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Ask a Brit what this means!
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:37:00 PM »
Any Brit-isms you don't understand post 'em here and a friendly Brit will explain  ;)
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 10:14:41 PM »
Or an Aussie. A lot of our terms are interchangeable.
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 10:39:32 PM »
As long as we don't talk about cricket  ;)
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 12:49:55 AM »
As long as we don't talk about cricket  ;)
Now why ever would you not want to discuss that? Something to do with the Ashes maybe?
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 06:47:14 PM »
Haha I don't actually have any questions yet, but this thread was a great idea.  The first thing I noticed when starting this one was how I would have to mentally change the way the narrative sounded in my head.  Undoubtedly this would be overly offensive to native Brits should I try this accent out loud, but the book really requires it :)

I'll be sure to come back here if I get confused..
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 09:20:44 PM »
 What does the word "bollocks" mean? I only get that it's some kind of profanity.
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 09:30:22 PM »
I'm not a Brit, but I can answer that one, Fallen One. Bollocks is basically slang for balls. Punk band The Sex Pistols caused quite a stir in the 70's when they released an album called Never Mind the Bollocks. Not to mention the stir Anarchy in the UK and their version of God Save the Queen caused anyway.
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 10:04:31 PM »
Damn! I can't believe you got to that one first Elfy!!!
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 10:07:46 PM »
Damn! I can't believe you got to that one first Elfy!!!
I'll let you have the first one when someone gets to rhyming slang.  ;D
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 10:39:13 PM »
Is it that slang heavy? I haven't really noted it. But then I am a Londoner these days.
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 11:01:18 PM »
I'm not a Brit, but I can answer that one, Fallen One. Bollocks is basically slang for balls. Punk band The Sex Pistols caused quite a stir in the 70's when they released an album called Never Mind the Bollocks. Not to mention the stir Anarchy in the UK and their version of God Save the Queen caused anyway.

Though 'bollocks' is now considered acceptable language to use in polite society since the Queen described the Olympics as being 'the bollocks' in her Christmas Speech last year.
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 04:43:15 PM »
Though 'bollocks' is now considered acceptable language to use in polite society since the Queen described the Olympics as being 'the bollocks' in her Christmas Speech last year.

Did she? Really?!  :o :o :o
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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 10:06:55 PM »
Please explain British money.

Is a quid = a pound, similar to a buck = a dollar?

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Re: Ask a Brit what this means!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 10:34:35 PM »
A quid is a pound. There are 100 pennies to a pound. I think a pound is about the same as a dollar and a half.
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