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post #16 of 113
Nope, it's not cool in the states
post #17 of 113
When I met a Jewish kid from Indiana speaking with an affected British accent (actually it sounded like a mishmash of Kiwi/Oz) and accompanying terminology, it just sounded fake and creepy. He obviously had issues.
post #18 of 113
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Originally Posted by blackjack View Post
When I met a Jewish kid from Indiana speaking with an affected British accent (actually it sounded like a mishmash of Kiwi/Oz) and accompanying terminology, it just sounded fake and creepy. He obviously had issues.

He was using the affectation to mask his insecurity about his monoball.
post #19 of 113
I always go out of my way to sound like the 'blokes' in "Snatch".
post #20 of 113
I have always been fond of British spellings.
post #21 of 113
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Originally Posted by coldarchon View Post
we say uber a lot ..

post #22 of 113
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
The only person in America who actually tries to look or sound British is Jetblast. I think that answers your question.

I have spent many years cultivating my online Australian persona
post #23 of 113
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I have spent many years cultivating my online Australian persona

In case you were wondering, M@t definitely sounds Australian. Very very Australian.
post #24 of 113
"At the end of the day." "shuttered" for shut. "cheers" "bloody" "shite" ending a declarative sentence with "yeah?" "wank/wanker" "bollocks" "snarky" "smarmy" These are strong gainers Stateside. I'm sure there are more, "for fuck's sake".
post #25 of 113
Years ago I had a prick roommate in LA who insisted on calling me his "flatmate" and referring to our shitbox apartment as his "flat." Soon after he began dating a Jewish girl, he started to greet everyone with "Shalom."
post #26 of 113
iGents?
post #27 of 113
I actually use "summat" and "Bob's your uncle" in written and spoken language respectively. I also use little syntactical quirks like "the gift that was given me". I don't use them because they're British, I use them because I like them.
post #28 of 113
brilliant
post #29 of 113
Noice.
post #30 of 113
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Not sure about the US, but my part of Canada "Cheers" is the go to salutation for "hip/cool" kids.

Speak for yourself. I shudder every time someone says that. I even found it in my lexicon a few years back and had to undergo Clockwork Orange style "learning" to rid myself of it.
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