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All you Brits and Aussies crack me up with your words and phrases!

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posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:12 AM
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I want to hear what you call something and then give me the American word if you know it. For instance, the Brits say "chemist" and Americans say "pharmacist". A chemist sounds like some dude with a bunch of beakers and a Bunson burner.
Somebody posted the Brit equivalent of the American word "dumpster" the other day and I damn near fell out of my chair.
I forgot what it was and I can't find the thread now. The Aussies have some great ones too.

Give me some word conversions, I wanna hear 'em.


[edit on 8-2-2006 by Dr Love]




posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:28 AM
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lol you lot make me laugh with your US sayings, but heres a Few UK ones

have a butchers -- in the UK is to take a look at something,

Chuffed ---- means happy, "Im well chuffed about this thread"

Spend a penny- is a nice way to say you need a wee,

Bees Knees -something that looks great, "shes the bees knees that women"

Drawing pin - Thumbtack to you chaps.


[edit on 8-2-2006 by asala]



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 04:31 PM
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the one thing that makes us laugh at college and in my work place is when we use american words.
mostly from people that use acent with the words

no offence to you americans



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 06:10 PM
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Jimmy Riddle - tiddle (wee)

Pop your clogs - die

Tom Tit - Shi* (poo)

Dumpster - Bin

Dog and Bone - Phone

Jacksy - get off your arse... get of your jacksy

boat - Face

Yard - home

lol quite a few.

oni x x



[edit on 8-2-2006 by Oni x x]



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 06:19 PM
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I need to get off the ol' dog and bone because I need to tom tit before i pop my clogs!!!

I do that right?




posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 06:21 PM
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thats exactly right!!

thats what you call the London Cockney way of speaking!

thats how central London sounds!

oni x x



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 06:49 PM
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Ullo dur!-Greetings! Pleased to make your aquaintance
Wack- Sir
Yis -Yes
Antwaccky Dead Old- Ancient
Any Road Anyways- whatever
Arse Bandit, Shirt lifter- Homosexual
Oldies- Old People
backie, crogger- passenger ride on bicycle
Bummin'- Begging
Darrafact -Is that so?
Eye Wipe! -You have been proved to be incorrect!
Binbagged -Thrown out by your girlfreind/wife
Gisalite -Could you oblige me with a match please?
Ay ay -I Say!
La I say, -young man
Ere, tatty 'ead!- I say, young woman
Cum 'ed den -Well, come on then?
Go 'ed den -Well, go on then?
Boogaroff -No, please depart
Wudden mind -Yes Please
warra yer like? -Get away, I am surprised!
Ta, Wack Thanks,- I am most grateful
Make yer name Walker,- Wack Please go away
Y'know like- meaningless interjection
Ere's yer 'at, wur's de 'urry?- Its been nice but I have to go now
Yer wha? -Do I hear you correctly?
'avin' a bevvy- Having a drink of beer
T'sarrahwell- Farewell
Sarawak -Farewell, sir
I dunno a blind werd 'e sez? -I do not understand him
I wanna- I want to
Yer wanna- You ought to
Worrel? -What will?

Give uz some or Gizza lorra- A large portion please
A dirty big plate of -A VERY large portion please
Yerl get no bevvy 'ere- Not a licensed premises
Eh! Dis is blind Scouse!- There's no meat in my stew
Muck in - yer at yer grannies Bon Appetit!

Source


This is scouse for you all, it is the sland used by people from Liverpool England.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:08 PM
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I'm not from London, but I like the rhyming slang, "Ertha Kitt", as in "I'm going for an Ertha Kitt"


"I'm gonna deck you" - I'm going to beat you up.
"dogs bollocks" - great
"bollocks" - bad
"this house looks like a f***ing tip!" - Clean this room up right now!
"Chuffin' hell"
"Blimey"
"I'm brewing up" - to make a cup of tea/getting ready to fart

I could go into more crude teritory, but I'll leave it there!

Do Americans use the work "wank" and understand it's terminology? Don't hear it used a lot over the pond...



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:10 PM
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You guys know where Felixtowe is? Anyways... Been there a few times. They have big shipping container terminal there. Asked a guy in the bar where the best Fish and Chips place in town was... Went there... Tried it... And........... Well............... I needed ketchup!!!! No "bloody" ketchup" anywhere!!!!

What's up with that?



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:11 PM
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Hmm...there's too many funny sayings to even think about. None of them have "American Counterparts" as far as I know, so it's not what Dr.Love is asking for, but a few off the top of my head:

Mun - An "emphasis" used in almost every sentence in the "Welsh Valleys" i.e. "Go on Mun, buy me some booze" or "Awww, thats wicked mun" :shk:

Butty/But - As in "Alright But? What you doing But?" or "Come on But, let's go for a drink". Weird as hell, but it's instinct to use the word here.

Worracle - "What do you call it" i.e "Put that Worracle out" or "Go and buy me some Worracles". Nearly always has to be followed by a description of the actual "thing" you was trying to think of.

Dew dew dew.. - An expression of mild disbelief.

Oh, and lets not forget that we Brits call Football "Football", and you crazy Americans call it Soccer, eh Dr. Love?



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:17 PM
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Lost.... its called Tomato Sauce!

not ketchup!


oni x x



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:24 PM
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Heres something you might hear down my neck of the woods, don't just try reading it, it will make no sense, you need to say it as it is written phonetically to get the proper 'feel' lol.

"oo woshy wee, woshy wi thee or woshy wee erssen?

= Who was she with, was she with you or was she by herself?

South Yorkshire, nah nah nah, South Yorkshire, nah nah nah



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by Oni x x
Lost.... its called Tomato Sauce!

not ketchup!


oni x x


That explains the blank stares!!! I don't think they see to many Americans in that town... I swear. I kind of felt like a stranger... Oh and I found out it isn't considered funny to tell a Brit in England that they have a beautiful Australian accent!!! I got 86ed out of that bar pretty quick!!!

86ed = kicked out

*wink*



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:44 PM
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In a proper chippy you can have salt, vinegar, mushy peas, gravy or curry sauce on your chips. Salt, vinegar and mushy peas is probably the best combo if you have a fish too. None of that red muck



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:46 PM
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large portion of chips, sausage in batter and curry sauce! yum!

or cod, chips and BBQ sauce!

86ed....
never heard that before.

oni x x



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by waynos
In a proper chippy you can have salt, vinegar, mushy peas, gravy or curry sauce on your chips. Salt, vinegar and mushy peas is probably the best combo if you have a fish too. None of that red muck


I know my man... I'm just being silly. I did the salt and vinegar and found it quite tasty. I took it down to the beach area and watched the old timers walk by while enjoying the view of the ocean. Felixtowe is quite a pretty place.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 08:00 PM
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Here is a website I found a while back that is a whole dictionary of British Slang.

www.peevish.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by Oni x x
Dumpster - Bin


Yeah, I found that other thread on the UK taxes and the guy called it a "wheelie bin".
Another one I've seen is you guys call salad dressing "salad cream", or at least that's what a Brit called it in the Miracle Whip thread. The word "salad" and "cream" just doesn't sound very good when put together.


What do you guys call a Port-O-Potty?

Peace



posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by Dr LoveWhat do you guys call a Port-O-Potty?


Port-a-Loo



posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 09:29 AM
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Port-Loo.

It salad cream.... its lovely. Mmmmm.

And another.

Rosie Lee - Tea

you think that is bad, then you should hear backslang! if you think cockney is bad then try this out.

ryayt hisayt utayo.




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