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 Post subject: English?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:16 pm 
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Why the subject? Have you ever questioned your schooling on why you should be subjected to the subject known as english? How now is a brown cow.. The british state and their schooling cemented a subject called english into Scottish schools. It remains to this day. But what is actually english about it? I have no brown cows.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:51 am 
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The best use of it is for talking to folk outside the UK IMHO. It's all Yankee English noo - that's the form most Europeans learn - all Chuck and Luanne not Frederick and Allegra.

An aunt isn't an ahnt now, she's an ant. Fries not chips. Apartments not flats. Jail not gaol.

British English is getting watered down faster than Gaidhlig these days.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:55 am 
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P.s. I think English is utterly unsuited to be an international language - its spelling system is horrible, it's often ambiguous and the grammar is all over the place.

I reckon Spanish is a better candidate for various reasons.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:39 pm 
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Aye agreed. Spanish is much better. Less aggressive.


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Spanish words tend to be said the way they're written on the page. Same can't be said for English.
Spannish wurds tend tu bee sed thuh weigh their ritten oan thuh payj. Saym kahnt bee sed fawr Inglish.

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If it's any consolation Talorgan, a lot of people are simplifying it. So Bank of Scotland is Banca na h-Alba rather than Banca na h-Albainn. I'm not completely against that....

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