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Old Sep 11th 2011, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by cindyabs View Post
Yes, I prefer to say Get the hell out of the way

and mea culpa.

I like 'shift your arse' myself
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 3:06 pm
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Default Re: American words/expressions you don't like

Originally Posted by cindyabs View Post
Yes, I prefer to say Get the hell out of the way

and mea culpa.

Originally Posted by nethead View Post
I like 'shift your arse' myself



I'm more of a "move it buddy" ( when I'm being polite!)
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 3:32 pm
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I'm more of a "move it buddy" ( when I'm being polite!)
Polite is your middle name,
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Polite is your middle name,

but the worm can turn....
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 3:56 pm
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but the worm can turn....
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by nethead View Post
I like 'shift your arse' myself
Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
I'm more of a "move it buddy"
Would "mind your backs" make any sense to an American? I have always thought it an odd expression.
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 5:40 pm
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Would "mind your backs" make any sense to an American? I have always thought it an odd expression.
It would to a guy who'd dropped the soap in the slammer..............
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It would to a guy who'd dropped the soap in the slammer..............
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Originally Posted by cindyabs View Post
It would to a guy who'd dropped the soap in the slammer..............
thats exactly why it is an odd expression
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Default Re: American words/expressions you don't like

Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post


I'm more of a "move it buddy" ( when I'm being polite!)
Depending on who I'm trying to get around, over, through or under, I often say "beep, beep". Isn't that just "too cute"?
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Default Re: American words/expressions you don't like

Originally Posted by Egg and Cress View Post
Depending on who I'm trying to get around, over, through or under, I often say "beep, beep". Isn't that just "too cute"?
Yeah Right!!! The only time she says 'beep beep' is when miss lead foot is bearing down on somebody on the interstate.. other than that its been anglicized to "move your Arse..Bub"!!
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This thread is hilarious!

My least fave is 'Tardy' whenever I hear that I expect to see Emily Bronte complete in period dress.

Normalcy - WTF?


ETA - didn't mean to quote.
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'Suck' as in 'that sucks' - I just think it sounds really vulgar.

And there's an advert on the radio at the moment which goes on about something being 'flavorful' - what's wrong with 'flavoursome'????
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Old Sep 13th 2011, 8:45 pm
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'Suck' as in 'that sucks' - I just think it sounds really vulgar.

And there's an advert on the radio at the moment which goes on about something being 'flavorful' - what's wrong with 'flavoursome'????
it's got an ou in it.
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Default Re: American words/expressions you don't like

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'Suck' as in 'that sucks' - I just think it sounds really vulgar.

And there's an advert on the radio at the moment which goes on about something being 'flavorful' - what's wrong with 'flavoursome'????
Yes but if something is flavourful that means it is "full of flavour", right? If it is flavoursome, then surely that means it only has "some flavour".


So they are both different, so why worry!
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