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Old Feb 21st 2014, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I do, it's great. I now wonder how the UK manages without such a useful expression for a collective group of second parties.
and don't forget the plural form of "y'all", which is "all y'all"
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
yeah, but see they think you're cute, because you're a Brit saying it. .....
Probably so, and without ever aiming to do so, if anything I have overcompensated in fitting in - with my truck (one neighbor was surprised to find that it is a stick shift, he thought his was the only one in the neighborhood) and Mustang, my house and patch of woodland, which I periodically attack with a chainsaw and hauling a few logs off to one of the local sawmills, and my "can do" approach most projects around the house and yard (wiring, plumbing, framing, dry-walling, roofing, tiling, hardwood flooring, land drains, among others), I suspect I am viewed as an odd-ball novelty.

Originally Posted by MiniBrit
and don't forget the plural form of "y'all", which is "all y'all"
How could I? Though personally I find the singular form covers most of my needs.

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
We have 'alright, benders,' though ...
Sorry I not familiar with that. Is it an NI expression?

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Old Feb 21st 2014, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Sorry I not familiar with that. Is it an NI expression?
You're killing me! No, it's not a NI expression, but it's definitely something you'd only hear in the UK.
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Old Feb 21st 2014, 6:33 am
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When someone troll's this forum and you are convinced it's someone from your facebook friends list after you posted an observation about a certain thread that you thought know one would understand or take notice off.
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Old Feb 21st 2014, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Ulsterman in Texas
When someone troll's this forum and you are convinced it's someone from your facebook friends list after you posted an observation about a certain thread that you thought know one would understand or take notice off.
You've got me curious now, which thread?
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Old Feb 21st 2014, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Sorry I not familiar with that. Is it an NI expression?
The Inbetweeners, mate. Jay's preferred greeting
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Originally Posted by Montfan72
You've got me curious now, which thread?
The gun thread about the 9th circuit court
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Old Feb 21st 2014, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
We have 'alright, benders,' though ...
Don't forget "bunch of cnuts".
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Originally Posted by zargof
Don't forget "bunch of cnuts".
Yes, I should have remembered that one ...
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
When we first moved here I went into a store and asked for batteries. 20 mins and about 6 salespeople later...one of them said 'oh you want badderies'.

My first year here, every time I was ordering drinks at a restaurant (which back then was almost everyday sometimes twice a day) I would end up so annoyed that they couldn't figure out what water was, even after several repetitions - while asking you what you wanted to drink. Water folks. Water. Not vaaader

Now it seems I have no problems at all ordering water.
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Originally Posted by Desdemona
To each his own I guess Always loved Nescafe brewed strong with cream and sugar. Still do
It's not brewed though. That's the whole point with Nescafe. You don't have to brew it!
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Old Feb 24th 2014, 3:00 am
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Batteries? Batteries? I thought you said bat trees, silly Brit. What the hell is a bat tree? Is it something you store cricket bats on? Pip pip!
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Silly person. Everyone knows it's where cricket bats are grown, not stored, on a bat tree! When they're full size, the bat farmers pick them and ship them to the players!

Duh!
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You slow down and pull to the side of the road for emergency vehicles travelling in the opposite direction to the one you're traveling.
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You think a snow flake in GA means the schools must close.
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