I do find the staggered releases silly, and I always have. I've had weird situations where I've been in one country, seen a film, gone to another country and not only is it not on but it's got ages til it comes out there. I saw a bunch of stuff in Taiwan one summer that only came out late autumn/early winter in the UK.
And when I was in Africa VHS pirate copies used to come up from South Africa - of films that hadn't reached the UK. So I'd sometimes see stuff at home, go the UK for summer and find this stuff on at the cinema! Of course in those days there was no internet so we had no idea about global release dates, especially in Africa.
As to English. Oh hell yeah, I know what you mean. I think this image is pretty spot on and I especially like "With the greatest respect...", "That is a very brave proposal" and my fav - "Very interesting."