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offline Cliff Glitchard from DEEP DOWN INSIDE on 2019-08-27 01:20 [#02584194]
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What is your favourite English words/terminology that
American's missuse to pretend they are superior to English?

Mine is; First Floor - which is American for Second Floor.
(go figure)



 

offline wavephace from President, CJAX on 2019-08-27 01:28 [#02584197]
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I'm not big on sports (other than the Women's World Cup and
the WNBA), but for me it's gotta be "football". Unlike the
American version, the game is actually played with a ball,
and feet. Crazy, I know. And "soccer" just makes me think of
domestic violence against women


 

offline Cliff Glitchard from DEEP DOWN INSIDE on 2019-08-27 01:46 [#02584206]
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Unfortunately soccer is an english word, described as
football for Amercians so you haven't won a Brand New
Datsun.

* ushers Cynthia to bring out a 89 Nissan Datsun by towrope
by tractor *

Unfortunately this is what you could have won.

And this is what it looks like on fire because you lost.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-08-27 01:54 [#02584209]
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soccer is actually pretty shit to watch. the field is too
big. no one ever scores. hockey is only slightly better --
still no scoring ever; instead people push each other over
and fight with co^H^Hsticks


 

offline wavephace from President, CJAX on 2019-08-27 01:56 [#02584210]
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I don't actually watch


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-08-27 01:58 [#02584211]
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basketball is the only major sport i find tolerable. rapid
scoring, regular acrobatics, smallish playfield. regulations
allow certain clods to go wild with hair and shoes and
whatever; this adds to the flair.

really, though, darts was what caught me by surprise. i
walked in the door, and a roommate had darts on. at first, i
thought, "oh, what shit."

ten minutes later, i realized i was still standing in the
doorway. i had not even taken off my shoes.

professional darts is owsum for so many reasons. first and
foremost: the faces the guys make when they're about to
throw. it's like music. hilarious music. aside from that,
darts is very streak-y. a guy will be killing it and then
the other guy will be killing it instead of tit-for-tat
methodical plays being the norm, as are with most TV sports.
then, of course, the whole "studio audience" is sauced and
wearing costumes and 2/3 of the cameras are covering the
audience, because you really only need a fixed camera or
four to cover the actual game


 


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