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I see London, I see France...
Posted by: karsen
Date: October 25, 2007 07:36AM
Dolphins LB Channing Crowder, who appears likely to start in the middle Sunday against the Giants with Zach Thomas ailing, says he didn't know until Tuesday that people in London speak English.

"I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries," he said. "I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I know London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name."

Source: Palm Beach Post

Channing Crowder is a graduate of the University of Florida.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 07:42AM
He's just ignorant. No law says you have to know what 90% of the other people know. And, he makes more money than most of us do, too. Go figure.

Anyway, while watching the Bionic woman last night (SPOILER) she switched to speak like those in the UK I told my wife who just entered, "Oh, she's speaking English now".....errr "I mean she's not speaking her regular English, American now" ..."uh, I mean she has a British dialect while she's undercover in this scene".

So, what the F is the proper, universally accepted term/phrase to differentiate what I call a British dialect from a US dialect?
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 25, 2007 07:46AM
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AAA
So, what the F is the proper, universally accepted term/phrase to differentiate what I call a British dialect from a US dialect?

Any Brit will tell you that the language Americans speak is not 'English'.



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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 07:48AM
That's why I usually say "American", proudly.

For DARN sure the antipodeans don't speak American. smiling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2007 07:48AM by AAA.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: karsen
Date: October 25, 2007 07:53AM
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AAA
So, what the F is the proper, universally accepted term/phrase to differentiate what I call a British dialect from a US dialect?

The Queen's English

edit: It's not just the language though, he thinks London is a country.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2007 07:55AM by karsen.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 08:00AM
Well, at over 15 million or so, he's not far off. But again, it does not seem to be a deciding factor in his ability to be a productive citizen.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 25, 2007 08:10AM
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karsen
Channing Crowder is a graduate of the University of Florida.


This surprises you?






I'm sure the nerd that took his geography final for him knows where London is.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: honu
Date: October 25, 2007 08:11AM
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AAA
Anyway, while watching the Bionic woman last night (SPOILER) she switched to speak like those in the UK I told my wife who just entered, "Oh, she's speaking English now".....errr "I mean she's not speaking her regular English, American now" ..."uh, I mean she has a British dialect while she's undercover in this scene".

Michelle Ryan is actually English so that wasn't too much of a stretch for her.



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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 08:14AM
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honu
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AAA
Anyway, while watching the Bionic woman last night (SPOILER) she switched to speak like those in the UK I told my wife who just entered, "Oh, she's speaking English now".....errr "I mean she's not speaking her regular English, American now" ..."uh, I mean she has a British dialect while she's undercover in this scene".

Michelle Ryan is actually English so that wasn't too much of a stretch for her.

That's what I thought. She is also fairly EXPRESSIONLESS.
Now the guy that plays Lee Adama in BSG does a good job of hiding his past sins...err queen's english stuff.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 25, 2007 08:17AM
I believe he is a Kiwi, not from Blighty.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 08:29AM
uh, see, those terms mean nothing to me. blighty? (I know...google it.)
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: honu
Date: October 25, 2007 08:40AM
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Lux Interior
I believe he is a Kiwi, not from Blighty.

Londoner. [en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 25, 2007 08:45AM
Blimey, Guvna! I knew you'd suss it out!
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: davester
Date: October 25, 2007 08:45AM
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AAA
Well, at over 15 million or so, he's not far off. But again, it does not seem to be a deciding factor in his ability to be a productive citizen.

He's a productive citizen too? I thought he was only a professional football player.



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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: wurm
Date: October 25, 2007 08:49AM
Mr. Crowder, meet Ms. Upton...

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, um, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future."
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: billb
Date: October 25, 2007 08:55AM
He has to know where the goal posts and receivers are and which one to aim at, not where London Bridge is. (now, even that might be a trick question )

Everyone here could answer all of the above, right ? :-)

Can he spell and type well, too ?



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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 25, 2007 09:09AM
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billb
He has to know where the goal posts and receivers are and which one to aim at, not where London Bridge is. (now, even that might be a trick question )

Didn't it fall down?

And only the kicker needs to know where the goalposts are.

LBs just need to know who to pummel.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 09:11AM
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honu
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Lux Interior
I believe he is a Kiwi, not from Blighty.

Londoner. [en.wikipedia.org]

Most shocking is he's married...with children.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 25, 2007 09:12AM
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davester
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AAA
Well, at over 15 million or so, he's not far off. But again, it does not seem to be a deciding factor in his ability to be a productive citizen.

He's a productive citizen too? I thought he was only a professional football player.

In the only way that matters to a capitalist nation...he produces tax revenue.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: karsen
Date: October 25, 2007 09:36AM
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wurm
Mr. Crowder, meet Ms. Upton...

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, um, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future."

They should hook up and make smart U.S. Americans childrens.
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: October 25, 2007 12:58PM
This is my fave part in a sad sort of way...

"He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London."
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Re: I see London, I see France...
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: October 25, 2007 07:37PM
Did he actually graduate or just attend the University of Florida?
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