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PostSubject: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Apr 06 2006, 21:09

A Bloke started having Bread trouble with his Bog. I told him he was a Bungalow and needed a cup of Brew. His Backhanders Babby is Barking at Bedfordshire. I said Anchor the Ankle-biters up the Apples and pears. This would fix his Ackers and have a Best of British Afty.

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Fri Apr 07 2006, 14:49

Anyone have any question about Britspeak?

I'd be happy to answer them :cheers:
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Apr 08 2006, 08:37

what is a sink? in british term?
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Apr 08 2006, 11:44

Is tele in british the telephone or the television?

I think it is tele for telephone but if I am wrong please correct me

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Apr 08 2006, 12:03

It's television lol... I've never wondered why it's not used for telephone...
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Apr 08 2006, 13:35

Padfoot Potter wrote:
what is a sink? in british term?
The place you wash your hands in...um...basin
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sun Apr 09 2006, 09:46

Severus Snape wrote:
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what is a sink? in british term?
The place you wash your hands in...um...basin



*crying with laughter*

omg, its just a sink, a thingy with taps where water flows and men who are extremely drunk mistake it for the loo
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Mon Apr 10 2006, 20:18

ok ok i did not know if it was diffrent or just a sink... :oops: :oops:
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Tue Apr 11 2006, 03:13

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its just a sink, a thingy with taps where water flows and men who are extremely drunk mistake it for the loo

I can safely say that I have NEVER mistaken it for the loo lol
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Tue Apr 11 2006, 14:03

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Is tele in british the telephone or the television?

I think it is tele for telephone but if I am wrong please correct me

Jesse

It's usually spelled 'telly'...

The telephone is usually referred to just as 'phone - though there are a few other terms:

the dog - rhyming slang as in 'dog and bone'

the bell - used as "give me a bell" meaning cal me on the phone.

an older term is 'the blower' which dates back to the time of speaking tubes!
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sun Apr 16 2006, 14:18

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ts just a sink, a thingy with taps where water flows

A joke I've heard a lot of people say (I think my Dad said it) jokes is "I was tap dancing...then I fell in the sink." and then he goes "they wouldn't be able to tell that joke in America...they'd have to call it fawcett dancing."

How lame...
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Mon Oct 16 2006, 14:49

lol well in america we do call our sinks sinks XD and use tap water

however I must admit I do have a question. The revlation what do you guys call it XD? Do you just call it the American Revloution? I'm wondering because someone in my history class asked XD

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Oct 18 2006, 13:54

i dont actually know...i can ask my history teacher for you tomorow =D
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Nov 29 2006, 19:01

wow! lol, you guys talk weird, no offense.. could you translate the first post? I donht get it! lol (feels so stupid)
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Nov 29 2006, 19:35

It's ok, I feel stupid to, especially after this question: Do you guys actually say fetch?

Sorry, it's been on my mind all day!
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 15:24

LOL Jessie, Fetch?

Good question, Do they?
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 15:31

In what way do you mean?

I'm not sure I understand what context you're talking about...
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 15:53

I guess, like...

That's soo Fetch!
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 15:57

The only time I've ever heard that is in the Mean Girls film.

It's not used here at all, I don't think.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 16:00

Okay thanks for clearing that up, =) show's how much I know =)
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 16:00

lol Ok, I was just wondering. I am now claiming 'fetch' as my favorite word XD
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Nov 30 2006, 19:32

okay, here's a question: what does 'are you taking the mickey?' actually mean? what does 'mickey' stand for? ^^
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Fri Dec 01 2006, 01:47

That's a slang term for making fun of someone.

I'm not too sure where the 'mickey' comes from. I've heard some people say "taking the michael" (OK, only Bradley Walsh in Corrie :P)

It's a polite way of saying "taking the p" (you know what that's supposed to say!)
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Dec 06 2006, 19:14

ok.. do oyu guys use words like the loo and mate? or is that in austrailia?
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Fri Jan 19 2007, 14:25

OMG no offense but thats really scary british
or english? Yea I noe american slang like ttyl and stuff, maybe you
guyz can tell me how to say the first topic in american, like mi bffl
KatieBellaTrix said I fell dum! and believe me we're the smartest kids
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Jan 20 2007, 10:31

This makes absostuley no complete sense!!! I'm like
soo lost! I understand American slang, but this??? We in the U.S. we
use things like sup, and n2m, but please translate it!!
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ok.. do oyu guys use words like the loo and mate? or is that in austrailia?

loo as in toilet and mate as in friend? If so yes :D

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Jan 20 2007, 10:52

must i say that my looo is a lol and not a toilet! X)

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Jan 20 2007, 10:54

yea thats what I meant.. I wasnt sure... lol. You guys proably think we talk wierd too, its so weird..
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sun Jan 21 2007, 11:02

These words r wacky!! Y can't you say I'm going to use the lavotory or
Bathroom! Even lavatory is werid! But I guess I know how you feel you
might thing I talk strange! the other half of my country thinks I talk
strange I can't blame someone millions of miles away think I talk
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must i say that my looo is a lol and not a toilet! X)

rofl raisty!

