If Discworld was edited "for Americans"

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Postby pip » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Dotsie wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:Eh? :shock:
I was, for once in my life, sticking up for the US.(believe it or not) :shock:
I never implied that Americans speak a different language. :shock:
If the Americans should leave the books alone, then should all other nationalities leave the books alone too? (is the point I was making.)
That's worth at least one rolly-eyes. :roll:


It wasn't what you were saying about Americans. It's your attitude to a new member of the forum - and you don't know where blake9 comes from, so you shouldn't have been confrontational. Roll your eyes all you want.


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Postby raisindot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:45 pm

poohcarrot wrote:6. The original three witches would be Granny, Nanny and Christine O'Donnell.


This is the best one! ROFL!

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Postby raisindot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:55 pm

blake9 wrote:I've never seen anything improved by being Americanised.


Umm, except America itself.

Oh, and the frequency of military victories in world wars.

And the whole idea of a republic based on a written constitution with mostly clearly delineated powers, separation of church and state, and written guarantees of freedom of speech, assembly, religious practice, trial by jury, habeaus corpus, gun ownership (boo), and the elimination of the right of aristocracy, and equal rights for all citizens (except for slaves until the Civil war and for black people until the mid 1960s).

But other than that, you're probably right.

:D

I do totally agree with you about the books, though. Leave the text as it is!

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:01 pm

They don't change books in the other direction, though.

I've read many a book set in America, and have yet to find out what a stoop is. :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:13 pm

pip wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:
Dotsie wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:
blake9 wrote:I've never seen anything improved by being Americanised.

They should leave the books alone.

So DW books should never be translated into different languages?


You know full well that is not what was meant. Americans speak the same language as us (perhaps not the same as you).

Eh? :shock:
I was, for once in my life, sticking up for the US.(believe it or not) :shock:
I never implied that Americans speak a different language. :shock:
If the Americans should leave the books alone, then should all other nationalities leave the books alone too? (is the point I was making.)
That's worth at least one rolly-eyes. :roll:


I almost nearly kinda felt sorry for you here Pooh

Cheers pip. :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:22 pm

Some of us, of a certain age, grew up in Britain with nearly every other TV show being an American one. So I find it easier to understand Americanisms than Sharlene does if she watches a DVD of a British movie.

In fact the other day I started to sing the theme to the Beverly Hillbillies. And I'm the only Brit that I know who can remember a TV series called 'My Mother the Car'. :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:26 pm

Tonyblack wrote:And I'm the only Brit that I know who can remember a TV series called 'My Mother the Car'. :lol:


Here, we try very hard to FORGET "My Mother the Car." Certainly not one of our premium exports...

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Postby Dotsie » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:35 pm

pip wrote:
Dotsie wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:Eh? :shock:
I was, for once in my life, sticking up for the US.(believe it or not) :shock:
I never implied that Americans speak a different language. :shock:
If the Americans should leave the books alone, then should all other nationalities leave the books alone too? (is the point I was making.)
That's worth at least one rolly-eyes. :roll:


It wasn't what you were saying about Americans. It's your attitude to a new member of the forum - and you don't know where blake9 comes from, so you shouldn't have been confrontational. Roll your eyes all you want.


He picks on me too :( :(


Cheers pip. :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:39 pm

Dotsie wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:
blake9 wrote:I've never seen anything improved by being Americanised.

They should leave the books alone.

So DW books should never be translated into different languages?


You know full well that is not what was meant. Americans speak the same language as us (perhaps not the same as you).

Cheers Dotsie. :P So you agree this accusation was false then? :?
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:45 pm

Clearly I was agreeing with pip that you picked on a newbie. You might cause less offence in future if you read posts properly.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:55 pm

Dotsie wrote: You might cause less offence in future if you read posts properly.
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Yeah, well, I only said might :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Dear blake9

I apologise if my post in response to yours seemed in any way confrontational. It was not intended to be. :(

A while back I made some tongue-in-cheek comments about the US and one person took them the wrong way and started slagging off America, thus insulting some of the Forum members. My post was trying to nip another such problem in the bud.

Sorry if you were offended. :(

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Postby pip » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Dotsie wrote:Yeah, well, I only said might :P


Might implies some level of probability but i can't see the statement being true no matter what trouser leg of time we venture into.

Even quantum has limitations. :D
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Postby pip » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:25 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Dear blake9

I apologise if my post in response to yours seemed in any way confrontational. It was not intended to be. :(

A while back I made some tongue-in-cheek comments about the US and one person took them the wrong way and started slagging off America, thus insulting some of the Forum members. My post was trying to nip another such problem in the bud.

Sorry if you were offended. :(

Poohcarrot.


Holy crap on a cracker. Pooh is handing out apologies.
Form an orderly queue.
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