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yes, the Beatles are totally still relevant to teenagers! they'll be around forever i think....i'll at least introduce my kids and yeah a rubber can be considered an eraser....it erases the chances of getting pregnant...?!

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hahahaha I'm from Asia...and yes, over there, they call erasers "rubbers" I've done the same thing you did when I first arrived in the US....so did my ESL (English as Second Language) friends. *sigh* those embarrassing moments.

When I was little we lived in England (dad's in the Air Force) and they called the erasers at school "rubbers." When mom heard me use that term, she told me that I wasn't allowed to call them that for this reason (though she wasn't very specific when explaining it), ESPECIALLY when we moved back to America.

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Over here, a "fag" is a derogatory term for a homosexual, not a cigarette, and is short for "faggot". The similar term "fagot", refers to a bundle of sticks, which would likely be burned, rather like a cigarette, or a homosexual back when homosexuality was illegal and lawmakers were stupid.

yes, the Beatles are totally still relevant to teenagers! they'll be around forever i think....i'll at least introduce my kids and yeah a rubber can be considered an eraser....it erases the chances of getting pregnant...?!

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First off yanks -.- what in the world. Second what is 'proper' English there is no such thing, and if there is please do tell me what 'proper english'. Obviously calling americans 'yanks' doesn't sound proper because last time I checked it is called America not 'yankrica' proper indeed.

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Considering there's a country called England, I think they have "proper English" as they were speaking it before America existed. And people in the south called Northerners Yankees. I'm sure you've heard of the baseball team.

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United States of America located in North America. Commonly shortened to America, rather than United. States has been used as a shortening as well as US and USA, but no one I know refers to themselves as Staters or Statians or USers. Americans is the commonly accepted term for the people living in America.

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Ok. Um It is North America, however, there is such thing as South AMERICA and Central AMERICA so what are they? Also, the first "Americans" came from England so I believe they spoke the same. There is no perfect English just like there is no perfect Spanish or perfect any language.

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Actually Americans also came from Natives, Spanish, French and Pacific Islanders... Although I guess the Natives would be the only one that can be included with the English as the "First" Americans. Also, what up with all of the America bashing? Our English is an evolved form, much like the English in Australia India and maybe South Africa.

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Well if everyone wants to get technical here you go. English is a Germanic language made up of a crap ton of words with different origins. So no form of English is in any way a "pure" language.

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If English originated in Europe how can it be wrong? Plus who the hell colonized the America's in the first place? Just because you guys changed the language a bit doesn't make what they say wrong. Read what #36 says cause that makes a lot of sense.

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... having different slang does not make a language wrong- you're both speaking English Isn't it kind of ridiculous to get mad about the way words are pronounced or silly misunderstandings? :/

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