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Tue Jan 23 2007, 16:50

i dont call the toilet the loo, i call it the bog :D but maybe thats because im a Geordie :D
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Tue Jan 23 2007, 17:14

oh oh wait I have a question...In one of the movies...darn I don't remember which...I think it's the second...anyway, ginny comes running down the stairs looking for her jumper, and Mrs. Weasley says something like, "Yes dear, it's on the CAT"

Huh? what did Molly say? Or maybe she said cot and I just heard wrong? And cot would mean bed?
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Tue Jan 23 2007, 17:33

I think in this case...she actually meant on the cat As in the animal :D
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sat Apr 21 2007, 22:42

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oh oh wait I have a question...In one of the movies...darn I don't remember which...I think it's the second...anyway, ginny comes running down the stairs looking for her jumper, and Mrs. Weasley says something like, "Yes dear, it's on the CAT"

Huh? what did Molly say? Or maybe she said cot and I just heard wrong? And cot would mean bed?

And adding another ques to this one. Jumper is a sweater or sumthing like that isnt it??
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sun Apr 22 2007, 04:53

Yes'm it is.

(So not spamming XD)
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Apr 25 2007, 14:06

ah lol...another question for you lovely Brits, what's slang for pimple? (the acne kind XD)
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Apr 25 2007, 14:11

They're usually just called spots. Pimple is rarely used, and zits is used a little.

Spots, mainly though.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Apr 25 2007, 14:39

lol yeah...i dont remember ever saying zit or pimple.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Apr 26 2007, 01:22

lol nope no-one where i live says zits or pimple. although i love the word Zit, its just so, hmm, i dunnno something about it makes me giggle.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Apr 26 2007, 14:30

spots it is then XD

actually I can't believe I forgot this one because my English cousin thought it was hilarious that we didn't call them spots. In her words, "Duh, of course! I mean, they're SPOTS! What else would you call them?"

But then I haven't spoken to her in about 6 months so my forgetfulness could be excused, I suppose ^^
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Ookay sorry for double posting but if I don't nobody will look at this for ages probably...OK then.

How do you say a snob? I was going to say prissy but then I looked it up and that is NOT what I meant. So what is slang for um...an arrogant, annoying person?
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Jun 06 2007, 06:34

Hmm that's a difficult one...

I actually can't think of anything other than snob. There's a term for upper-class, slightly arrogant people, which is "toff".

I've often heard Hugh Grant described as a "foppish English toff".

Sorry I can't be very much help...
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Jun 07 2007, 07:32

i say "stuck up" and my brother said "jumped up" for a snob.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Thu Jun 07 2007, 15:44

I generally use the word 'snob', though the ones etta mentioned are used a lot too. The Hugh Grant reference is more with the really posh people speaking.

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sun Jun 10 2007, 21:59

thank you all, your input is greatly appreciated. another question for you lovely Brits, then:

Do you say 'buggy' or 'pram' for baby carriage?
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Sun Jun 10 2007, 22:02

i say both, i use pram for well a pram and a buggy for a well a buggy we have two types so i guess it would just depend on what style it was/age of child, nomally a child aged up 6months is placed in a pram and then when they get older into a buggy but now there's those silly 3 in 1 contraptions lol. hope that was of some help.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Mon Jun 11 2007, 02:59

They mean different things to me.

A buggy to me is a lightweight pushchair:

Pic of a buggy

A pram is something for a younger baby:

Pic of pram

And a pushchair:

Pic of pushchair

That's how I've always interpreted these three words.
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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Mon Jun 11 2007, 14:55

see to me buggy and pushchair have always been the same.

wow...our language is confusing!

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PostSubject: Re: BRITISH SLANG - Practise and questions thread   Wed Jun 13 2007, 03:08

I second that!
Ive always called baby ones prams and older children ones pushchairs and never actually use the term buggy.
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