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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"cop a fag" (ask to "borrow" a cigarette)

gasoline = petrol

Portia is a woman's name - not a sports car (from the movie "A Fish Called Wanda")




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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 00:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never understood why people ask if they can borrow a cigarette. It's not like you're gonna get it back. ;D

Sorry Manda, I can't help ya on this one, I'm not a brit, Nor do I speak the language. :p


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 03:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Corthon ;) wrote:

I never understood why people ask if they can borrow a cigarette. It's not like you're gonna get it back. ;D


You can only imagine what went through my head when the guy in the next stall asked to borrow a piece of toilet paper.


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 03:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lift = elevator
flat = apartment
lorry = truck
boot = trunk (of a car)



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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think these are words Brits use rather than Americans:

loo - toilet
git - unpleasant person
bloke - a guy
quid - a British pound
blimey - expression of astonishment
bloody - like "dammned"
crikey - a bit stronger than "blimey"
fag - cigarette
jar - a certain size for a glass of beer
arse - is British I think:)
full monty - all you need
iffy - suspicious
loaded - very rich


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Colour - Color
Favourite - Favorite

There's probably loads more. Tell her to mention the difference in English throughout the different regions as well. For instance a Tab in Newcastle is a Cigarette, a tab in other parts of the country is a drug, also in Newcastle there is no word for Jacket and coat. Scousers from Liverpool have their own language, While Mancs (Manchester)have to end all their sentences with 'you know'. Yorkshire people tend to speak 10 decibels higher than anyone else. Cockneys pretend to rhyme everything, but every cockney I've met never do that. The Welsh language is best heard wearing a mackingtosh and Umbrella as you'd get very wet from all the spittle. Scottish people always confuse you with someone called Ken 'you ken'.

Having offended most of the British Queenzoners (I hope so) I'll leave by saying Lancastrian os a perfect language..................................tha' knows.


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leathered - drunk
Tatied (spelling?)- drunk
A right state - drunk
necked it - downing a drink in one
on the lash/or on't lash - going out to get drunk
minted - top quality
buzzing - fine fettle
Stellberg - a made up beer


If I can think of any more I'll be sure to drop a line.

Actually is the word 'tight' used in the US for drunk?



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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenzone is so educational.


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenzone is so educational.


*sigh* I know. I may just give up school altogether and learn everything I need to know from here.


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'I shit my whack' - I appear to have soiled myself in fear.

'I'll have your guts for garters!' - I will turn your innards into a form of archaic ladieswear.

'She took it up the jacksie' - My ladyfriend displayed a fondness for backyard shenanigans.

'That Flashman thinks he's the Cock of the Walk' - That excellent fellow Flashman gets all the girls and is rather a dish.

'Rather a dish' - Wouldn't get kicked out of bed for farting.

'Happy sack' - A gentleman's parts.

'Fun bags' - A woman's parts.

'Beef Curtain' - A woman's front bottom.

'Axe Wound' - A woman's front bottom.

In fact, I'd best stop there.
Most of the rest are all about women's front bottoms.






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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Sir Archie - I don't think that we use the expression...but then again, I don't drink, so...! ;^)'

You're never too young too learn that's what I say and so does George Best, Keith Chegwin, Stumpie the beggar, etc.


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Winston Churchill : "And if I were your husband I would drink it".
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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember reading an article a while back stating that research by the fine folks at Webster Dictionary found that, at the rate at which the US and British English languages are diverging, that in less that 100 years we won't be able to understand one-another.
I also made a joke that my biggest fear was not being able to listen to my Queen CDs anymore - a joke no-one seemed to get or, at the very least, care about.

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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> The Welsh language is best heard wearing a mackingtosh and Umbrella as you'd get very wet from all the spittle

Welsh is a bloody different ball game - don't get started on that! :-)


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