von uffiee, 2017-08-01, 16:07 Spam? 80.144.127....
A question to a sentence in it:
"Us Brits are unique in that we feel like we don't need to learn any other languages."
Does it mean: "Wir Britten sind einzigartig insofern als wir [...]"?
If yes, why is it "us" and not "we", resp. would "We Brits [...]" be right, too?
Only we (Brits) are unique is correct. Adding Brits changes nothing.
But why is there written "Us Brits [...]"? Is is something like the me-I-problem in http://forum.dict.cc/forum-questions/detail-875161-xy-had-issues-wi...?
Saying us (something) instead of we is quite common in everyday, colloquial BE.
Them Pommies' knowledge of English ain't worth one brass razoo and us Strines are even worse.
4;timfefe: It's been a long time since I had to look up nearly every word in a sentence while reading ... ;)
von MartinKr, 2017-08-01, 22:29 Spam? 37.58.58....
If you already have put in the work to look up all these words, why not share the translation with the rest of us? ;)
Brass razoo = plug nickel here. "Plug" (phony) coins used to be used to fool vending machines into
giving free cigarettes, or whatever.
Edit: I too is correct EN.
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von MartinKr, 2017-08-01, 22:50 Spam? 37.58.58....
Weird -- I was taught at school that "I too." is Denglish and "Me too." would be the only correct English version (and dict has also only "Me too." and doesn't have "I too.", too ...)
Your translation into DE is good.
Whilst Pommyland can refer to the entire UK, it's mainly used in Oz in reference to England. So a "Pommy/Pommie" (or, more commonly, just "Pomm") is usually an Englishman or an Englishwoman. A term of endearment for our antipodean brethren.
I too had to look up many of his words. Me too (objective) would be wrong in this case.
von uffiee, 2017-08-02, 01:11 Spam? 80.144.127....
I haven't heard of Strines before. Thanks :-)
"Strine" is basically the word "Australian" pronounced with a broad Aussie accent. In most cases, the word "Strine" refers to the EN language spoken in Australia.
Side comment: the words Pommy/Pommie/Pomm may have been coined long time ago as disparaging terms. This is not the case anymore - nowadays the words Pommy/Pommie/Pomm do not convey any positive or negative connotation.
von uffiee, 2017-08-02, 14:55 Spam? 80.144.127....
oh yes, I tried it with my best Foster's accent and can see it now :-)
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von Proteus-, 2017-08-02, 15:30 Spam? 193.83.230....
In Australia there is in most cases a relationship between one’s level of education and his or her command of the language. However, it does not always hold true. In Sydney University, where yours truly has spent a considerable portion of his adult life, you’ll find Australian born and educated professors who are world-class in their field but with poor language skills. A mystery, perhaps.
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