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Posted 1/12/16
It's great how we point at minorities and mock them for actually loving something-- much less something that we don't understand.


-even if they might be annoying at times.


Posted 1/12/16

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fuckn crumpets, get me a cup of tea mum


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staphen wrote:


megahobbit wrote:


staphen wrote:


So at least four years ago. Then it's possible you simply don't remember when you couldn't pick up on contextual cues to understand the nuances of a language you were trying to read.


Well no. But even before that I remember being an 7th grader and still being able to read Trainspotting were nearly everything is spelled out phonetically. Its really not that hard of a skill.


It's pretty widely accepted that people, in general, are able to master a skill after having practiced it for 10,000 hours or approximately 10 years. By seventh grade, the average person ought to have their native language pretty well mastered. Holding everyone on a public forum to the same standard is kind of unreasonable.

But never mind how easy you think it is to recognize homonyms, it's easy enough for people to misunderstand each other even without muddying the language. The refusal to learn the proper usage of homonyms on the basis that others should be able to understand you anyway is just simple negligence.


Skill was a bad word for it I admit that. I see your point.
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What's the over/under on someone getting stuffed in a locker on a daily basis in this thread?
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Posted 1/12/16

saprobe wrote:


AkitoMadaka wrote:


QuietlyLoud wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

do they even exist? also, fangirling over Harry Potter / British tv shows =/= "teaboo"


I've actually dealt with people like this before. I knew this one girl who faked a British accent and pretended her mom was british. She also used to wear a doctor who cosplay to school. *cringe*


I had an online friend do that with an irish accent because David Tennant.


...who is Scottish


My bad. I can't tell the difference, primarily out of apathy, but i'll keep that in mind.

That being said, point still stands.
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Posted 1/13/16

ZENI7H wrote:

fuckn crumpets, get me a cup of tea mum



Pretty much sums up my childhood, swearing and all.
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Posted 1/13/16
i can't fanboy over Dr who in my Australian accent?

FUCK
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i can't fanboy over Dr who in my Australian accent?

FUCK


Who?
Posted 1/13/16
Oh great, more imaginary words and labels.
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Is there an issue here? I always bow down before the British flag every morning, before taking my TARDIS down to Hogwarts, stopping at the Queen's place for tea and crumpets on the way, all the while calling everyone I see wankers and tossers.
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I was hoping this term was implying people who were Tea fanatics. I am disappointed.
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dotsforlife wrote:

I was hoping this term was implying people who were Tea fanatics. I am disappointed.


Yeah I was kind of disappointed too.

On topic, I think I have a T-shirt with the Union Jack on it. That's about as interested in any part of the UK as I get.
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Good to know that all Britain is known for now is tea, crumpets and a couple of TV shows...

Not far off tbh
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I actually am British and I drink a lot of tea. I don't do it just to seem more British, I just genuinely like tea. I've never liked Harry Potter and I used to like Doctor Who but Steven Moffat has just ruined it now.

Also, there isn't really a "british accent" since the accents vary depending on the region. I'm from London but now live in the north. The accents are incredibly different.

What I would say though with regards to people who are not british but like this sort of thing... so what? You like Harry Potter or Doctor Who? Okay, that's fine. You want to drink lots of tea? Well, that's fine too. You want to put on a "british accent"? Well whatever turns you on.

Seriously....who the fuck cares? Why are we obsessed with coming up with derogatory terms for people with different tastes to us. Weeaboos, teaboos, hipsters, etc... just grow the fuck up and get on with your lives! Last time I checked it wasn't against the law to like things from other countries.
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