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At what point did people start confusing the word "get" with "have"?
In a sandwhich shop yesterday, and this girl was saying "can I get a turkey and ham sandwhich - can I get some onion - and can I get some mayo - and can I get some pepper" :rolleyes: - of course she can't get it. That's what the person working behind the counter does. The phrase "may I have" was invented for a reason... :rant:
 

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I was saying the same thing to Mrs Winja just the other night.

Would love to say to them " Yes love, you can get it, tuck in why don't you. Obvously I am not needed here so I'll just sit by the till and get your money off you when you have finished helping yourself.

As they leave I would say " Missing you already" or some such meaningless americanized drivel.
 

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Americanisms :mad:
 

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And the worst are people who have to 'get off of' something :rolleyes:

Stupid people :rolleyes:
Oh yes. Separate rant in preparation.....

Still can't understand wht "y'all" is an appropriate phrase when addressing an individual either :rolleyes:
 

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Oh yes. Separate rant in preparation.....

Still can't understand wht "y'all" is an appropriate phrase when addressing an individual either :rolleyes:
Have you seen the size of an average american lately?

" Y' all" is obviously meant to mean "You, in your entirety". :D
 
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I have found myself using the word 'guess' quite a lot lately..............."I guess I could................I guess that's right......................I'll see you later I guess". I really must stop it!!!
 
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I guess so :)
That's a good idea........I guess........................OK, my bad(oh dear, more poxy American sayings)!..................One is most terribly sorry..................that's more like it:lol:
 
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I can deal with the majority of americanisms. Language evolves. Just as we don't all talk like tally ho, jolly good old boys from the flying club might have done a century ago.

That said, It's chav slang that gets my goat. Kids talking like thickos because they are thickos is one thing, but kids talking like thickos because their idols/peers are thickos?
 
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I can deal with the majority of americanisms. Language evolves. Just as we don't all talk like tally ho, jolly good old boys from the flying club might have done a century ago.

That said, It's chav slang that gets my goat. Kids talking like thickos because they are thickos is one thing, but kids talking like thickos because their idols/peers are thickos?

Victoria and David anyone:lol:
 

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I can deal with the majority of americanisms. Language evolves. Just as we don't all talk like tally ho, jolly good old boys from the flying club might have done a century ago.
I say old boy, this new fangled lingo is a bit of a rum doo, what?

Perchance the LITERATE chaps will come and put a stop to all this bally nonense poste haste.
 

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I could OF is my pet hate as a teacher - that and "pacific" instead of "specific" These are just complete mispronunciations of words which make me grrrrr!:mad:

On the other hand I don't mind the odd Americanism slipping in as (like stated above) it's natural for language to evolve and be influenced by other cultures- most of us say "sKedule" instead of the proper "shedule" and emphasise the "***" in "harASS" in stead of reading it correctly as "harrus" (if you know what i MEAN) blah blah blah.....:)
 
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