Anglo / American / Australian Translator.

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Re: Anglo / American Translator.

Postby Flaith » Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:32 am

Just had an idea (poor lonely little fella), tomorrow I shall take a photo of one of the signs.





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Re: Anglo / American Translator.

Postby Flaith » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:24 pm

Tosser Signs.





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The top sign is the only one left in town (photocopy on A4); the replacement is below, a more high-tech one that is pre-glued.





Must have been thought up by a real wanker.





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Re: Anglo / American Translator.

Postby dromia » Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:05 am

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Re: Anglo / American Translator.

Postby Amatikulu » Sun May 08, 2005 11:11 am

I have been sitting here today and re-reading the "stickys" on this forum. It struck me that the most dangerous word to mis-use would be "fanny."





In the USA, people wear "fanny packs" and patting a women on her fanny is common in public, and even on the TV.





In the UK, people would look at you strangely if you told them you were wearing a "fanny pack" and patting a women on her fanny might well earn you a slapped face or worse.











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Re: Anglo / American Translator.

Postby Flaith » Mon May 09, 2005 12:30 am

Down here too,'fanny' is a somewhat more intimate part of the female anatomy than that upon which a pack might rest and there is often mirth in American movies when none was intended.


A 'fanny-brush' on the other hand is commonly seen among the more hirsute of the male population (perhaps even among the female in these days of equality).





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Re: Anglo / American Translator.

Postby 4godsako » Tue May 10, 2005 12:56 am

Well I've been known to "Chuck" after 20 schooners and a kebab and I'd look a right "Wally" if someone saw me doing it but when bending over to do so I'd also want to watch out for any "Bruces" that may want to give me a bit of a "Rodger(ing)"


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As they say in England.

Postby riptidenj » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:41 pm

As they say in England "it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide."
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Postby Aughnanure » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:48 pm

Whilst sitting in meditation upon the throne this morn, I thought of the now disused phrase (except by some of the older generation) "Going to spend a penny" as a euphemism for going to the 'bog'. Which word is interesting in itself as our ancestors, and in some more remote parts of Britain some people possibly still do go down to the bog.

Of course in Australia we never did go down to the bog...it's too bloody dry :) :lol:

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"it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide.&qu

Postby Niner » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:09 pm

I give up. What's this mean in translation to American?
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