Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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A quick question on Britspeak

Prompted by yet another story in which a British character refers to the USA as "The Colonies" without appearing to intend it as sarcasm or an insult.

Poll #1468439 Britspeak

It's common in US TV shows to have Brits call America "The Colonies"

I'm British and I always do this
0(0.0%)
I'm British and I never do this
19(33.3%)
Former colonies, surely
5(8.8%)
I'm not British but I do this
3(5.3%)
I'm not British and I never do this
14(24.6%)
Clicky!
3(5.3%)
Something else - see comments
13(22.8%)
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