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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2015, 12:37:41 AM »
Black pudding!  Why?
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #61 on: November 10, 2015, 12:39:01 AM »
And crikey, mate... this is a jolly old time!  :P
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2015, 01:03:57 AM »
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Black pudding!  Why?

Is that a question? Why would you make it:

Black Pudding/Blood Sausage was made in the autumn when you slaughter the livestock you can't feed over the winter and after you have cooked the lights and preserved the meat not wasting all the calories in the blood and fat is the next important thing. cook up the blood and fat and use cleaned intestines to make sausages out of it and it keeps for weeks instead of going bad in a day.

Why would you eat it:

Because people starved in a bad winter from not having enough calories stored away. A late spring was a killer.
Ohh and because it tasted good.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2015, 05:41:34 AM »
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Bum bags only work if you team it up with a matching shell suit

Do Americans have onesies?

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2015, 11:33:46 AM »
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Bum bags only work if you team it up with a matching shell suit

Do Americans have onesies?

"Bum bags" just sounds.... wrong. Even if paired with shell suits. Whatever they are.  :P

And, no. No "onesies."  Whatever they are.  ;)
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2015, 12:13:12 PM »
By Jove!

Bum bags only work if you team it up with a matching shell suit

Do Americans have onesies?

"Bum bags" just sounds.... wrong. Even if paired with shell suits. Whatever they are.  :P

And, no. No "onesies."  Whatever they are.  ;)
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Onesie (currently in fashion ::)):
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2015, 12:17:31 PM »
Onesies definitely exist in Murca - I remember JD wearing/mentioning them in Scrubs.  :P
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2015, 12:28:30 PM »
Shell suits to onesies,how fashion changes so fast hehe

How the heck did there become so popular,matching onesies for all the family
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2015, 12:39:26 PM »
Shell suits to onesies,how fashion changes so fast hehe
I don't think they're different: they're both HORRID! :P
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2015, 01:42:46 PM »
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Shell suits to onesies,how fashion changes so fast hehe

Have you noticed how fashon is reverting adults back to babies?
We had all the its ok to wear sports gear and shell suit/track suit when you are not doing sports in the 80's
in the 90's it was the backward caps and can't tie your laces.
2000 was jailing I can't keep my trousers (pants) up. Was this a cry for help?
And now onsies, a romper suit for grown ups. Just add a big coffee mug with a lid and you have a sippy cup for toddlers. Throw in an utter dependence on phones which are the absolute denial of responsibility and you never need make a decision on your own again.

The second wierdest thing I saw in tesco's was a couple and 2 kids in matching onsies doing their shopping. To be fair the little boy was below 2 so had a legitimate reason to be in one.

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« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2015, 01:53:34 PM »
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Here is a British question that I've wondered about.   I know pounds and quid can be used interchangeably, however I haven't really picked up on when you would use one over the other (assuming there is a distinction).

As an American I would use pound. Quid probably comes from the latin expression Quid Pro Quo.
To confuse things In Scotland (pay attention @Saraband) £1 may be referred to as a Maggie after the pound coins replaced notes. Small thick and brassy and introduced by Scotlands least favorite Englishwoman.

They are? I've never heard this before, and I've lived in Scotland all my life. A quick poll of spending a 'Maggie' just gets confused looks. You'll probably find somebody once said that as a joke.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2015, 01:54:57 PM »
Shell suits to onesies,how fashion changes so fast hehe
I don't think they're different: they're both HORRID! :P

I suppose, at least onesies don't burst into flames at the mere sight of a match.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2015, 03:15:46 PM »
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They are? I've never heard this before, and I've lived in Scotland all my life. A quick poll of spending a 'Maggie' just gets confused looks. You'll probably find somebody once said that as a joke.

I am sure it was a joke to begin with. I have just looked it up £1 coin introduced in 1983 (gods how did it get that long ago) Spending English currency in Scotland has always raised an eyebrow at the least but pound coins were treated with disdain in both Edinburgh and Glasgow as there was still a Scots pound note in circulation. I don't know if there still is?

Found this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/9998273/Maggies-brassy-pound-coin-prepares-for-30th-birthday.html

I never heard the term anywhere but Scotland, but if the Telegraph noted it then it must have been used in England as well. A boss of mine from Fife a few years back was still calling them that and loathed them. Having worked in Hungary before Bristol (where you dont bother with Forint coins as 100f coin 25-28p) to having pockets weighed down with £1 coins.

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I suppose, at least onesies don't burst into flames at the mere sight of a match.

Big hair, laquor & shell suit. Was there a way to make yourself more flammable without dousing yourself in petrol?
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2015, 03:59:55 PM »
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I suppose, at least onesies don't burst into flames at the mere sight of a match.

Big hair, lacquer hairspray & shell suit. Was there a way to make yourself more flammable without dousing yourself in petrol?
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For the record, I never had/used any of those 3!
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2015, 04:07:59 PM »
By Jove!

Bum bags only work if you team it up with a matching shell suit

Do Americans have onesies?

"Bum bags" just sounds.... wrong. Even if paired with shell suits. Whatever they are.  :P

And, no. No "onesies."  Whatever they are.  ;)

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