level of required education? Scary, isn't it? I personally prefer the soft Southern drawl but it took a while to get the hang of it. Some of the things I have heard across the border were a bit iffy, too. :wink: :wink:
    Whenever in doubt - habla Espanol? Without it you are lost in the continental US. Hang in there, we have a hurrican approaching tonight.

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    Which do you prefer?
    ...the world of internet and computer makes...

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    Thanks for correcting me. But you didn't answer the question!
    Ako
    I do not think you can prefer one of the other. It depends on your application. BE is great in London. Try it in the Bajous of Louisiana. Two people divided by one language. :wink:
    I can't say I hate BrE but I think it's a stifled and overglottalized version of an otherwise "normal" language. To me BrE sounds awfully pretentious and a bit pompous. That's just my take on it and somehow I can't think of it any other way.... :? It almost feels like someone's reading a script and it's not natural....does anyone feel the same way??????
    Have you considered the historical side? Have you looked into the level of required education? Scary, isn't it? I personally prefer the soft Southern drawl but it took a while to get the hang of it. Some of the things I have heard across the border were a bit iffy, too. :wink: :wink:
    Whenever in doubt - habla Espanol? Without it you are lost in the continental US. Hang in there, we have a hurrican approaching tonight.

    Have you considered the historical side? Have you looked into the level of required education?

    not too sure what you mean by that...??? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27
    I can't say I hate BrE but I think it's a stifled and overglottalized version of an otherwise "normal" language.
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Have you considered the historical side?
    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27
    not too sure what you mean by that...??? :D
    I believe it's in reference to the origins/history of American English.

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    I can't say I hate BrE but I think it's a stifled and overglottalized version of an otherwise "normal" language. To me BrE sounds awfully pretentious and a bit pompous. That's just my take on it and somehow I can't think of it any other way.... Confused It almost feels like someone's reading a script and it's not natural....does anyone feel the same way??????
    Yeah, Canadian French sounds very weird too :) :)

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