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Old Feb 17th 2005, 6:55 pm
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IluvAbrit said she did not understand what ' like a fish' meant when used in the context of drinking. So how about adding a few more so that we are better understood (if that's possible). Not to over-kill by one person I'll offer these two.

Time for a mash.-------Lets make a cup/pot of tea.
Right as ninepence-----I could not feel better.
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by tony126
IluvAbrit said she did not understand what ' like a fish' meant when used in the context of drinking. So how about adding a few more so that we are better understood (if that's possible). Not to over-kill by one person I'll offer these two.

Time for a mash.-------Lets make a cup/pot of tea.
Right as ninepence-----I could not feel better.
you're a gobshite --------- please dispense with the verbal Diarhhea.
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 7:07 pm
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 7:08 pm
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you're a gobshite --------- please dispense with the verbal Diarhhea.
Reminds me of a BE member whose username begins with "F"...



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Old Feb 17th 2005, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin
Reminds me of a BE member whose username begins with "F"...
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 9:14 pm
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IluvAbrit said she did not understand what ' like a fish' meant when used in the context of drinking. So how about adding a few more so that we are better understood (if that's possible).
Just this week I’ve used two expressions in the office that my co-workers have asked me to translate:

“that’s a pile of cack� - it's not very good
“He’ll do his nut� - he will be most displeased

More amusing for me is the fact that even after five years of marriage I can still occasionally come up with a bit of British vernacular that my Mrs has been previously unaware of.
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 10:20 pm
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"I'm having a fag" does not mean I have suddenly turned homosexual, it means I am smoking a cigarette.

"I'm taking the piss" does not mean that I have extracted the urine from my bladder and am carrying it somewhere else, it means I am making fun of you.

"I'm making fun of you" means I have a sense of humour. You might want to try it
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 10:31 pm
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The company I work at recently hired another English guy( god knows why after me). We were recently in a meeting with an American co-worker and were discussing a serious work issue. The English guy explained that someone was "going to get a right rollocking over this". I explained that our co-worker wouldn't know what a 'rollicking' is, to which he replied "same as a bollocking but not quite as serious"

Rollocking - A severe dressing down
Bollocking - A very severe dressing down.
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 10:32 pm
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She's a bit of a minger...

Bit manky out...

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Old Feb 18th 2005, 12:07 am
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A different kettle of fish - different ballgame
nowt - nothing
cheeky monkey - to give sass
Only cock in the hen house - am I the only male that works here
wanker - Republican
Common sense - no usa equivalent
all lipstick and no kissing - no substance
lorry - eighteen wheeler
dodgy - not Kosha
close of play - end
owt - anything
arse end of nowhere - the boonies

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neat - Lancashire for opposite of day
cant - cockney for vagina
feet - Lancashire for an altercation
corn beef - scottish for hard of hearing
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Old Feb 18th 2005, 12:32 am
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Can't be assed------- can,t be bothered

gobsmacked---------- speechless
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I said something was wonky at work one night and the girls I work with thought it was hilarious... I am sure they thought I had made it up till one heard it being mentioned on the Harry Potter movie.

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Wonky = not right
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Old Feb 18th 2005, 1:14 am
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Bugger - to have a penis inserted into your anus
Sod - short for sodomy - to have a penis inserted into your anus
Puff - someone who likes to have a penis inserted into your anus
Bender - someone who likes to have a penis inserted into your anus
Shirt Lifter - someone who likes to have a penis inserted into your anus
arse bandit - someone who likes to have a penis inserted into your anus
up hill gardner - someone who likes to have a penis inserted into your anus

Googly - a change up
Chinaman - a change up thrown by a left hander
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Old Feb 18th 2005, 1:34 am
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neat - Lancashire for opposite of day
cant - cockney for vagina
feet - Lancashire for an altercation
corn beef - scottish for hard of hearing[/QUOTE]


Did you visit Lancashire by way of Glasgow????
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Old Feb 18th 2005, 4:26 am
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Wanker
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