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American English

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You - speaking English

An atlantic crossing is long, to pass the time my family decided to ruin the english language on the mayflower.


—Ouchies, on being an American.

A language invented purely by accident during World War II when a shipment of the letter "u"'s from Britain to America was bombarded by Nazi missiles, hence the lack of the letter "u" in American words, such as: color. Because of the event, many Americans were enlightened so they started replacing "s"s with "z"s ("customise" -> customize). The change to "z" actually makes sense, though, since "s" and "z" are different sounds. The language is now for the most part replaced by Esperanto.


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