New Zealand, Australian, Irish, Scottish, and even to add insult to injury English, accents are so unintelligible to Americans that television programmes are being subtitled for the benefit of U.S audiences.
All in misspelt AmericaniSed English!
What a sad indictment English is being ripped apart by the Discovery Channel and trashy American movies.
Historically Americans have adopted the Queen’s English and then systematically set about destroying the world’s most popular language by bastardiSing ‘pigeoning’ it into the gutter.
Even words like ‘centre’ and ‘metre’ adopted from French get fucked-over by Americans.
Latin words like sulphur cheapened to sulfur.
All the other countries where English is spoken are happy with its phonetic construction – except for the US which thinks it now owns the language and arrogantly dismantling it word by word, gutter Hollywood movie by gutter Hollywood movie.
Americans are now so far out on a linguistic limb they are unable to even grasp English’s nuances when it comes out of the mouths of another speaker.
The historic divergence from the root means Americans can’t even understand anyone else with an accent they aren't use to!
I certainly have no problem hearing what other English-speakers have to say, this is reciprocated in listeners when the words come out of my mouth, spaced vowels and all.
Television series from the U.S do not have subtitles here in New Zealand.
If the Queen’s English is increasing now a foreign language to Americans, requires drastic subtitling - why don’t they simply drop-it altogether and create their own language?
That would do us all a favoUr.
The U.S can then be stuck with backward Imperial Units and its own pigeon language which no one else cares about, similar to its myopic sporting pursuits.
If spoken English the rest of the planet uses isn’t good enough for the U.S public to grasp then stop employing it.
Stop dismantling its roots and come up with your own bloody language!
A hybrid lexicon of gangster, Hispanic, Texting and a sub-branch of bastardiSed English that is ironically already being spoken on the streets of Crompton this very day.