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I long ago stopped being surprised that people in different countries use different forms of language. All in all it seems quite reasonable to me.

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It's not just different countries, it's constantly evolving even in your own lexicon/family/town etc. 

 

I just came in here to moan about my hair but stayed for the language evolution debate.

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On 31/12/2018 at 00:41, forlanssister said:

Good God no!  

 

Bad enough marrying a Brocher let alone a Belger.

Excuse my ignorance, but where are these people from?

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1 hour ago, BEARGER said:

Excuse my ignorance, but where are these people from?

Fraserburgh and Cairnbulg/inverallochy

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5 hours ago, BEARGER said:

Excuse my ignorance, but where are these people from?

 

3 hours ago, forlanssister said:

Fraserburgh and Cairnbulg/inverallochy

Brochers also come from Burghead, along the coast a bit. A very staunch wee town

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I have grijs or grau depending if I am in Holland or Germany.:D

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On 28/12/2018 at 07:33, Gonzo79 said:

Grey is British English and gray is Yank English (not officially but widely accepted to be the case). 

Is Yank English not closer to proper English? Our form if English has evolved more than the version used in the US. For example, labor is an old English word but due to the influence of France we adopted another vowel and used "labour". Same with colour/color. 

Edited by BlackSocksRedTops

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No such thing as "proper English" but if you mean is it closer to archaic forms then in some cases yes

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And yes English has been heavily influenced by French (Norman conquest), Norwegian (Viking invasions) as well as a multitude of other things, constantly changes and evolves.

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