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Post by eddie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:06 pm

More so for our oversea buddies

http://en.what-character-are-you.com/d/en/1041/index/5577.html

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Syl on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:11 pm

You got:
15 out of 15! You could be British!

Congratulations! 15 out of 15 is a incredible score and (if you're not actually British yourself), this must be a sign that you're British at heart. Somehow you managed to get every single one right, which is even better than some Brits! What's your secret? There's no way that your friends will be able to match your score. Why not share this quiz and find out? cheers

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:19 pm

I'd be more interested in whether I know all American sayings.
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Post by Syl on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:23 pm

It'll be interesting to know if the Americans know ours too.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by magica on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:32 pm

I got 15 too. So easy lol
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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:38 pm

15/15

Cos I'm well read, ain't I?

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Post by eddie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:40 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:15/15

Cos I'm well read, ain't I?

Yep. And Bob’s your uncle mate.

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Post by eddie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:42 pm

And by the very way, I got 14.
I blame my iPad it must have clicked something wrong. Piece of shit.

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Post by Cass on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:10 pm

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Cass on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:11 pm

eddie wrote:And by the very way, I got 14.
I blame my iPad it must have clicked something wrong. Piece of shit.

Loser tongue

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by eddie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:18 pm

Cass wrote:
eddie wrote:And by the very way, I got 14.
I blame my iPad it must have clicked something wrong. Piece of shit.

Loser tongue

My iPad is the loser. It has its own mind.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Cass on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:34 pm

eddie wrote:
Cass wrote:

Loser tongue

My iPad is the loser. It has its own mind.

Sure. Blame the technology albino

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by eddie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:15 pm

Cass wrote:
eddie wrote:
Cass wrote:

Loser tongue

My iPad is the loser. It has its own mind.

Sure. Blame the technology albino

Oh, always.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Original Quill on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 pm

eddie wrote:And by the very way, I got 14.
I blame my iPad it must have clicked something wrong. Piece of shit.

Um...aren't you one of out 2 Brit mods? How can you know if someone's misbehaving if you don't even speak Brit-speak?

You're back on probation again.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by eddie on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:22 pm

Original Quill wrote:
eddie wrote:And by the very way, I got 14.
I blame my iPad it must have clicked something wrong. Piece of shit.

Um...aren't you one of out 2 Brit mods?  How can you know if someone's misbehaving if you don't even speak Brit-speak?

You're back on probation again.

Quill, I’m always on some kind of misbehaviour punishment somewhere. Cool

In all seriousness, I did know them but no one speaks like that anymore - I never have.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:02 pm

15 out of 15

Eddie Loses


and she is one of 3 British Mods

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by magica on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:04 pm

eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Um...aren't you one of out 2 Brit mods?  How can you know if someone's misbehaving if you don't even speak Brit-speak?

You're back on probation again.

Quill, I’m always on some kind of misbehaviour punishment somewhere. Cool

In all seriousness, I did know them but no one speaks like that anymore - I never have.
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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by magica on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:06 pm

Eddie many of these phrases are still spoken in London
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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Jules on Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:24 pm

Cakewalk!
The quizmasters have not put much effort into it, they deliberately made all the answers obvious.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:14 am

Cool

I got 15 as well...

The compiler of that quiz was quite lazy, and probably quite ignorant -- I reckon most Aussies and Kiwis would handle it easily..

That quiz is just as silly as those "Aussie slang" guides written by foreigners who have never been here.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by nicko on Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:41 am

How about Cockney slang? who knows any?
Example, Apples and Pears............Stairs.
Trouble and Strife........Wife.

There,s lots more, what do YOU know?
Bye the way, your not a Cockney unless you were born within the sound of "Bow Bells".
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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:16 am

nicko wrote:How about Cockney slang?     who knows any?
Example,    Apples and Pears............Stairs.
Trouble and Strife........Wife.

There,s lots more,   what do YOU know?
Bye the way, your not a Cockney unless you were born within the sound of "Bow Bells".

I want to make a Texan slang quiz. What do these expressions have in common? Blue Norther, dirt devil, turd floater, bug killer.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:23 am

Actually I found a good Texas quiz. I got a perfect score, que sorpresa Smile

http://quizdoo.com/can-you-speak-texas-slang

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:47 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Actually I found a good Texas quiz. I got a perfect score, que sorpresa Smile

http://quizdoo.com/can-you-speak-texas-slang

Cool

I got 8 out of 10 right, there...

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Post by nicko on Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:31 am

Ben, I asked about Cockney slang first, how dare you hi-jack my thread with one of your own ? Smile
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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by eddie on Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:06 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Actually I found a good Texas quiz. I got a perfect score, que sorpresa Smile

http://quizdoo.com/can-you-speak-texas-slang

I got 6 but I am rather tired.


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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:55 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Actually I found a good Texas quiz. I got a perfect score, que sorpresa Smile

http://quizdoo.com/can-you-speak-texas-slang

The only one I got wrong was Tank. And I've never been to Texas. Seems I'm a true blue Texan.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:57 am

http://quizdoo.com/can-you-speak-american-slang/

I got seven right. Not bad I suppose.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:04 am

I have some speak colloquial British here. Can you guess them? Only non-Brits to try.

