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Do you know English English as well as this book does?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Wormie2, Mar 14, 2001.

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  1. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Ok, so I've got this American English - English English dictionary I've been going through. Thought I'd test ya'll, see if it's for real or a crock of bull. Ready?

    Define:

    all beer and skittles
    bowser
    Chatham House Rules
    divvy

    That's all for now.
     
  2. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    all beer and skittles
    wha?

    bowser
    A bowser is generally a wheeled tank for carrying liquids

    Chatham House Rules
    wha?

    divvy
    to 'divvy' up... to spread out, hand out, give...
    OR
    a stupid person or fool..."a total div'"
     
  3. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Divvy is about the only one I know.
     
  4. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    And yet that's not the definition the book gives.

    Divvy: foolish, idiotic
     
  5. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    no, thats just Div as in

    "Wormie you Div!" ;)
     
  6. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Pah! Americans writing guides to English...whatever next!
     
  7. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Not nice, Alpha. So not nice....
     
  8. Soggy-Ben Doggy

    Soggy-Ben Doggy Jedi Knight star 5

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    Wormie, looks like the book's a crock.
     
  9. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  10. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    OK, time to test the Americans!

    What are the following?
    Bangers & mash.
    The Old Bill.
    Scotch eggs.
     
  11. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Don't forget:

    trousers
    pants
    trainers
    car bonnet
     
  12. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sausage and mashed potatoes

    the police?

    Book doesn't say anything about the last but I'd imagine alcohol is involved.

    Oh Poods, those are easy!

    Trousers are our pants
    Pants are our underwear
    Trainers...ugh! NOOOO! Tennis Shoes!
    Car bonnet...wussy way of saying car hood.
     
  13. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh]

    They are hard boiled eggs with some sort of meat round them then covered in breadcrumbs.
     
  14. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Any of it cooked in intestines? Cause if not, that actually sounds good.
     
  15. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oi! Alpha! NO!!!!
     
  16. AlphaWolf

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    nope. No intestines. At least, not down south.

    What CA!!?? WHAT WHAT??!?!?!?!
     
  17. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    You're just sore cause the book is turning out to be not completely useless.
     
  18. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    car hood?? A hood is a crook or something Little Red Riding HOOD wore...it's a car bonnet and the car BOOT, not trunk...an elephant has a trunk... ;)
     
  19. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No idea what alpha's edit was. but, Americans, what's a fanny?
     
  20. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Oh no...it always makes me laugh when I hear an american call a bum-bag a fanny-pack!
     
  21. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Alpha said what a Scotch egg was!
     
  22. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    I don't care what you call them, they're stupid and you won't catch me wearing one. EVER!
     
  23. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    The meat is actually sausagemeat, so intestines included is probably quite likely...and hooves...and tits and ********s...
     
  24. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh thank you soooo much for that! My stomach was already upset.
     
  25. Poodu

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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    *Mental note - must get in lots of Scotch Eggs for Cass and MoT's party*
     
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