Words Brits use that Americans don't?

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by Candy Gal, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter


    Or NBG - No Bloody Good !!!
     
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  2. DrRainbow

    DrRainbow Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Open Secrets.

    Will not pursue the case because it's not within the interest of the public.
     
  3. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter


    That depends on who is determining 'public interest' and that can be challenged by 'Judicial review'.
     
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  4. The C word... :eek::D

    I don't frequently utter obscenities, but this word is trapped. I can't seem to shake it, and it's waiting there on the tip of my tongue. "But I don't swear!" I tell my tongue...

    It's the least scientific term for a woman's nethers. :rolleyes:



    Anyway, friends from over there (across the pond) who are more imaginitive than myself, use it instead to refer to, well, nearly anyone.

    You know which word I mean...
     
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  5. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Card ? lol

    He's a card. -funny guy
     
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  6. Candy Gal

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  7. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    At the end of the film Gone With The Wind , some of the executives were a bit concerned with Clark Gable ' s final dialogue. Today it would mean I don't give a f**K. Damn was an abbreviation of damnation.
    Darn was a polite variation
     
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  8. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    I never knew that.
     
  9. oldguynurse

    oldguynurse Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Quite delicately written there.

    "....the least scientific term for a woman's nethers..."

    Well, the other commonly used, word, P......, is a more socially-acceptable one which also meets the requirement of non-scientific or overly technical for conversation. Plus, it's just softer and more friendly-sounding than the 'K' sound of the C.....

    As to the use of the word C..., it probably has to do, as professional comedians know, that the 'K' sound is for some reason, expressive and funny.

    Ex: 'A guy in a chicken suit', ... Then the famous F..., and its 'K' sound, and C..., and its hard 'C' sound. You can think of others such as that in common use, and you can see the connection to a bit of 'expressiveness'.
     
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  10. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    I remember my Mother in law calling some woman a floozy. I think she meant cheap.
     
  11. zer0

    zer0 Members

    lol I'm sure this has been mentioned but the whole "piss" thing.
    "I'm pissed" in American means "I'm angry"
    "I'm pissed" in UK means "I'm drunk"

    And then there's the whole thing about "taking the piss" (in UK = "making fun of") and "taking a piss" (in American = "urinating")

    I feel like things could get extremely messy under the wrong circumstances :neutral:
     
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  12. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    It means both in the UK.
    Depending on the tone it is said in.

    We do say piss off, if someone is annoying. I say bugger off.
     
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  13. zer0

    zer0 Members

    Haha good to know! So if I say the wrong thing I won't accidentally start an international incident.

    We sometimes say "piss off!" here but it's always with an exaggerated cockney accent. So you still own that ;)
     
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  14. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    You can do cockney?
    Poppy cock dear fellar
     
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  15. arizonacook

    arizonacook Banned

    I LOVE THIS COMMERCIAL uses it very well :
     
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  16. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter


    Or using the vernacular - Bullshit !!!
     
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  17. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    BS for that. Or just say crap. lol
     
  18. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Never seen that. lol
     
  19. oldguynurse

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    For more polite company, "oh, horse-pucky".
     
  20. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter


    In my world matey, a spade is a spade, not a shovel !!!
     

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