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Old 1st February 2008, 10:58 PM   #61
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Claro todo el mundo ya sabe que Wigan es el mejor equipo
It has no peer???
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Old 2nd February 2008, 11:49 AM   #62
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Old 2nd February 2008, 11:58 AM   #63
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pero Leeds estan campeones Super League
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Old 2nd February 2008, 02:03 PM   #64
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Think about it. There is a reason sensible English people prefer to live in Spain!!!
I have a feeling that this may have hit the mark

I lived in England for 3 months when I was 13, my mum was doing a course so we all followed here there.

It was ok, but I didn't find England to be an attractive destination to live in.

That being said, the people running the course said they find Aussies hardest to handle because they don't like rules, restrictions etc. So maybe we were the ones at fault.
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Old 2nd February 2008, 02:10 PM   #65
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I know there was some talk about Liverpool earlier and I found this handy pronunciation guide if you make it up there.

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Old 3rd February 2008, 01:55 PM   #66
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I may be going to England in the near future for like 6 months.
In case you're interested, here's a great online guide to British slang:

http://english2american.com/

In Holland, we are getting inundated with English (not that I mind, though - on the contrary, as long as it's not Dunglish! ), and about 75% of it is American English. Sometimes it's difficult to keep track of the differences, especially because American English has been making inroads into the UK as well. For example, I always thought 'jaywalking' was American English, but I have heard it on the BBC, too!

At the moment I'm reading a great primer on Britain for ESL students, 'Britain: The Country And its People: An Introduction For Learners of English' by James O'Driscoll. It's helping me to become more aware of British customs, British culture, etc. For instance, a 'public school' in Britain is really a private school! The book could be of some use to native speakers of English outside the UK as well, so I'd like to recommend it.
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P.s. ValenciaSon: the book on Britain is not a book on language, it's about the country and its customs, institutions, etc.
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Old 3rd February 2008, 02:54 PM   #68
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Some accents here,

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KH_kOjsXakM
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Old 4th February 2008, 03:54 AM   #69
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For example, I always thought 'jaywalking' was American English, but I have heard it on the BBC, too!
Because we don't (as far as I know) have a word for it.
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pero Leeds estan campeones Super League
Maybe but the NY Giants are the SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS beating the New England Patriots, who were 18-0!
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Old 4th February 2008, 08:43 AM   #71
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Maybe but the NY Giants are the SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS beating the New England Patriots, who were 18-0!
I managed to watch the first two quarters before I realized that NFL time takes 4 times as long as normal time ..and it was already one in the morning.

Very strange, no goalkeepers ..er goalminders and the referee kept dropping his hanky. Giants were 7-3 down but I had a feeling they'd do it. Is it better than winning the Carling Cup VS?
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Maybe but the NY Giants are the SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS
Doesn't that mean that they are World Champions as well?
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Is it better than winning the Carling Cup VS?
What's the Carly Cup?
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Doesn't that mean that they are World Champions as well?
That's a safe bet.
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Old 4th February 2008, 01:55 PM   #75
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What's the Carly Cup?
The Carling Cup is a bit like the UEFA Cup and other competitions for those who don't quite make the big time. It's something about which you're not too bothered (unless you win it) but it's better than nothing.
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The Carling Cup is a bit like the UEFA Cup and other competitions for those who don't quite make the big time. It's something about which you're not too bothered (unless you win it) but it's better than nothing.
If that's the case than the Superbowl is way bigger. Think the highest championship of a sport.
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If that's the case than the Superbowl is way bigger. Think the highest championship of a sport.
I think Tiddles knew that already. It's just that his mediocre team have reached the final of the aforementioned competition and he was hoping to big it up a bit.
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I think Tiddles knew that already. It's just that his mediocre team have reached the final of the aforementioned competition and he was hoping to big it up a bit.
He Lost me on his humor.
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Super League is for a game called Rugby League - think Grid Iron Football without the padding & helmets and no forward passes. Superleague is the highest trophy but the game itself is not as widespread as your football. to complicate the issue there is a similar but completely different game called Rugby Union

He means that though his team is in the Carling Cup its not a particularly big deal to anyone in the UK whos team isnt in it. Same with the UEFA cup but thats European not Domestic.- These are Association Football (soccer to you). Advice : dont ask anyone to explain the soccer offside rule to you, youll be there for ages.

English understatement, youll get it when youve been here a bit.... oh and if you come in the Summer theres the joys of cricket - a game played for 5 days, often to a draw
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Hey gary, NRL Premiers is a much better title

I watched the Superbowl and was rooting for Patriots. It's the first game I have seen in my life and it was really quite enthralling, you can see why the Americans love it so much.
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