British and Americanisms

Hai ACP,

I got bored and I was studying how to pronounce some British places since a lot of them were actually street names in my city. I thought I would like to do a fun kind of post comparing the UK and USA/Canada. Since most of our troops come from those countries and while we have a lot of similarities, we also do have a lot of differences! Being a Canadian, and before today, I never really learned how to say Gloucester, Leicester, Yorkshire and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch (Welsh town) properly. I am sure many Brits are also fascinated by stuff like why Americans call football, “soccer”. There are lots of differences between American and British English. For example the rank of Lieutenant in the UK is pronounced “Leftenant”. There are some more differences below. The American English will go first and the British English will go second. So here are some differences.

Gas station/Petrol station
Mashed potato and sausages/Bangers and mash
Realize/Realise (Remember Ek?)
Beating a dead horse/Flogging a dead horse
Math/Maths? (I am not too sure about this one)
Divided Highway/Dual carriageway

The real reason I am learning all this is so I can communicate with Flip and UK troops even more. 😆 You see this is how a conversation in PC between Flip/Ek and I goes.

Example 1

Ken Hey Flip what homework are you doing right now?
Flip: I am doing some Maths.
Ken: Uhh what? O_O I am also doing Math.
Flip: What? Its Maths! Not Math!

Example 2

Ken: Hey Ek did you know that the BBC reported about a snake being on some guy’s hood on his truck?
Ek: Some guy’s what and where? Don’t you mean the bonnet of his lorry?
Ken: Uh sure! Whatever that is (wary)…
Ken: Do you know of that Scottish Chinese girl from Harry Potter?
Ek: Yah, she is from Motherwell, you won’t know where that is (wary)

I asked Ek what was the most irritating thing you ever heard Americans say? And he said

There are many (wary) (Ek if you should like to elaborate please do and edit)

I then asked Foxtails what was the most irritating thing she thinks Brits say.

C’s swapped for S’s (Like practice and practise)

Oh Flip or Funks if you would like to add under Ek you can! Many all these differences can bring us together. What do you think? What do you find annoying? I know me speaking Canadian English, there is kind of like a mix between British and American English.


ACP Training: Ulead Session

Hai der ACP!

With Saturday without an event I quickly rushed to type up this post, wee’ve been mainly focusing on the Champions Cup and because of that we haven’t really given anyone else a chance to lead and shine lately, So I thought it might be time for a uLead session for the members and moderators to get a chance and lead. We know how you feel, when for a long period of time no one but the owners get a chance to lead and keep all the fun to themselves, but this Saturday we’re giving you the fun and the chance to lead. Anyone who wishes to lead will get their chance tomorrow, theres no time limit but only one person at a time will be able to lead.

ACP uLead Session

Saturday March 29th 2012

Server: Breeze

3:00 PM Eastern

2:00 PM Central

12:00 PM Mountain

11:00 AM Pacific

8:00 PM United Kingdom

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26th March – 1 Year Anniversary

Every single owner, especially Flipper & Ken, should check the private post.

Slider: The ACP uLead session has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date to make space for Flippers party. I’d also like to ask SWAT to stop advertising and trying to recruit off ACP chat.

Pre-Note: Flipper here, and i must apologise that I’ve been terrible inactive the past few days dew to me being ill and really not up to the task of being ACP leader, I mean I even stopped posting once a day – That means it was serious! 😆 I’m back now, and ready to restart with a PARTAAAAAAAAAAAAY.!

Flen’s 1 Year Anniversary Party! [TODAY!]

When: Saturday, 31st March 

Where: Breeze, all over!

Times: 11:30 PM Penguin Standard Time

11:30 PM PST

12:30 PM MST

1:30 PM CST

2:30 PM EST

7:30 PM BST [[ UK ]]

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I Need to Stop Talking About Xat…


Boomer says,

You should add that soldiers should use their club penguin name and preferably note their rank in their chat name, it’s hard as a leader (from personal experience) to remember who everyone is if they’re using a different name and have no rank mentioned, which can impact your chances of getting a promotion if the leader doesn’t make the connection that the guy with club penguin name X is actually you.

Hai dere, ACP!

This is your Head General speaking.. er, typing.  Lately I’ve been going off on all these armies trying to improve their chat.  In retrospect ACP has the most viewed army chat of all the armies.  Many other armies tend to hang out at our chat.  It’s no surprise that ACP is a welcoming community to others.  Even with our magnificent chatbox there still will be issues.  Including that activity of it.  Yesterday and the day before was a very slow day for us.  We weren’t really showing that charisma I know and love.  Let’s try to fix that, shall we?

(At this point my internet shuts down.  I have to take six hours to fix it, an important call to my internet provider, and then watch Survivor and call it a night.)

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