Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Re: what kits this? (focus saloon)
trick is we speak english mike... not american... :) sorry, couldn't resist. It's very interesting however that of all the speakers of english all over the world, the yanks are the least able to understand any form but their own. As a result, every other english speaking country is able to translate from american english into their own (mainly because all our tv/movies and music are in american english naturally...) So stuff like "s'up y'all", "my bad", "she's all that" and any US slang from anywhere is pretty much understood by Aussie, english, south africans, kiwis and the rest.
Where as if I was to say
"hey cobber, had a yarn to my mates and they reckon that yanks are all just havin a toss."
then you'd probably be lost for words understanding it, although maybe not!! I'm not completely stereotyping here, maybe I'm wrong. But from the other 189 countries' opinion, the "world" extends beyond the 50 states.... :) Not meant as a diss to americans, just think it's interesting how even within one language, we can all be understood to varying degrees.
by the way my phrase translated into more understandable english "hey dude, i had a chat with my friends and they think that americans are all just fooling around"
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
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Last edited by Zetec; 09-26-03 at 03:41 AM.