Language-to-Language Quotes

Juan   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 10:24 GMT
Mmmm....I don't get this kind of humour. Having fun at someone else's expense to other parties is always funny but it is not when the joke is reversed.
Fun at someone else's expense...   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 10:49 GMT
Do you usually mean what you say when you are joking?
It's vital to be able to take stance from seriousness, sometime.
Simon   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 11:54 GMT
English is just Dutch spoken by Welsh people who want to be Italians.
Clark   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 17:00 GMT
I am basing this one off of Simon's one about French, Latin and Cockneys).

English is just Old English as spoken by Parisians.

Juan, maybe you really do not get this humour. However, what is not to get? No one is purposefully putting down any language, race or culture here. We are having a bit of fun. Lighten up a bit, eh? Haven't you noticed all of the posts I have put in about the English language; MY native language!
Clark   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 17:03 GMT
Scots is what happens when English people want to learn Gaelic, but give up.

Ullans is what happens when Scottish people want to be English in Ireland.
Clark   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 17:08 GMT
Northern English accents is what you get when southerners try to be Scottish.

Or is it;

Northern English accents is what you get when northerners try to be Cockneys?
Clark   Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 23:49 GMT
Swedish is what happens when a Dane has had a bit too much to drink.
SagaSon   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 07:06 GMT
German is English with grammar and no pronunciation fancies to make the native speakers proud of their pronunciation but proud of their difficult grammar that is harder than the unexisting English grammar, and German grammar is more challening, unlike English grammar, even being difficult, it is fun to learn. I love German ... I wish I could be one ....
Jim   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 07:23 GMT
American spelling is what you get when a person with all the wrong intentions takes an idea that arguably would have had a degree of merit and foists it in the wrong fashion onto only too small a sector of a public which turns out to be too unwilling or disinterested to accept enough of it for it to turn out to be worthwhile after all.
Simon   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 08:11 GMT
Scots is not a Gaelicky English or a midway language between the two.

Estuary English is what you get when Home Counties people pretend to be Cockneys.
Clark   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 16:24 GMT
English, any variety, is what happens when you try to write too long sentences at Antimoon in Finnish :-)

That goes out to Jim and Sagason ;-P
Tremmert   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 17:55 GMT
English is German as spoken by Americans.
Yo   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 18:20 GMT
English is a language spoken with front teeth and half a tongue
Da Frogg   Wednesday, October 01, 2003, 19:26 GMT
Tamil is Ls with vowels in between.

(I think this is Tamil - sorry if it's Hindi or any other language spoken in India)
Jim   Thursday, October 02, 2003, 01:41 GMT
(Both Tamil and Hindi are spoken in India along with umpteen other languages).