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  1. #51
    Ha, I don't type with a Texan accent either, but I probably use words and phrases sometimes only a Texan would be likely to use. That is, sometimes my heritage comes forth in my writing.

    Yeah, English can be a real challenge for someone not brought up with it.
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    I'm with ya midnight, being from the South sometimes I don't even think about it when I type in y'all for you all. Drives some of my online buds bonkers.
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  3. #53
    As has been mentioned, English is hard enough to master for natives, let alone ESL-writers.

    A great deal of our learning here on the forum is about the regional variations in spelling, grammar, pronunciation and accents, and punctuation. I'm one of the lucky ones: always topped my class in English, and ranked in the top 1.2% of the English-speaking population, but I still have to check words, uses, and regional variations.

    I have nothing but admiration for those who can master two or more languages, but for this forum, one language is enough to deal with, and that one language is English in all of its varied expressions.
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  4. #54
    So posting in Wookie isn't allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anfinson View Post
    So posting in Wookie isn't allowed?
    No, not without an accredited translation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anfinson View Post
    So posting in Wookie isn't allowed?
    I had to ask BFF Google what Wookie is. Facepalm.

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    Here's a thought, would it help if people added a tag to the first part of a post containing story / poetry content like this

    "US English" for those who write American English

    and

    "BR English" for those who write British English

    Just a thought
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  8. #58
    I understand the sentiment, but they're both the same language. The only difference is pronunciation and spelling.

    Have you ever read a book by an American author and needed a disclaimer to say that it was written in U.S. English, or vice versa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    I understand the sentiment, but they're both the same language. The only difference is pronunciation and spelling.

    Have you ever read a book by an American author and needed a disclaimer to say that it was written in U.S. English, or vice versa?
    But... but... English English smells like tea and old buildings...

    And last I checked my watch, I speak 'MERICAN.
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    dayum -- they're both furrin.
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