History GratuitousEnglish / RealLife

1st Dec '16 3:03:35 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* [[http://peridorito-trash.tumblr.com/post/126440675450 Here]] is a collection of shirts with Gratuitous English on them.
28th Jun '16 10:01:56 AM Josh47
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* The interesting speech held by Ingrid Antičević Marinović in the European Parliament, is full of gratuitous pronounciation and had people in Croatia who speak English pulling their hair. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH460wxQOTI This is what it sounded like.]] This is what she meant to say: [our tasks are] to combat corruption, rule of law, to reform judiciary, and so on, but we are aware, and we are aware to meet our commitment to our citizens, to resolve, to preserve, and even more to develop our? rfa? state. I think that it's our task in Croatia and in the whole Europe, because people must trust us. Thank you. - During the same day there was already a Gangnam style and Harlem shake parodies of the speech, and the saddest thing is, she could have spoken in her mother tongue with professional translators translating in English. When teenagers in Croatian schools speak better English than the politicians, one has to wonder where the country is going.

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* The interesting speech held by Ingrid Antičević Marinović in the European Parliament, is full of gratuitous pronounciation and had people in Croatia who speak English pulling their hair. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH460wxQOTI This is what it sounded like.]] This is what she meant to say: [our tasks are] to combat corruption, rule of law, to reform judiciary, and so on, but we are aware, and we are aware to meet our commitment to our citizens, to resolve, to preserve, and even more to develop our? rfa? our welfare state. I think that it's our task in Croatia and in the whole Europe, because people must trust us. Thank you. - During the same day there was already a Gangnam style and Harlem shake parodies of the speech, and the saddest thing is, she could have spoken in her mother tongue with professional translators translating in English. When teenagers in Croatian schools speak better English than the politicians, one has to wonder where the country is going.
6th Jun '16 10:51:31 AM MikeK
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* Similar to other incidents above, Ana Botella (The mayor of Madrid at the time) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SluVUMq0Q4g&ab_channel=gromenawer gave a horrible speech in English]] where she defended the candidature of Madrid as the Olimpic venue of 2020. This made her the butt of thousands of jokes and parodies including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpti5ZDvy_k&ab_channel=DavidG one where]] she gave the speech in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.

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* Similar to other incidents above, Ana Botella (The mayor of Madrid at the time) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SluVUMq0Q4g&ab_channel=gromenawer gave a horrible speech in English]] where she defended the candidature of Madrid as the Olimpic Olympic venue of 2020. This made her the butt of thousands of jokes and parodies including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpti5ZDvy_k&ab_channel=DavidG one where]] she gave the speech in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.



* One Polish manufacturer of shampoo named its product "Radical". It gets funnier when you consier it is for women aged 40+.

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* One Polish manufacturer of shampoo named its product "Radical". It gets funnier when you consier consider it is for women aged 40+.40+.
* [[http://www.injapanthisisperfectlynormal.com/tag/starvations/ There's a chain of Japanese children's clothing stores called Starvations]]: The supposed explanation is that they were going for a WordPureeTitle combining "star" and "innovations" but ended up with something that was already an English word.
10th Apr '16 4:08:51 AM hks15361
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* Common in Cantonese due to Hong Kong being a British colony in the past, in contrast to Mandarin Chinese where it is almost nonexistent. For example, a baby in (informal) Cantonese is "BB", as in, that is how it's actually written, there aren't Chinese or Cantonese characters for it.

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* Common in Cantonese due to Hong Kong being a British colony in the past, in contrast to Mandarin Chinese where it is almost nonexistent. For example, a baby in (informal) Cantonese is "BB", as in, that is how it's actually written, there aren't Chinese or Cantonese characters for it. In conversation, it's not uncommon to hear a few English words interspersed wihin. It doesn't help that most of the words are easily translatable like "lunch," "assignment," "caltor" (short form for calculator) or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick "in" (short form for integration in calculus)]] or even meaningless, expressive words like "Well," [[LikeIsLikeAComma "like"]] or some F-Bombs. Some particularly {{egregious}} speakers may be degraded as the so-called "Faux ABC"[[note]]ABC stands for ''American-born Chinese''[[/note]], meaning they are trying willfully to try to sound more "classy" like a fluent English speaker.
18th Mar '16 11:22:16 PM Twentington
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* One Polish manufacturer of shampoo named its product "Radical". [[ItGetsFunnier]] when you consier it is for women aged 40+.

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* One Polish manufacturer of shampoo named its product "Radical". [[ItGetsFunnier]] It gets funnier when you consier it is for women aged 40+.
5th Mar '16 4:30:59 AM Angus_Old
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* Finns, as a whole, love GratuitousEnglish. There's even a dialect called "slangi" which is basically inserting random Swedish and English words into otherwise Finnish sentences. Finns also tend to swear in English (and German) sometimes, usually when they want to swear without sounding like they're actually swearing. There are even "Finnish" words that are basically just English words spelled phonetically in Finnish - "pliis" (please - Finnish doesn't really have a word for please), "jes" (yes) "jeah" (yeah), "oolrait" (alright) and "nevähööd" ("never heard", basically meaning "I've never heard of it") are all commonly heard among Finnish teenagers and young adults.

