I say cheers and mate alllllllll the time, but you're right, I've never heard an American actually say those words I don't think. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:18:48 AM)
Ya might could wanna fix yer spellin' a bit.
The word is "gramma!" Ain't here fer long, though. Powerful late an jest 'bout to South Park m'self t' sleep!
Yihaaa!! My auntie-mom-dad-uncle-cousin-grandma Guido is here!
I was gonna say, I reckon that you ain't never been 'round these here parts! LOL
Thanky for 'cluding Tennessee. I hear that word mor'n y'all could shake a stick at!
That's correct Becks on all fronts. Anything you guys (non-USA) spell that ends in -our, such as humour, we leave the 'u' out. Also, there are differences in our sentence structure. You will find it extremely rare to hear an American use the word 'reckon' except in the southern portion of the USA in places like Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio (obviously not in the South, but they act like it).
I think thats the way it goes. English as a language is always evolving anyway, and it's a magpie tongue, most of our words come from other languages LOL.
Aha... So, if I get it right, for once its not the Brits that have to be something special, its the Yanks? I mean, looks like all fmr. British colonies use British spelling, except for Americans.
Hiya Strat there are a couple of other differences I can think of, theatre being standard British spelling, theater being standad American; the use of a z in place of an s in some words in American spelling like hospitalise/hospitalize, colonise/colonize (I believe that's correct but am not 100% sure). Here in New Zealand we use British, so colour, metre, centre, colonise etc.
Ok... Ive got a question regarding the English language.
Ive noticed a couple of times now, there seems to be (at least) two ways of spelling certain things, British and American. Like colour and color (with or without the u), and center or centre. Now, I guess it aint such a big deal (although Conservapedia banns British spelling - apparently it is an "anti-American bias"), but... Can anyone tell me what is British and what is American, and are there more differences than above listed?