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    Peanut butter. You call it jelly, in England we call it jam. Jelly is jello (I think)
    So to keep with this cultural language difference:

    American English or British English?

    Be nice with this one

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    I actually hear Jam too to in America. I think it is a west coast vs. east coast thing.

    And well, to the ears British English sounds nice - probably because to me it is very different than the English I hear everyday. I actually picked up a lot of British spellings when I did IB - I no longer can spell "humour" without the 'u' (same thing with a lot of other words). Also, with my friends being from around the world, I've picked up some British pronunciation in a few words too.

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    Blind; while a dark world may take away only 3 dimensions from my imagination, a soundless one would deprive me of almost an infinity of dimensions.

    As for English accent; to each his own as far as I am able, as long as I mean no insult. The beafeater hated the American accent; I've come to understand why.

    I think American 'jam' is 'jelly' only in 'peanut butter & and jelly sandwich,' the rest should be the same as UK usage. And jelly should be the casual form of gelatine which also goes into jam, jello, culinary solid fuel, and napalm.

    Speak now for transparancy, later for diplomacy, and never if it's to tick off WWIII.
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    I thought preserves had whole fruit, Jam had bits of fruit, and Jelly was kind of the clear smooth stuff... and marmalade had bit of orange peel....

    American English... only because it is familiar.


    (No question Lexico?)

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    (forgot the question :O)

    Shower to save time.

    Dry sauna or wet sauna ?

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    -wet sauna, but I really don't like saunas
    -shower
    -born deaf - as difficult a decision as that is because I love music, it seems like blind people have a harder time doing things for themselves.
    -American English because it's what I speak, but I do appreciate the sound and nuances of British English.
    -Gotta have both peanut butter and jelly, but recently I've been having Puffernutters (I don't think I really like that name). My roommate got me started on them. It's peanutbutter with whipped marshmellows. It sounds kinda gross, but it's so good. Oh, and we Americans say both jelly and jam, but I usually say jelly. My grandmother says jam. It's kind of become and old style of American English.
    -speak now, of course

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    The Ocean, because I love its vastness.

    To smile or frown?

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    To smile! :) ^_^ ^-^ << you can smile if you're evil too! lol.

    Humid or dry?

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    Dry---

    Poetry or prose?

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    Prose, as long as it has commas for breathing.
    Dry sauna let's me breathe better at 110 degrees centigrade.

    A game of soccer (foot ball/rugby) in the rain, or in the dry ?

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    Rugby in the rain. It don't hurt as much when you tackle someone.

    Bungalow or a mansion?

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    Rain!! It's much much more fun!

    And bungalow...just because the word is cooler .

    Motorcycle or Truck?

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    Definitely mansion and motorbike for me! (in my dreams.... )

    Top bunk or bottom bunk?

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    Bottom bunk - it is all cosy, like a den!

    Pasta or Rice?

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    Pasta.... I eat rice everyday. Im bored of it, and Pasta is just soooo fantastic. Its just horrible that I havent yet been able to find a decent pasta or decent ingredients to make fantastic sauces. *Sigh*

    Would you rather be HOME SICK or LOVE SICK?

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    Home sick! But I never get home sick...love sick though...That's something you'd want to avoid at all costs (unless things turned out well in the end, then it makes it all worth it ^_^).

    ee-ther or ai-ther? (meaning different pronunciations of either )

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    Ai-ther. It is the way I say it. I have never got homesick, so I would have to go with love sick.

    Pen or Pencil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycernius
    Ai-ther. It is the way I say it. I have never got homesick, so I would have to go with love sick.

    Pen or Pencil?
    Me neither. Would you say it like Mee Nai-ther ?
    Definitely pencil; with a non-abrasive, non-greasy eraser, firm to the last rub.

    Courier or Times-Roman ?

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    I prefer courier... dont know why, times-roman is just boring for me.
    I like pen better.... I draw in pen, and write in pen. I dont tend to make mistakes, so I dont need the eraser. If I do make a mistake I start again.... which brings me to the next opinion,

    ERASE (THIS INCLUDES CORRECTION MARKER) OR... THROW AWAY AND START AGAIN?

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    Erase as many times as possilbe, and I like the PC editors for the same reason. A messed up sheet of writing is glorious for all the battles it has fought for turth, justice, and liberty for all ! Which leads me to the next;

    Correction fluid or correction tape ?

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    Correction tape, just cause it's quick and easy, and the finish looks neater. Correction fluid can have all these bumps that make it harder to write neatly.

    Cockroaches or Centipedes as houseguests?

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    Difficult choice, but probably centipedes. Can I have spiders instead? Spiders are pretty and keep the flies away in summer!

    Gold or Silver?

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    Silver. Although it gets dark with time, its glimmer seems more warm to me

    cat looks at me with her blue eyes. so
    smooth-coated or fluffy?

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    Smooth coated for me!

    Painting or sculpture?

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