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message 1: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
White-Out or Liquid Paper is actually called Tip-Ex in the UK? Guess it's like Kleenex, or Tyson, something that doesn't translate. Or something.


message 2: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell It was invented by the mother of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Those crazy Brits don't call anything the right name. Why, there aren't even any plums in plum pudding!


message 4: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Sometimes crisps aren't crisp.


message 5: by Cyril (new)

Cyril | 493 comments and the chips aren't chips


message 6: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I still get confused on exactly what in goddamn hell they call "cookies" over there.


message 7: by Shelly (new)

Shelly Tyson?


message 8: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments I like that they call rainboots "rubbers." And I loooove the word "knickers." :)


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

I gotten my "knickers in a twist" over all of this ;-).




message 10: by Félix (last edited Jan 02, 2009 08:01AM) (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments I was in a restaurant once where a family from the UK was seated nearby. The server said they had cookies for desert. The little boy said, "Cookies?"
"Biscuits," his Mum replied. "Ah," he said.


message 11: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
And why the hell is the trunk of the car called the "boot"?


message 12: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments and the roof is the "hood" and the hood is the "bonnet."


message 13: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Knickers.


message 14: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Bullocks... what does that even mean? Is it a verb?





message 15: by Félix (last edited Jan 02, 2009 08:34AM) (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Buggers. Oh bloody hell.


message 16: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments I thought it was "Bugger," no "s"... :(


message 17: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Knickers. :)


message 18: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Heidi, why are you just standing there, saying "panties" to us in British? Are you snickering whilst doing so?


message 19: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Knickers. :)


message 20: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments You know, that scene in Bridget Jones' Diary when Hugh Grant finds Bridget's granny panties, and he makes fun of her knickers is totally sexy to me.

He says "panties," though. :) SHE says "knickers."


message 21: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments "Buggers" is a common expletive. "Bugger" is the verb.


message 22: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments I've only heard it used in the movies... I was thinking specifically of the beginning of "Four Weddings and A Funeral" when Hugh Grant keeps saying it over and over because he's running late to a wedding. It was more of a question than a statement. Thanks for the info, Larry! You're a fount of knowledge. :)


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) And it's bollocks, not bullocks. It means testicles, but in slang it's used to mean "nonsense."


message 24: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Thank you! I could not figure out that spelling, and normally Google helps me: "Did you mean to say testicles?" But not in this instance.


message 25: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Did you mean to say testicles?

That made me laugh. Why yes, I did mean to say testicles! How did you know? Thank you for being so helpful, google!


message 26: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Bloody bollocks in your knickers.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Eww, Larry.


message 28: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments I know!


message 29: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Knickers. :)


message 30: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
I'd like to share my tranquilizers with you, The Heidi.


message 31: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Knickers.:)


message 32: by Heidi (last edited Jan 02, 2009 12:45PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments ^
| HEE! :D


message 33: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments And then there are knickerbockers!


message 34: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments :-\


message 35: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Or is it knickerbollockers?


message 36: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
That is making unfortunate images appear in my head, Larry.

I agree, :-/ indeed
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message 37: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) I'm going bloody bonkers reading this :)


message 38: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Knickerbockers are men's/boy's baggy, knee-length trousers.

Trousers -- now there's a word they use over there a lot more than we do. As in Wallace and Gromit, The Wrong Trousers.


message 39: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments I've always thought knickerbockers look like prude baseball player pants. :)





message 40: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Oh. And I almost forgot...






Knickers. :)


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

Bugger




message 42: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Bugger all the knickers.


message 43: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
I have an image of hairy British balls inside a pair of grandma white satin underpants, for some reason.


*uses eyewash shower*


message 44: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Yeah that is pretty bad.


message 45: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
knickerbollocks.


message 46: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24102 comments Tranny treasure trove


message 47: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
OH Christ. How am I ever going to get this eggnog out of my keyboard?


message 48: by Gåry! (last edited Jan 02, 2009 01:56PM) (new)

Gåry! (garyneill) Fanny is not what you think, it's a mere inch or so away.




message 49: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments You're still drinking eggnog?


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't think she is she seems to be using as lubricant for her keyboard.




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