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    kyril

    It's correct to say that Americans and English people (and Australians, etc) speak English, though their specific dialects differ, and with accents often cannot be mutually understood.

    Also, most Irish people speak only English. Some who have been well educated will know what you mean by Gaelic, and most of them probably won't look at you that way even if they distinguish Irish from the general Gaelic.

    Though I know South Americans who are annoyed by USA'ers referring to themselves as "the Americans" as if those in the Southern Hemisphere aren't.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 09:20:52 PM PDT

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