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An American Fail? · 2:05pm Mar 11th, 2017

Apparently the British satirical magazine Private Eye is now listed on numerous 'fake news' sites for having covers like this:

This, coupled with the existence of the show Friends, leads me to the conclusion that comedy is a largely unpractised art in the USA.

It occurs to me how ironic it would be if I got outraged comments on this post (which is, of course, intended as a joke); and, indeed, how well it would reinforce my point.

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*gasp* :pinkiegasp:

<insert 5 6 18 paragraph, extremely outraged comment about the 'Murican supremely seriously serious sense of serious humour and stuffs like th@t>


Also:

Her Magesty the Queeg

Um...

O u T R A G E

4451602 'Her Majesty the Queeg' is a slightly pointless Ronnie Barker reference.
4451650 Your outrage is noted. :coolphoto:

4451676 damn limeys and your humor engines

4451683 We don't have humor over here. Just humour. :derpytongue2:

4451687 ugh superflous U'ssssssss

4451691
The U's actually affect pronunciation quite a bit if you follow the rules...

Humor: /humm-or/ vs Humour: /hue-more/

Color: /coh-lor/ vs Colour: /cah-ler/

4451712 Hm.


I think I would need to listen to it. Also, part of the problem is that I pronounce color like "Cull-er" only with more drawl, and "Humor" like "Hyoo-mer" with a lot of flat nasally new-south accent so my perception of how that would sound is way off.

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Yeah, I see what you mean. Accents, man. It's a big problem when you're trying to spell things phonetically. It took me a little while to figure out how to represent them in my comment, 'cause I very likely have a mix American-South African accent.

4451691 I am not the sort of man to discuss the transatlantic linguistic debate. To avoid problems, I sometimes go so far as to avoid using certain words altogether.

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I recently confused a gaggle of American students by claiming that I had a large collection of jumpers. I should perhaps, for clarity's sake, have said 'sweaters'. It turns out that a jumper is something quite different in America.

4451782 seeing Yankees on FinFic trying to approximate an Arkansas-Texas accent is like physically painful

4451884 That's why, despite quite liking Applejack, I tend to steer clear of writing dialogue for her. Not that I don't have that problem if anyone tries to write in The Queen's English. If I hear Fancy Pants use the imperfect tense instead of the perfect again I swear my head will explode.

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