1. I need the bog.

2. I'll go to the foot of our stairs.

2. Put wood in'thole

4. Corporation pop

5. What are kecks

6. Manchester caviar

7. Will he eckers like

8. What does- 'anging - mean- as in "she's fookin' 'anging!"

9. Bobbins - as in "That's fookin' bobbins"

10 . Brassic. as in 'I'm fookin' brassic me'



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Post by Syl on Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:48 pm

eddie wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Actually I found a good Texas quiz. I got a perfect score, que sorpresa Smile

http://quizdoo.com/can-you-speak-texas-slang

I got 6 but I am rather tired.


I got 6 also.

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Post by nicko on Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Am i fucking invisible or what ?
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Post by Syl on Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:24 pm

nicko wrote:Am i fucking invisible or what ?

I'm a northerner...I hardly know any.
Mince pies...eyes.

That's about it. Laughing

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Post by Cass on Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm

I’m a texameribrit queen

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Post by eddie on Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:36 pm

Pffff. I have my own special kind of language.

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Post by Syl on Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:07 pm

eddie wrote:Pffff. I have my own special kind of language.

I bet you don't remember Stanley Unwin...he had his own special language....he was very funny at the time.

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Post by eddie on Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:03 pm

magica wrote:Eddie many of these phrases are still spoken in London

I was born and bred in London and nobody I knew ever spoke like that. Perhaps if these phrases aren’t spoken at home and by your friends then you don’t become as familiar with them. I did know them all though as they’re relatively easy - I do blame my iPad for one of the clicks.

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:00 pm

8 out of 10 Texan

@ nicko

reg grundies = undies = under garments
frog and toad = road
Septic tank = yank

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:56 am

veya_victaous wrote:8 out of 10 Texan

@ nicko

reg grundies = undies = under garments
frog and toad = road
Septic tank = yank

Smile

Captain Cook == look, as in "have a Captain Cook at that !"

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:27 am

nicko wrote:How about Cockney slang?     who knows any?
Example,    Apples and Pears............Stairs.
Trouble and Strife........Wife.

There,s lots more,   what do YOU know?
Bye the way, your not a Cockney unless you were born within the sound of "Bow Bells".


That would be 'Mary le bow church' on Cheapside... near Cannon St stn...


Nothing to do with Bow in east London...



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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:23 am

Nobody ventured a guess at what these terms have in common: blue norther, dirt devil, turd floater, bug killer.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:45 am

Ben Reilly wrote:
Nobody ventured a guess at what these terms have in common: blue norther, dirt devil, turd floater, bug killer.

scratch

Winds  ?  Or storms..

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Post by eddie on Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:55 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Nobody ventured a guess at what these terms have in common: blue norther, dirt devil, turd floater, bug killer.

scratch

Winds  ?     Or storms..

That would be my guess, that, or some very odd cocktails.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:03 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Nobody ventured a guess at what these terms have in common: blue norther, dirt devil, turd floater, bug killer.

scratch

Winds  ?     Or storms..

Weather, yes!

Blue norther is a massive winter storm, a dirt devil is a weak dust tornado, a turd floater is a storm that brings a lot of rain, and a bug killer is when temperatures drop below freezing for a few days.

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Post by magica on Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:38 pm

nicko wrote:Ben,  I asked about Cockney slang first,    how dare you hi-jack my thread with one of your own ? Smile

Nice and clean - washing machine
North and South - mouth
dicky dirt - shirt
Barnet fair. - hair. Just say barnet now
Mince pies. - eyes
Ones and two's. - Shoes

Goes on forever lol.

Born within the sound of Bow bells, I thought they had to be heard but I'm told you as long as your within distance, I was, so I'm a true Cockney cheers
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Post by eddie on Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:40 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
Nobody ventured a guess at what these terms have in common: blue norther, dirt devil, turd floater, bug killer.

scratch

Winds  ?     Or storms..

Weather, yes!

Blue norther is a massive winter storm, a dirt devil is a weak dust tornado, a turd floater is a storm that brings a lot of rain, and a bug killer is when temperatures drop below freezing for a few days.

A blue norther is when one passes a gas that turns the air blue.
A dirt devil is when one’s shit is so wet it leaves traces in one’s underwear.
A turd floater is a shit that doesn’t flush because one has eaten far too many burgers.
A bug killer is when there’s an unsuspecting spider in the toilet bowl and one shits right on top of it.

So. Neutral

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Post by eddie on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:38 pm

No one likes it when I talk shit.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:32 am

Idea

We have occasional dust storms/sand storms down here as well, that look like mini-tornadoes...

Here in Oz, they're often referred to by one of their Aboriginal names : "Willy Willys"..

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by eddie on Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:42 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote: Idea

We have occasional dust storms/sand storms down here as well, that look like mini-tornadoes...

Here in Oz, they're often referred to by one of their Aboriginal names :  "Willy Willys"..

Don’t get me started wolf. I have a very vividly wild imagination.

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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Original Quill on Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:20 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote: Idea

We have occasional dust storms/sand storms down here as well, that look like mini-tornadoes...

Here in Oz, they're often referred to by one of their Aboriginal names :  "Willy Willys"..

In Arizona they are called 'dust devils' or, as the mascot for ASU indicates, 'sun-devils'.


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Re: Can you guess what these British phrases mean?

Post by Cass on Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:44 am

eddie wrote:No one likes it when I talk shit.

Well it was certainly descriptive.

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