Brits need to learn English...

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    and enunciate more clearly.

    I'm watching "Edward the King" which is an old television series, it seems..I found it on Netflix. It's really very good, but for GOD'S SAKES even using the subtitle function you have to guess at about 1/3 of the dialogue. They mutter, slur into their beards, whisper...crap it's annoying. And it comes across as "inaudible INAUDIBLE inaudible" on the subtitle text.

    Thank goodness they aren't that hard to figure out.
     
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    Really? There's a reason it's called "English" silly girl...
     
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    "mrumphlmphumperdumpfft"

    "inaudible Your Majesty, wut wut!"
     
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    I was married to a Brit for a few years, the accent doesn't bother me.
     
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    I say old girl, bit strong, don't you think.
    Pip pip.
    Tally ho.
     
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    Brits need to learn English...

    So do the Mexicans.
     
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    Oh I don't mind the accent.

    It's the muttering.

    "flabblegibbotremrklabllehehheh"

    "Six inches off the waist *inaudible* Lillie Langtry in the king's looseblox *inaudible*"

    Direct quote.
     
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    Americans speak a better English than the Brits do......more understandable
     
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    The only ones who are intelligible are the Germans/Prussians...the Kaiser is never inaudible!
     
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    North American English is one of the most difficult and hacked languages in existence. Not to mention it's the most difficult to phonetically learn (as far as major languages)..

    Our grammar and punctuation is even difficult....

    As far as languages and grammar, English is the most complicated...

    IMO, I have a difficult time understanding the fools from across the pond, even more so with the Aussies.. They talk like they have 15 sticks of gum in their mouth...
     
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