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UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« on: November 28, 2018, 03:33:13 AM »
I’ve never been to the UK or outside of America, but to any user who is either from the UK or who knows about it, what are some of the ways it differs from the USA? What are ways the two nations are alike, also?

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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 05:17:35 AM »
Oune majour diffeureunce is our louve of the letteur U

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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 11:44:29 AM »
I’ve never been to the UK or outside of America, but to any user who is either from the UK or who knows about it, what are some of the ways it differs from the USA? What are ways the two nations are alike, also?

What is "it"? Mario games in general? Well, I know that one thing Kamek says in a MP game is considered a swear word in UK (I think I'm remembering this right), so they had that changed.

Also, not related to the UK, but Japanese versions of any game tend to be more risque or gory. For example, in PM:TTYD, there is a house with blood and a Toad chalk outline on the ground in the Japanese version.

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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 01:10:19 PM »
That word in MP8 was spastic.

My version of the game has no problem showing that.

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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 08:48:46 PM »
What is "it"? Mario games in general? Well, I know that one thing Kamek says in a MP game is considered a swear word in UK (I think I'm remembering this right), so they had that changed.
It's not really a "swear" as it's more of a slur (like replace "spastic" with "retarded" and that's a pretty accurate for the UK equivalent). On the other hand, Chunky's line in the DK rap has "hell", which I guess is milder (Rare, DK64's developer) is a British company).

The British also like to separate "percent" into two words and they like substituting "z" for "s" (e.g. organise, recognise, realise)
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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 09:10:45 PM »
I am fascinated by British slang, because I thought they sound very authentic and charming. Some examples include "knackered" (tired), "mate" (friend), "miffed" (irked), "snog" (to make out), and for some reason, I like "up the stick" (pregnant). Also, "bomb" means differently between UK and US, where it's something positive in the UK but the opposite for US.

Oh, and don't forget Dennis the Menace! The UK and US versions are very different that debuted in the same month and year (US is a bit older though his in-universe age is younger).


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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 12:05:29 AM »
That word in MP8 was spastic.

My version of the game has no problem showing that.
In the American version, he just says "Let me use my magic to make this all a little more interesting..."  That's just a difference between the UK version and other European versions.

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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2018, 04:58:26 AM »
The British also like to separate "percent" into two words
wait do we?

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 12:18:01 PM »
The British also like to separate "percent" into two words
wait do we?
I've seen it done in a few places, but I don't think it's hugely common. It probably comes from the fact it is derived from two words, but it's most commonly written as one. Except my spell checker currently thinks it should be two. It's one word in my maths textbooks.

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 02:38:42 AM »
one big difference is the size, you could fit about 39 of the united kingdom into the united states

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Re: UK/USA Differences/Similarities
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »
only one of them has mass shootings every month

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 04:16:01 PM »
and over 300 shootings this year which is terribly close to one shooting a day


also people in the us think uk/great britain/england are the same thing and people in the uk think uk/great britain/england are all different
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 02:28:51 PM »
england is the part that's not including scotland, wales and northern ireland

great britain is the part that's not including northern ireland (basically the name of the mainland)

uk is the part that includes all of them

that's why the uk's full title is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"



...that's just in case people didn't know of course

also an addendum: the title "the british isles" refers to britain and ireland and any extra territories in that area
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 02:30:36 PM by Gellert Grindelwald »