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* Finns, as a whole, love GratuitousEnglish. There's even a dialect called "slangi" which is basically inserting random Swedish and English words into otherwise Finnish sentences. Finns also tend to swear in English (and German) sometimes, usually when they want to swear without sounding like they're actually swearing. There are even "Finnish" words that are basically just English words spelled phonetically in Finnish - "pliis" (please - Finnish doesn't really have a word for please), "jes" (yes) "jeah" (yeah), "oolrait" (alright) and "nevähööd" ("never heard", basically meaning "I've never heard of it") are all commonly heard among Finnish teenagers and young adults.adults.
* One Polish manufacturer of shampoo named its product "Radical". [[ItGetsFunnier]] when you consier it is for women aged 40+.
22nd Jan '16 10:25:45 PM nombretomado
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** The German word for a cell phone is ''Handy'', which is even pronounced English, but a completely new German invention. MeaningfulName, much? StephenFry, by the way, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EPz2JsbUk finds it hilarious]]. For those foreigners out there, handy has another meaning rather than "useful". It is NSFW.

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** The German word for a cell phone is ''Handy'', which is even pronounced English, but a completely new German invention. MeaningfulName, much? StephenFry, Creator/StephenFry, by the way, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EPz2JsbUk finds it hilarious]]. For those foreigners out there, handy has another meaning rather than "useful". It is NSFW.
30th Sep '15 7:28:14 AM TwilightLord
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* [[http://peridorito-trash.tumblr.com/post/126440675450 Here]] is a collection of shirts with Gratuitous English on them.

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* [[http://peridorito-trash.tumblr.com/post/126440675450 Here]] is a collection of shirts with Gratuitous English on them.them.
* Finns, as a whole, love GratuitousEnglish. There's even a dialect called "slangi" which is basically inserting random Swedish and English words into otherwise Finnish sentences. Finns also tend to swear in English (and German) sometimes, usually when they want to swear without sounding like they're actually swearing. There are even "Finnish" words that are basically just English words spelled phonetically in Finnish - "pliis" (please - Finnish doesn't really have a word for please), "jes" (yes) "jeah" (yeah), "oolrait" (alright) and "nevähööd" ("never heard", basically meaning "I've never heard of it") are all commonly heard among Finnish teenagers and young adults.
11th Aug '15 11:37:58 AM Dragon_Feathers
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* Similar to other incidents above, Ana Botella (The mayor of Madrid at the time) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SluVUMq0Q4g&ab_channel=gromenawer gave a horrible speech in English]] where she defended the candidature of Madrid as the Olimpic venue of 2020. This made her the butt of thousands of jokes and parodies including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpti5ZDvy_k&ab_channel=DavidG one where]] she gave the speech in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.

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* Similar to other incidents above, Ana Botella (The mayor of Madrid at the time) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SluVUMq0Q4g&ab_channel=gromenawer gave a horrible speech in English]] where she defended the candidature of Madrid as the Olimpic venue of 2020. This made her the butt of thousands of jokes and parodies including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpti5ZDvy_k&ab_channel=DavidG one where]] she gave the speech in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.
* [[http://peridorito-trash.tumblr.com/post/126440675450 Here]] is a collection of shirts with Gratuitous English on them.
28th Jun '15 9:00:54 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* The interesting speech held by Ingrid Antičević Marinović in the European Parliament, is full of gratuitous pronounciation and had people in Croatia who speak English pulling their hair. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH460wxQOTI This is what it sounded like.]] This is what she meant to say: [our tasks are] to combat corruption, rule of law, to reform judiciary, and so on, but we are aware, and we are aware to meet our commitment to our citizens, to resolve, to preserve, and even more to develop our ?rfa? state. I think that it's our task in Croatia and in the whole Europe, because people must trust us. Thank you. - During the same day there was already a Gangnam style and Harlem shake parodies of the speech, and the saddest thing is, she could have spoken in her mother tongue with professional translators translating in English. When teenagers in Croatian schools speak better English than the politicians, one has to wonder where the country is going.

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* The interesting speech held by Ingrid Antičević Marinović in the European Parliament, is full of gratuitous pronounciation and had people in Croatia who speak English pulling their hair. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH460wxQOTI This is what it sounded like.]] This is what she meant to say: [our tasks are] to combat corruption, rule of law, to reform judiciary, and so on, but we are aware, and we are aware to meet our commitment to our citizens, to resolve, to preserve, and even more to develop our ?rfa? our? rfa? state. I think that it's our task in Croatia and in the whole Europe, because people must trust us. Thank you. - During the same day there was already a Gangnam style and Harlem shake parodies of the speech, and the saddest thing is, she could have spoken in her mother tongue with professional translators translating in English. When teenagers in Croatian schools speak better English than the politicians, one has to wonder where the country is going.



* In response to a game-winning home run by Manny Ramirez, a Taiwanese baseball commentator [[NoIndoorVoice cried]] "GONE! JUST LIKE THE EX-GIRLFRIEND WHO WILL NEVER RETURN!"

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* In response to a game-winning home run by Manny Ramirez, a Taiwanese baseball commentator [[NoIndoorVoice cried]] "GONE! JUST LIKE THE EX-GIRLFRIEND WHO WILL NEVER RETURN!"RETURN!"
* Similar to other incidents above, Ana Botella (The mayor of Madrid at the time) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SluVUMq0Q4g&ab_channel=gromenawer gave a horrible speech in English]] where she defended the candidature of Madrid as the Olimpic venue of 2020. This made her the butt of thousands of jokes and parodies including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpti5ZDvy_k&ab_channel=DavidG one where]] she gave the speech in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.
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