Smart wrote:1. I only recently got allowed to have a passport, those were the only two places that did not require a passport for travel on the Seas (Cruises). I could care less about them.
Whatever. The point stands that your knowledge of "Europeanness" is still purely notional at this point.
Smart wrote:2. No I do not.
Yep, you do. I'm sorry you feel it necessary to deny this; there's no shame to it, it's just a fact about you like your reaction time and whether or not you're lactose-intolerant.
Smart wrote:3. Southern California. I was speaking more specifically about French not Spanish.
Sure about that? A lot of Québécois winter in California.
Smart wrote:4. You believe there to be more than one British-English?
Don't you? Can you not distinguish Liverpudlian from Glaswegian or Welsh English from West Yorkshire?
Smart wrote:Well whatever is the normal one that I see every time I go online and speak with people from England.
Where in England are they from? And when you say "go online and speak with [them]", do you mean by Skype or something?
Smart wrote:And yes I do use it with other Americans, so much so i am often not completely understood.
That's a bit odd. I don't generally make a point of using vocabulary I don't think people will recognise if I also know words they do. Sure, I could insist on asking the Mexicans who work on campus for pavo
instead of guajalote
instead of omeletes
, but at the end of the day I just want them to fix the food I'd like to eat.
Smart wrote:Then again their vocabularies consist of not even 5,000 words.
You've kept count?