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    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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    Okay for the record, I'm from the states. And I have no idea what he just said.

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    • #3
      pop off will ya, this thread is so daft.
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      • #4
        Huh?

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          • #6
            Try this.....

            http://www.effingpot.com/slang.shtml
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jagur
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by s7ev0
                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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                • #9
                  Re: british people read this and reply!!!

                  Originally posted by habbywall
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: Re: british people read this and reply!!!

                      Originally posted by Mikefule
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MattPH
                        Wanker.....George W. Bush
                        PMSL!
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                        • #13
                          "queue'ing for some candy-floss on the fairground" wont always been picked up at once by Americans.

                          petrol-station ... gaz-station
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                          • #14
                            Re: Re: Re: british people read this and reply!!!

                            Originally posted by s7ev0
                            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.
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                            • #15
                              haha u dont know what a chav is

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