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Old Nov 10th 2006, 3:51 am
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Couldn't see if this had been posted before, if it has - sorry. Anyway I bought a copy of this book for some of my American friends and this book is bloody funny and may go some way to bridging the language gap between us and our American pals.

Random flick through the book to page 156:

Phrase: Fanny Magnet
Translation: Something or somebody who exudes sexual magnetism no woman can resist.

Choose a page number up to 176 and I'll post a pick from the page.
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Old Nov 10th 2006, 4:46 am
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Page 69... of course!
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Okay I'll play!! Page 24!
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Originally Posted by dbj1000
Page 69... of course!
Good choice!

Phrase: Don't get your knickers in a twist
Translation: Don't get worked up or US: Don't get your panties in a bunch
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Okay I'll play!! Page 24!
Plenty of choice

Phrase: Rub-a-dub
Translation: Rhyming slang for pub

Phrase: Sweaty Sock
Translation: Rhyming slang for a Scottish Person (Sweaty sock = jock)
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Prison terms

Phrase: Nonce
Translation: Pedophile

Phrase: Porridge
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Subject = Acronyms

Acronym: ASBO
Translation: Anti Social Behavior Order. Introduced in 1998 to put the fear of God and possible incarceration into drug dealers, joy riders, underage drinkers and smokers. If you are guilty of one of the aforementioned infractions, you are eligible to be slapped with an ASBO which has the effect of banning you from the area in which you perpetrated your devious behavior.
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These are normal conversational slang talk for some of us ...
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Originally Posted by Ray
These are normal conversational slang talk for some of us ...

Or not, as the case may be, Ray.......

I have a question along these lines. I've seen in some BE posters profiles or tag lines, reference to "septics". Is this an expression for American? If not, how have I misinterpreted it, and if so, why?

Help me, Mr. Ray. Or perhaps we could turn to the Reverend MightBe for guidance.

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Or not, as the case may be, Ray.......

I have a question along these lines. I've seen in some BE posters profiles or tag lines, reference to "septics". Is this an expression for American? If not, how have I misinterpreted it, and if so, why?

Help me, Mr. Ray. Or perhaps we could turn to the Reverend MightBe for guidance.

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Septic tank, rhymes with.......
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Originally Posted by gardnma
Septic tank, rhymes with.......

whooohooooooooooo!

YANK!

Damn, I am *so* proud of myself. Just starting to "get" this rhyming slang thing after five years with a Brit.

Wahoooooo!
Ta muchly, gardnma! You have made my night. Who the hell needs Ray anyway.

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Originally Posted by SecretGarden
Who the hell needs Ray anyway. ~SG
Er, ummmm.

Well, he does have a purpose; he keeps the Florida squirrel population down.
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Old Nov 11th 2006, 3:18 am
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Both of you keep your station .....don't try to exceed it ..

A hard bit with London slang is the fact it keep getting shortened
e.g So if I say to you can I use your dog .....

It originated as dog and bone = phone

Or Are you Mutt ....

Started out as Mutt and Jeff = deaf ...
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