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01-11-2020, 22:17   #47
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Silverware. Witnessed American asking for some recently. Cue utterly baffled look until someone else intervened and told the waitress the yank was asking for cutlery. The American in question looked like they thought everyone around was like, so stupid like, cos who doesn't know what suhlverwurr is.
Obviously the person who intervened was Irish, and the waitress must have been foreign. Lots of people in Ireland know about Newbridge Silverware.
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I’m in a march 2021 due date page on Facebook, it’s 99% Americans, the names they're coming up with Is one of the biggest collection of cringe, disbelief, despair, hilarity and disgraceful.

Especially when they butcher Irish names, oh and cause it’s a march due date page, theyre all talking about ‘St Patty’s day’. I swear it makes me want to scream!
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Cups. As a measurement.
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Automobile, instead of car.
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Pronouncing route as rout.

The weird way they say buoy, they pronounce it boo-ey instead of boy.

That weird vocal fry thing that every woman (and now increasingly every man) under 40 does.
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Are they annoying or just a different word to describe the same thing?

Apart from pattys day. That's annoying
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01-11-2020, 22:21   #55
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boo-ee for buoy. But I'm pretty sure they pronounce buoyant as we do.


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Diaper.

Really where did that come from.

Diaper is the original (old English) word - nappy replaced it in the UK.
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Cups. As a measurement.
Yes, they cannot weigh anything. But it works for them and is something we should do too. No problem with that, since all our recipes here are in kilos or derivitatives and need a weighing scale. If you are that bothered.
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Obviously the person who intervened was Irish, and the waitress must have been foreign. Lots of people in Ireland know about Newbridge Silverware.
Nope and nope.

And whilst people have heard of Newbridge silverware, I have genuinely never heard silverwear used to request basic cutlery from anyone this side of the Atlantic. You might mention wanting to get out the good silver for a fancy dinner... But never have I ever heard a non-American refer to bog standard cutlery as silverwear. Plus, I've heard them use it for plastic cutlery, which just seems bizarre.
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They work all hours and days and get two weeks off if lucky.

There are many religions and none that home school. Some countries cannot wait to get their kids out of their hair. But guns might be an issue for sure in American Schools as we have seen.
Yeah, they don’t really work all hours, they’ve great presentism, as in come in early and work late, but they’re no more productive in those long hours than we are in our standard days. They kinda waste time IMHO, oh and I should say are paid vastly more for the same type of role.
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"Math" seems to be gaining traction this side of the pond. And those who use the term "soccer" to describe a football game should be forced to operate a hotdog stand in an abandoned carpark.
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