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Monkey Woods
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Posted: 29 Dec 08 14:52 - Edited By: Monkey Woods, 29 Dec 08 14:53
Got this from QM's Daily Telegraph link. For all our American cousins.

Top 10 Annoying Britishisms

And you Canadian twats.

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Posted: 30 Dec 08 05:26
Wanks!

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Posted: 30 Dec 08 09:57
That did my head in, that did.

Has anyone noticed the recent trend of adding Uh to the end of a dramatic statement. Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Jamie Winstone all do it regularly and I heard Dr Who use it on Xmas Day when he shouted Run-uh! The others use it after No-uh!

Those who havent noticed it, apologies, you will now find it infuriating you on a regular basis.

Ok-uh!

I suggest an Uh! watch-Bill Oddie style.

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Posted: 30 Dec 08 10:29
Aw there's loads of Britishisms. He's a lazy bar steward only doing a handful. He could easily have done a pony, or baker's dozen at least.

I've often wondered what words mean one thing in British and another in American. And what they mean in Australian.

Like fanny in American is the back, whilst it's the front in British. Leading to an amusing story oft told by a work colleague of mine, going into a shop and asking for a bum bag*. This means something completely different in American, providing the assistants with howls of laughter. When he explained what it was, they said "Oh, fanny pack**." This means something completely different in British, leaving my colleague with howls of laughter and a story to tell ad nauseum.

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**Sanitary products?

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Posted: 30 Dec 08 22:44
Try the Telegraph link to annoying Americanisms as well.



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Posted: 4 Jan 09 23:26
I love "gobsmacked"! Sounds to me like a firm slap upside the head.
In general I love the deadpan types of delivery you get from the Brits...

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Posted: 5 Jan 09 01:20
I say most of those things.

I've always hated, "do the math," though.

He missed a few of them, like "fixin' to" and "funner"

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Posted: 5 Jan 09 11:26
Cannot stand....'Know what I mean' used at the end of a sentence.
I feel like saying back to the person, "If you don't know what the fuck you mean, how the hell would I know you feckless twit!"


 
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