Dear British Tempers,

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Mar 16, 2013

Dear British Tempers, by Gahars at 3:15 PM (2,216 Views / 2 Likes) 71 replies

  1. Gahars
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    We need to talk; this shit can't keep going on.

    Now, I can appreciate cultural differences and all that jazz, but I have to draw a line in the sand here. You're wrong. You're all wrong. They're seasons. SEASONS. Series refers to the show as a whole.

    Seriously, guys, I've had it up to here with your vocabulary shenanigans. Now I know how the Founding Fathers must have felt.

    Come on, guys, you used to rule the world. Get your shit together here!

    Love,
    Freedom
     
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    Well maybe if you Septics would not have 23 odd shows in a "season" we would not get confused.
     
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    Well maybe if you Brits had more than 6 episode per season, I wouldn't be so angry about Spaced ending so quickly.
     
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    Spaced... was that one of those "just for export" shows?
     
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    Evidently, you sophisticated savage.

     
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    Oh, silly Gahars... you, a scientist, should know better.

    There are only four seasons. :tpi:
     
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    You had one job!
     
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    Series refers to the set of episodes that were made as one continuous filming session. (so for instance Series 2 of Red Dwarf) Series also refers to the complete collection of episodes for a TV programme (for example The Television series Red Dwarf is a British sit-com set in space).

    Honestly, if you can't tell the difference between series and series then we have a serious problem.
     
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    Serial fo'rearial?
     
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    Just to confuse matters further
    "I really liked that show" can mean I liked a whole series or you liked an individual episode. Worse is even with context "I really liked the show where they did a drive by on a space hopper" it is not obvious.

    All this being said is it really fair to call a show that starts a series in September and may well, thanks to "we shall just take a couple of weeks off for fun" type arrangements, run until June a "season"? Even if we decide to be in the tropics that still just seems greedy.
     
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    Obligatory
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    Speaking from a country that considers 3 episodes a "series". Yes, I'm talking about Sherlock.
     
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    Silly Americans and their possessiveness over our language ^_^
     
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    Silly Americans, thinking you can tell us how to speak English. You left our country; you abandon your rights to our language.

    Just don't forget, Doctor Who: series 1 = season 27. It actually makes a difference there.
    Season 1 = 1963
    Series 1 = 2005

    Get it right, people.
     
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    Americans are always right.
    Everybody else is wrong.
     
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    If only we could see the text properly without having to stick our eye on the monitor
     
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    I know i couldnt find the bigger one. I can type it out if you like lol
     
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    go away Pingouin7 this is a matter between us Brits and Yankees..... NO CANADIANS! BUDDY!
     
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    Naysayers shalt express disagreement in vain
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    There is something like that in effect, it ends the moment you cross the borders though.
     
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