Talk:Commonwealth English

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[edit] Rename

Why is this called "Commonwealth English", not "British English"? The linked Wikipedia page is mainly concerned with the English language outside Britain. "British English" is a much better term for what this article describes. See also American and British English spelling differencesLoafing 07:52, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Inclusion

Of the 6 entries listed so far... three aren't related to Commonwealth or British English at all, but rather fake old-timey English (Thy Dungeonman, and the two "whilst" mentions). sb_email 22 is a stretch, trying to tie that to words with French-oid spellings... especially since, in the email, Strong Bad is talking specifically about names having an extra vowel at the end. Fan Stuff is legit, but is just a different spelling... there's no joke involved. So there's only one actual joke based around British English there... well short of the number needed for "running gag" status. --phlip TC 09:11, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

neutral:One thing that could be added would be the use of Australian slang in more armies, but that only brings the total to 2 actual uses. (This gag would also mitigate the need to move the article if we can scare up a couple more...) wbwolf (t | ed) 14:35, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
I have to agree with Phlip that this is kind of shaky at present. "Flavourite" and possibly "adVERtisements" are good, but otherwise this all seems like kind of a stretch (even the Australian slang really seems to me like it would be a separate gag). Heimstern Läufer 01:03, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
So... this has been open for a while, but hasn't gotten many opinions... Is there anyone who has a good reason why this article should stay? --phlip TC 09:10, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
It could stay if we broadened the title to something about alternate versions of English. (The)trlkly 23:24, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Countries

How about we create pages for England and Australia? StarFox 23:04, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Revived

I revived the page, but might need some help. 18:35, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

You should probably add the bit about Coach Zed. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 00:14, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Formatting

I'm not convinced yet that this should stay "undeleted", but we ought to give it a chance. However, it should be formatted like other articles, which appearances in chronological order referencing specific instances in specific toons rather than just generalizations about various items and subuniverses. — Defender1031*Talk 01:29, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. RickTommy (edits) 04:25, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Four and twenty stone

An easter egg in radio has Sir Strong Bad say "four and twenty stone". Stone is a very common measurement in the commonwealth countries, I think it means 12 pounds. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 07:23, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Explanations. The Knights Who Say Ni 07:38, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah, 14 pounds. Gotcha. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 08:43, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Cleaned up. So, does it make the cut?

Okay, I've removed all the entries which were not actually Commonwealth English and corrected the information in a couple of others. What do people think? Is it worth inclusion at this point, or should it be redeleted? At the moment, I'm neutral leaning slightly toward keep. — Defender1031*Talk 23:33, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the help. I hope your cleanup allows it to look more encyclopedic. 06:00, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
I like it. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 06:03, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Still a stub, but definitely keep. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 21:07, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
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