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Do Americans say 'mate'?

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  1. navarre

    navarre Proud Protestant

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    'Mate' is one of my favourite views to use. All my friends use it. Most of my family use it. Truth is, I've never, ever heard an American use it. Here in Britain, and Australia, 'mate' is used a lot of the time to show someone you're their friend. Are Americans even conscious of the word?
     
  2. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    No. We speak real English here. Not that silly nanny stuff you guys speak.
     
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    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    rarely hear it in canada, i use it sometimes to say "w.t.f. mate" from the end of the world video

    ^if anything they're more English, that statement was stupid on so many levels
     
  4. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Haha,

    Mate:
    V. To copulate
    N. 1. A ninny word synonymous to "friend"
    2. A gay way to say "wife" or "husband"
     
  5. navarre

    navarre Proud Protestant

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    So, i take my question as a 'no' then?
     
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    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    That was the first word in my post.

    BTW: Do you guys have microwaves in the UK?
     
  7. Gikoku Harakami

    Gikoku Harakami ミュージック

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    Umm, duh?.. Of course they do.

    And no, Americans don't usually say "mate", typically man, buddy, bro, dude, etc.
     
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    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    nope. here in the states we use friend, bud, dude, dawg, and probably some more crap. i remember when i was in highschool my teacher said that australians use the word mate instead of friend and i said that people from the UK also say it and she got mad at me saying i didnt know what i was talking about and how she always goes to england and never heard anyone say it lol.
     
  9. navarre

    navarre Proud Protestant

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    Yeah, though I don't see any relevance. We have all types of Japanese stuff here. I love Japan.

    Why don't you use it? Its a great word, and a helluva lot easier to say than 'friend'.
     
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    No we don't. I have tons of cousins in Ireland, and they don't really say it either. I love their accent though..I love any accent other than American.
     
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    navarre Proud Protestant

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    I love any accent other than American too...
     
  12. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    Actually, you speak American English.

    We speak English..Queen's English.
     
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    navarre Proud Protestant

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    Haha, stupid *****.
     
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    Not all of the English speak with the retarded slang that a lot of the outer regions have congealed into a "language"

    Some of us speak real English. And by that, I mean REAL English, not your broken American :lol:
     
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    well said.

    you'd think even the most stupid among us would make the correlation that by the fact it's called 'english' means that it would be spoken properly in england, as opposed to other cultures take on our language.
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Eh, is my girlfriend the only Brit that doesn't hate the American Accent? =P
     
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    Well if were asking if people have microwaves
    do americans have tv's and do they know who made them and where they come from?
     
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    I like the American accent on women. On men is sounds really camp.
     
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    Most probably, yes. If its any consulation, we think the Canadian one is just as annoying... or something.
     
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    navarre Proud Protestant

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    Yes, they do, Sony make them, and they come from Japan. Next!
     

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