The most counterintuitive language in the history of man. It has so many confusing rules, with just as many exceptions to those rules. Words have multiple definitions, which adds to the chaos. Two words may sound exactly the same, but will have to different spellings and definitions, like "flew" and "flu." It's the most difficult language to learn. Even Americans, many whom speak English as their primary language, butcher the hell out of it.
I tend to speak more in British English for humorous purposes, but sometimes I truly wish that I could speak it all the time. The rather unusual pronunciation of the A's and the R's, I don't mind, but if someone says "ain't" or "y'all" one more time, I'm leaving the country.
Poor, many words are missing that exist in most other European languages. Using English every day builds frustration in a foreign speaker... It is hard to express what you want to say without it sounding terribly plain and simplified. For some reason, people who only speak English and have never learned other languages claim it has "the richest vocabulary." It is true that there are many words that describe physical objects, but in terms of abstract concepts it is simply poor. And in terms of verbs -- simplistic. It is a pity we have to use it.
The language is definitely deteriorating a lot faster in the United States than anywhere else. Not to mention a lot of Americans thinking that it's okay to swear every two milliseconds. - Randomwaffle23
Poor, many words are missing that exist in most other European languages. Using English every day builds frustration in a foreign speaker... It is hard to express what you want to say without it sounding terribly plain and simplified. It is sad that English speakers who never learned another language keep on claiming it has "the richest vocabulary" -- totally not true. There may be many words that describe various kinds of material objects, on the abstract side the language is just poor.
Full of obtuse and odd rules and exceptions to such rules. Also most Americans don't remember or know all the rules and differences between words and their uses such as : you're/your there/their/they're etc and all the double negatives people use! Elementary school taught you to not do that.(I didn't do nothing/etc) I've found most non Americans (if educated) speak and know English better than most "native" speakers in America.
Poor, many words are missing that exist in most other European languages. Using English every day builds frustration in a foreign speaker... It is hard to express what you want to say without it sounding terribly plain and simplified. For some reason, people who only speak English and have never learned other languages claim it has "the richest vocabulary." It is true that there are many words that describe physical objects, but in terms of abstract concepts it is poor.
I too am an American, and I'm extremely disappointed in my fellow countrymen. I don't like this whole n*****-speak going on in today's youth (I'm 19 by the way). People value stupidity in this country over intelligence. This country is on a one way track to oblivion. - deadgrass27
What you mean me don't know no english I know plenty of this language of which I try and speak - 7beach77
I love hearing a British speaking English: very elegant. The American accent is just unbearable with those stupid nasal sounds and they don't speak, they shout! They are so dramatic when they speak : "oh my god " at the beginning of every sentences make me feel I wanna punch them in the face.
Proper British English sounds poetic, intelligent, almost musical. Americans butcher the language to bits. Especially gargling rednecks that sound a cross between a twangy guitar and Walt Disney's Goofy. Also, Valley Girl/Surfer and "Homeboy" Spanglish sound ignorant.
I dislike this heavy accent of english (dunno if it is only a local dialect in the US) and in comparison to British English it sounds as if they are always eating chewing gum.
We cannot even speak correctly and we wonder why everyone has a difficult time learning the language with all of our slang and enunciation problems.
Worse than American English is only American English spoken by non native Americans (Asians etc. ), especially if accompanied by American body language. Actually American sounds like a combination of set phrases and not an expression of creative and original thought.
I find English quite beautiful, I think most Americans are just loud and they lean into gross nasally sounds sometimes. British English I daresay is softer (I'm Canadian, and we speak about the same as they do in Ohio or Pennsylvania)
Use our proper English English! We really don't mind if you do! Why ruin a perfectly good language!
American English also known as "Bastard English". Does not need any more explanation at all. If you disagree, then you may not know American English at all. YO!
Specifically, southern American accent. Why do they have to say "God Damn" and use double negatives all the time?
What's wrong with American English? I'm sure that if the British had the same stereotypes as the Americans, British English would top this list... - DieGedankenSindFrei
This is just lazy speech. Finish the ends of your words properly! A 't' is not pronounced the same as a 'd'. 'Like' and 'so' should not appear in every sentence. People get 'burgled' not burglarized' Sort it out!
It sounds like someone's been sick. I can't listen to it, if I hear it on the tellie, I'll turn is off, or change channel to the BBC. I think it's the worst language in the world. Those Americans really can't speak English. Bloody Awful, it should be banned.
I don't hate America or anything, but sometimes the accents are just plain awful...
Come on, American English is just the same as all other English. We have every swear word appointed to each letter? Same as the rest of the English world.
I've noted that if you are not a native speaker, then its really hard to pronounce in American English.
People are saying they hate American English, but we are using American. I'm guessing this to is the only way to communicate with different people