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Posted: 2/15/2012 4:31:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:32:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 4:32:27 PM EDT by watchwatch]
yeap
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:32:27 PM EDT
yeah but you cant understand a damn thing they say with all the slang and shit
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:32:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 4:33:24 PM EDT by ChrisGarrett]
Judging by some of the posts here, it's not surprising.

Chris
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:33:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
yeah but you cant understand a damn thing they say with all the slang and shit

Very true. Same with the Aussies.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:33:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
yeah but you cant understand a damn thing they say with all the slang and shit
I'm going with that.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:33:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I heard that on the radio today, and I have no idea if it's true, but they guy on the radio said that the average Brit has a vocabulary of 6000 words, while the average American has a vocabulary of 2000 words.

I know it's a day past Brit-bash Tuesday, but I have to ask my fellow Americans: ARE WE GOING TO LET THIS TRAVESTY STAND?


What do the big word meen?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:33:51 PM EDT
OBAMA PRESIDENT NAH
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:34:00 PM EDT
They need to learn English
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:34:15 PM EDT
And do they have to " Press One for English " there?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:34:21 PM EDT

British people talk like fags, and their shit's all retarded.



Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:34:54 PM EDT
According to early childhood research, average children have a vocabulary by age ten well over 2000 words.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:35:05 PM EDT
4,000 words like chuffed, munted, dozywozy? I'll pass, mk thanks
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:35:12 PM EDT
I prefer nods and grunts..seems to work, less efforts and everyone understands.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:35:28 PM EDT
Ever fucking heard a fucking Canadian talk? Half of our fucking vocabulary is the word ''fuck''
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:35:52 PM EDT
2000 sounds awfully low. I'm skeptical.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:36:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By electrojk:
Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I heard that on the radio today, and I have no idea if it's true, but they guy on the radio said that the average Brit has a vocabulary of 6000 words, while the average American has a vocabulary of 2000 words.

I know it's a day past Brit-bash Tuesday, but I have to ask my fellow Americans: ARE WE GOING TO LET THIS TRAVESTY STAND?


What do the big word meen?


travesty is why big words fall to the ground faster than small ones.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:36:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:36:45 PM EDT
I have a vocabulary like a really big thing.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:36:48 PM EDT


God help us if the Brits want to improve our culinary confections...





Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:36:55 PM EDT
That's because they add useless letters and call it a word.

Flavor + Flavour = BAM, 2 words.

Plus they need fancy vocabulary to draw attention away from those fucked up teeth.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:37:00 PM EDT
Yeah, well learnin is fer faggots.

M'erica! Fuck yeah!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:37:09 PM EDT
If you count the various urban slang and mixed spanish vocabulary we use in the U.S. I'd bet we know more words.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:37:35 PM EDT
I'm sure there are folks who are bringing the average way down.


I can't understand any of those 6,000 words if they're cockney.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:37:36 PM EDT
There's something to be said for efficiency.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:38:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mr_Happyface:

British people talk like fags, and their shit's all retarded.





gonna go with this
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:38:16 PM EDT
My language skills are, ahh, you know, like, good and stuff.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:38:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I heard that on the radio today, and I have no idea if it's true, but they guy on the radio said that the average Brit has a vocabulary of 6000 words, while the average American has a vocabulary of 2000 words.

I know it's a day past Brit-bash Tuesday, but I have to ask my fellow Americans: ARE WE GOING TO LET THIS TRAVESTY STAND?


I have a prodigious lexicon, therefore I am doing my part to ameliorate this alleged deficiency.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:38:56 PM EDT
I've heard that the British have over 40 different words for tea.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:38:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By justsayin:
There's something to be said for efficiency.


Using the proper word in the proper context is the most efficient use of the language.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:38:59 PM EDT
"What the fuckin'....who the fuck...how did you two fuckin' fucks? FUCK!"
"Well, that certainly illustrates the diversity of the word."
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:39:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:40:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MMcfpd:
2000 sounds awfully low. I'm skeptical.


I just heard yesterday on the radio that the average kid enters school with a 5,000 word vocabulary.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:41:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:41:31 PM EDT
Bloody Wankers!!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:42:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
Well, when your country is bigger, your military is bigger, your dick is bigger, and your teeth are straight you don't need to chatter like Hugh Grant to get stuff done.


FUCK YEAH!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:42:37 PM EDT
M-O-O-N...that spells 2,000 words
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:43:15 PM EDT
They call cigarettes fags for crying out loud.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:43:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Treadhead:
M-O-O-N...that spells 2,000 words



Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:43:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By ValleyGunner:
According to early childhood research, average children have a vocabulary by age ten well over 2000 words.



Are you doubting the facts I heard on the radio?


I am.

The average American adult vocabulary is between 40,000 and 60,000 words depending on which linguist is doing the study.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:43:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:43:45 PM EDT
Mah baby di'int do nuffin...
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By shade_1313:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I heard that on the radio today, and I have no idea if it's true, but they guy on the radio said that the average Brit has a vocabulary of 6000 words, while the average American has a vocabulary of 2000 words.

I know it's a day past Brit-bash Tuesday, but I have to ask my fellow Americans: ARE WE GOING TO LET THIS TRAVESTY STAND?

I have a prodigious lexicon, therefore I am doing my part to ameliorate this alleged deficiency.


RED COAT!!!!

http://jordanhoffman.com/wp-content/uploads/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers-78.jpg


I have at least one ancestor who is documented to have shot Red Coats, thank you very much.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:45:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:45:43 PM EDT
I doubt it. I learned close to 1,000 Russian words in a span of four months, so a native speaker has to know a lot more than 2,000



Unless the average American is even dumber than I thought, which is entirely plausible.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:46:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
I am.

The average American adult vocabulary is between 40,000 and 60,000 words depending on which linguist is doing the study.


So you're saying that the person on the radio was not a very cunning linguist.


Anything is possible.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:46:38 PM EDT
"glaser" is not a word. nor is "vitimins" (see bear grylls)

at least half the shit they say dosnt count, so were still ahead.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:46:46 PM EDT
Brits probably still have an element of a classical education in their school system.

If you understand the basics of root words, your vocabulary magically expands. I'm talking Latin primarily but any familiarity with a foreign language will help your vocabulary.

This is coming from a guy that never took a formal foreign language course but read a shit ton and knew how to use a (printed) dictionary.

Truthfully, the best way to expand your vocabulary is to be literate and read voraciously and be able to operate a dictionary. I'm sure that that is a priority in American education, LOL.

More proof of what we've let ourselves become is more like it...
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