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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:31:47 PM
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?
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:32:27 PM
yeah but you cant understand a damn thing they say with all the slang and shit
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Judging by some of the posts here, it's not surprising.

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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.
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yeah but you cant understand a damn thing they say with all the slang and shit
I'm going with that.

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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:33:29 PM
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?
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:34:15 PM
And do they have to " Press One for English " there?
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British people talk like fags, and their shit's all retarded.



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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:34:54 PM
According to early childhood research, average children have a vocabulary by age ten well over 2000 words.
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4,000 words like chuffed, munted, dozywozy? I'll pass, mk thanks
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I prefer nods and grunts..seems to work, less efforts and everyone understands.
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Ever fucking heard a fucking Canadian talk? Half of our fucking vocabulary is the word ''fuck''
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2000 sounds awfully low. I'm skeptical.
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:36:24 PM
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?


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I have a vocabulary like a really big thing.
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God help us if the Brits want to improve our culinary confections...





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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:36:55 PM
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.

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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:37:00 PM
Yeah, well learnin is fer faggots.

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If you count the various urban slang and mixed spanish vocabulary we use in the U.S. I'd bet we know more words.
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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.
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:38:05 PM
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British people talk like fags, and their shit's all retarded.





gonna go with this
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My language skills are, ahh, you know, like, good and stuff.
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:38:18 PM

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.

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I've heard that the British have over 40 different words for tea.
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There's something to be said for efficiency.


Using the proper word in the proper context is the most efficient use of the language.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!


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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.


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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:42:37 PM
M-O-O-N...that spells 2,000 words
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They call cigarettes fags for crying out loud.
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Originally Posted By Treadhead:
M-O-O-N...that spells 2,000 words



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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:43:32 PM
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.
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Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Are you doubting the facts I heard on the radio?

Sigline material there.
That can't possibly be as poignant as it sounds.
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:44:56 PM

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!!!!

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

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Posted: 2/15/2012 8:46:38 PM
"glaser" is not a word. nor is "vitimins" (see bear grylls)

at least half the shit they say dosnt count, so were still ahead.
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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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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.

Don't listen to anything he says. He went to Penn State, so he's practically a Brit himself.

I read that on the internet somewhere.
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I have at least one ancestor who is documented to have shot Red Coats, thank you very much.



I have ancestors that killed redcoats. And that scalped them. And that killed colonists.

Apparently my ancestors didn't let wars and shit get in the way of their genitals.
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