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Old 2005-08-04, 01:12 AM   #1
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british people read this and reply!!!

okay, if you are british could you please simply add some phrases that you people say and whay american folks say instead of your terms, thanks to anyone who responds
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Old 2005-08-04, 03:02 AM   #2
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Okay for the record, I'm from the states. And I have no idea what he just said.
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Old 2005-08-04, 03:09 AM   #3
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pop off will ya, this thread is so daft.
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Old 2005-08-04, 07:56 AM   #5
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Old 2005-08-04, 08:52 AM   #6
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Old 2005-08-04, 09:30 AM   #7
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pop off will ya, this thread is so daft.
I wasn't going to respond to this thread (should really be in JC, habbywall), but jagur's Dick Van Dykism kept coming back to me.

Am I the only Brit who's only ever heard the expression "pop off" spoken by an American with a comedy British accent?
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Old 2005-08-04, 11:19 AM   #8
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with a comedy British accent?
You're trying to tell us you really...

...oops...

...nevermind.

I'll just pop off now.
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Old 2005-08-04, 06:52 PM   #9
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Re: british people read this and reply!!!

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okay, if you are British could you please simply add some phrases that you people say and what American folks say instead of your terms, thanks to anyone who responds
Interesting question. I sometimes include translationsin some of my posts.

Several people have mentioned "pop"already. Remember a few years ago, the English nanny and the shaken baby? There was a big court case (murder trial) and the nanny said she had "popped"the baby in its cot. The prosecution lawyer tried to make somethign of this because "pop"sounds like it means "burst".

To "pop": verb, intransitive, often followed by "over"or "into". To make a short quick journey that presents no difficulties. Verb, transitive, to place something quickly and easily, usually into something.

As for unicycling terms: you say sidewalk, we say pavement. Can't think of many others.
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Old 2005-08-04, 06:54 PM   #10
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A couple of things that spring to mind that would not be condsidered amusing or rude in Britain would be

Can I borrow your rubber? which means... Can I use your erasure.

Can I bum a Fag? means.... Can you give me a cigarette..


a few more I can think of...

Where's the Bog?.......Where is the Restroom (why do you call them restrooms anyway?, I don't go there to rest)

Dustcart......Garbage Truck

Bin.......Trash Can

Nappy......Dyper

Lorry/Van.....Truck

Wanker.....George W. Bush
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Re: Re: british people read this and reply!!!

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To "pop": verb, intransitive, often followed by "over"or "into". To make a short quick journey that presents no difficulties. Verb, transitive, to place something quickly and easily, usually into something.
Absolutely. But I think (could be wrong of course) that jagur meant, "pop off" (jocularly - but you can never tell with jagur...) in the invective form as a command.

Brits don't tell someone to "get lost" by saying "pop off" to them. We might say as a suggestion, "Why don't you just pop off to the shops for some biscuits?", or " I'm just popping off to the shops for some tea", but not, "Oh, just pop off will you!"

Well, Dick Van Dyke might....

And now I'm on the subject - American actors who have "done" a good English accent? Gweneth Paltrow in that Shakespeare film, and I loved Johnny Depp as Keith Richards' long lost son in "Pirates of the Carribean".
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Old 2005-08-04, 08:21 PM   #12
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Old 2005-08-06, 03:13 AM   #13
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"queue'ing for some candy-floss on the fairground" wont always been picked up at once by Americans.

petrol-station ... gaz-station
taylor-made ... custom-made


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Old 2005-08-06, 12:09 PM   #14
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Re: Re: Re: british people read this and reply!!!

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And now I'm on the subject - American actors who have "done" a good English accent? Gweneth Paltrow in that Shakespeare film, and I loved Johnny Depp as Keith Richards' long lost son in "Pirates of the Carribean".
I have always had trouble trying to emulate the British accent.
Here, watch this...

Pop off.

See, it just isn't working for me.
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Old 2005-08-06, 12:37 PM   #15
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