By TheEnglishOne - 23/01/2009 00:42 - United States
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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.
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...?!
you just made a different fml make more sense to me. it was about a rubber with queen elizabeth on it. I thought it was a condom and so it seemed weird.
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.
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.
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.
#24 anybody who says rubber instead of eraser isn't speaking proper English either. In other words: Stupid English not speaking proper English