My friend’s daughter, despite being born and raised in UK, completely has an American accent at 7yo because of how early & how much YT she was watching. Not even just accent, she uses the American word alternatives. For example she won't say bin, she'll say trashcan. The internet is killing centuries-old cultures and changing language. It’s happening in non-English speaking countries too.
The American Homogenization of the World
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 22, 2023 6:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 18, 2023 7:14 PM|
I guess that answers the age-old question of which country really is the best.
It's the one that everyone else wants to copy and be like.
The USA is the ruler of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 18, 2023 7:15 PM|
I guess the sun DID set on the British Empire.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 18, 2023 7:16 PM|
Years ago I was trying to look up some garbage service in the yellow pages (remember that?) and I couldn't find it. Finally, I saw the listings were under "Rubbish" and I had to laugh. Rubbish sounds fancy, must've been a leftover from the days of British rule.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 18, 2023 7:33 PM|
Cookies and French fries slowly taking over biscuits and chips. If only the Brits would tell time numerically: 7:40 rather than twenty-to-eight!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 18, 2023 7:45 PM|
r20 the Yellow Pages are leftover from the Truman era. You must be ancient.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 18, 2023 7:52 PM|
Oh no, I hope valley girl vocal fry doesn’t become the only vocal type in the entire world.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 18, 2023 7:55 PM|
[quote]Cookies and French fries slowly taking over biscuits and chips…
BTW, what are ACTUAL biscuits and chips known as in the UK?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 18, 2023 8:02 PM|
Who gives a shit about the UK the fuckers burnt our Capitol to the ground.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 18, 2023 8:06 PM|
R2 More like the destroyer of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 18, 2023 8:16 PM|
Most people are DESPERATE to fit in. And I mean desperate and destitute. With America being the single biggest content creator in the English realm, and with English (still) being the world’s default international language thanks to the Brits — here we are.
British girls with cute crooked teeth grow up with US-created content, they want to fit in and not be different, and so they conform.
I agree that it is beyond sad and it rapidly chips away at our cultures and identities.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 18, 2023 9:08 PM|
OP, have your friends give their daughter a steady diet of improving British YouTube—some DL faves will even give her gracious lifestyle tips along with impeccable Received English diction.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 18, 2023 9:18 PM|
It takes a global village...
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 18, 2023 9:25 PM|
I don’t understand why the British call lengthwise-cut potatoes “chips.” Are they just screwing with us?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 18, 2023 9:31 PM|
This isn't too much different from the Anglophilia that's beset most of the world since the Victorian period, except that YouTube is more likely to communicate cultural swill than are the novels of Jane Austen.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 18, 2023 9:40 PM|
As an American, all I can say about this thread is "BLOODY HELL!"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 18, 2023 9:47 PM|
OP took his post verbatim from a Tweet.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 18, 2023 10:04 PM|
R8, scones and crisps.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 18, 2023 10:24 PM|
Op, ever read "The Waste Land" by T S Eliot (an American expatriate)?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 18, 2023 10:27 PM|
If British people call their cookies biscuits what do they call the things we call biscuits?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 18, 2023 10:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 18, 2023 11:07 PM|
I can’t imagine what it is about the USA that draws people in. It’s horrible and insane. But the UK, since that seems to be what we’re talking about, is horrible too, just not insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 18, 2023 11:17 PM|
OP, please post your gofundme so that I can contribute.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 18, 2023 11:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 18, 2023 11:35 PM|
I don't believe you, OP.
Unless one of her parents is American, that would never happen here.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 18, 2023 11:48 PM|
America’s “soft power” is the secret sauce.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 18, 2023 11:51 PM|
They call biscuits scones? Do they have American style biscuits? I don't remember seeing them when I was there.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 19, 2023 12:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 19, 2023 12:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 19, 2023 12:29 AM|
How many cocks are ya suckin?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 19, 2023 12:31 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 19, 2023 12:32 AM|
Those American homos!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 19, 2023 12:35 AM|
In Britain, what Americans call crackers and cookies are both called biscuits. You have to use context in order to discern sweet or savory.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 19, 2023 12:43 AM|
I don't feel like there's British cinema anymore.
Or Canadian or Irish or Australian.
They all seemed to have been incorporated into the U.S. film industry (i.e., Hollywood).
Hollywood films are simultaneously being shot in all those places every year.
And if something is touted as a "British film," for example, they are usually co-produced by Americans film companies -- like last year's AFTERSUN.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 21, 2023 8:14 PM|
r34, it's because Britain has great rebates, the and the crew is cheaper- some departments are combined (hair and makeup, so you don't have to hire 2 different crews), and they seldom have overtime- they have to ask the crew if they want to work more than 10 hours that day, and if one person says no, they can't. Whereas American in productions, a 12 hour day is pretty standard (which includes 4 hours overtime in a standard contract) . I also think they have fewer or lower union fees that production pays to the unions. The art departments have greater experience with periods and just overall the stagecraft is better and more seasoned.
The reason why I know this is because I worked 2.5 weeks there on a project, and was surprised to find that most film workers there make a living wage, but not like the U.S. workers.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 21, 2023 8:32 PM|
Take her into the water closet and box her about the ears. Then give her some bangers and mash. Brilliant suggestion I'd say.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 21, 2023 8:35 PM|
I love when the Brits at work talk about “hitting the ball out of the park” or “throwing a Hail Mary”.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 21, 2023 8:48 PM|
I think it is really sad that the world, on a very large scale, is becoming Americanized. I have no problem with America and Americana, but let's keep it on these shores.
It's great to see what passes for pop culture in other countries! That's what makes the world interesting. DIFFERENCES!
I kept reading about Halloween celebrations in....INDIA, of all places. When the fuck did that happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 21, 2023 9:33 PM|
I can see Brits keeping biscuits for savory (honestly, crackers sounds a bit culturally odd for them), but phasing in cookies for sweet items.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 21, 2023 10:38 PM|
In Britain an oatmeal raisin cookie is called a porridge sultana biscuit.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 22, 2023 12:33 AM|
it would taste better as "oatmeal raisin"
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 22, 2023 12:41 AM|
I visited Austria last summer. Young people there spoke American English with impeccable American accents. It was pretty shocking, to be honest. Older Austrians spoke Austrian accented English, but the teens and twentysomethings sounded straight-up American.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 22, 2023 1:20 AM|
I really think Italy was more enamored with the US years ago.
I just looked at the top 10 hits in Italy at the moment. Of the top 20, 19 are by Italian artists. It's been that way for a while now, previously it would have been overwhelmingly US and UK artists.
And the US doesn't have the films, the Hollywood stars that captured the world's imagination as it once did.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 22, 2023 1:35 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 22, 2023 1:45 AM|
Week-end Top20 Italia del 17/11/2023
8 are Italian productions. With an Italian production a #1. 2 are French. The rest USA.
Very good considering Italy has a very minor film industry compared to the US.
Years ago it would have been overwhelmingly USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 22, 2023 2:25 AM|
Hers the link:
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 22, 2023 2:26 AM|
Italy made the best tv series of all time-- Gomorra. Nothing in the US can compare.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 22, 2023 2:27 AM|
Cultural hegemony is the only hegemony that matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 22, 2023 2:29 AM|
Thanks for the link, r47.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 22, 2023 6:19 AM|