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Sue Feb 19th 2012 5:17 pm

Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
I've done a search and can't find this in this section ... so apologies, if you seen it before ... but for those who haven't .... enjoy!



I've only just come across it and laughed my head off (not literally)

cluedweasel Feb 19th 2012 5:51 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
I love David Mitchell. I don't think we're entirely innocent of phrases that make no sense. Can anyone explain "it would be cheap at half the price" to describe something inexpensive? Of course it would be. A $160,000 Ferrari would be (comparatively) cheap at $80,000 but it doesn't mean it's a bargain at $160,000. then again, maybe I'm grabbing the wrong end of the stick :)

CAdreaming Feb 19th 2012 7:08 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
LOL LOL LOL thanks Sue!! I especially love the 'erbs!! what is all that about!!!
Just played it for DH - he just said the guy talks too much - like all us Brits and that he could care less!!!!! :rofl::rofl: Touchy!!!!

Karrie72 Feb 19th 2012 9:27 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
That is just too funny!

Bob Feb 19th 2012 9:46 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
I've seen a few of them in the past and they are great aren't they....one of the few worth subscribing to on Youtube :)

Vitalstatistix Feb 19th 2012 11:03 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
I like this a lot. I get on my soapbox about the use of 'gotten' it's 'got'.:frown:

Rant over:rofl:

Captain Cheesestick Feb 19th 2012 11:08 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
This belongs here as well then.


fatbrit Feb 19th 2012 11:24 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 

Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix (Post 9910500)
I like this a lot. I get on my soapbox about the use of 'gotten' it's 'got'.:frown:

Rant over:rofl:

Gotten is fine.

British English - get, got, got
American English - get, got, gotten

CAdreaming Feb 19th 2012 11:36 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex (Post 9910505)
This belongs here as well then.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xUdaPNXC_68

OMG I love this!!! DH is out - cant wait till he gets home to show him!!! Hes going to love it -NOT!!! :eek:

Sheepdip Feb 20th 2012 2:11 am

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
The one that drives me mad is using 'no' in place of 'not' as in: -

"Did you do that or no?"

WTF?!?

robin1234 Feb 20th 2012 2:44 am

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 

Originally Posted by fatbrit (Post 9910519)
Gotten is fine.

British English - get, got, got
American English - get, got, gotten

And of course, "gotten" was standard in British English three hundred years ago.

tonrob Feb 20th 2012 6:43 am

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 

Originally Posted by cluedweasel (Post 9910162)
I love David Mitchell. I don't think we're entirely innocent of phrases that make no sense. Can anyone explain "it would be cheap at half the price" to describe something inexpensive? Of course it would be. A $160,000 Ferrari would be (comparatively) cheap at $80,000 but it doesn't mean it's a bargain at $160,000. then again, maybe I'm grabbing the wrong end of the stick :)

I believe the phrase is "would be cheap at twice the price". That makes more sense.

Lord_GG_Byron Feb 20th 2012 6:46 am

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 

Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 9910664)
And of course, "gotten" was standard in British English three hundred years ago.

Just like ain't, but we're considered uncouth for using it.

Egg and Cress Feb 20th 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 

Originally Posted by Sue (Post 9910142)
I've done a search and can't find this in this section ... so apologies, if you seen it before ... but for those who haven't .... enjoy!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

I've only just come across it and laughed my head off (not literally)

Gee, if that's all we have to do to gain the respect of you Brits, I should think we could handle that! I've been browbeaten into saying Herbs by my resident Brit, but it still feels alien on my lips. Now he's working on gair-edge instead of my gar-ahdje. :lol: I really like this clip - guess I'll have to see what else I can find by David Mitchell. :thumbsup: Thanks for my first chuckle of the day! :D

Hiro11 Feb 20th 2012 3:42 pm

Re: Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
 
"Could care less" instead of "couldn't care less" isn't a proper American expression either, it's incorrect here as well. People who say that are generally disreputable types who say "irregardless", spell the possessive of "it" as "it's" and the like.


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