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07-17-2002, 07:40 AM
I've heard that forwards/backwards is the british way of saying forward/backward. is this true, because I say forwards and backwards.

07-17-2002, 07:41 AM
I use teh S.

07-17-2002, 07:45 AM
I am from 'England' (there has been some debate about the use of the word 'Britain', so I say I am 'english') and yes I do say forwards/backwards. So yes its true. Not sure about the other english guys and gal though...

07-17-2002, 07:58 AM
dunno really my english is muffed ... i think i use both

07-17-2002, 08:02 AM
I don't really pay attention but I usually don't say forwards.

Divine Spirit
07-17-2002, 08:11 AM
Its such a small part of the English language that you cant say that all English people say forwards/backwards or forward/backward. There are so many accents and colloquielisms (terrible spelling) that im sure a lot of people say either of the different versions.

07-17-2002, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by Darth Clem
dunno really my english is muffed ... i think i use both

same here

07-17-2002, 09:01 AM
forwardS?! i thought that's just one of those pronounciations little kids make, like libary