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Thread: Expressions from where you're at!

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    Default Expressions from where you're at!

    (Thanks to Pramrider for giving me the idea for this thread!)

    Well, this forum has people from all over the world! And in every country, or even in every town there are wonderful little expressions that come about.
    So lets share them!
    (Obviously if it's in a different language you might want to translate it, I'm hoping things won't get totally lost in translation).

    So I live in Lancashire England, I'll copy these across from the other thread:
    Here:
    "Dinner" is called "tea".
    "Lunch" is called "dinner".
    "Cock" is a term of affection (no really!).
    "While" means "until" (as well as its usual meaning).

    And one that isn't specific to Lancashire that you might be wondering about:

    "You're having a bubble!" means "you're having a laugh!". It's cockney rhyming slang.
    Laugh rhymes with "bubble bath", and this gets shortened to "bubble".

    Another example is "berk", which means a very rude word that begins with a C! (Although the word "berk" isn't offensive).
    That comes from "Berkeley Hunt", which is very interesting because in English "Berkeley" is pronounced "Barkeley", yet "berk" is pronounced as an American would say it.

    So that's my little contribution! What's yours?

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    Quebec curses:

    Osti
    Tabarnak
    Ciboire
    Christ
    Cālice

    So basically, all the stuff you see in churches are Quebec curses.

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    Default The Barbie

    This expression is what I heard in passing from two guys talking to each other, after I had first gotten to the land of Oz.

    "C'mon mate, let's draw out the barbie, and have a go at some drinks."

    All right, I'm an American, tell me what this means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommyBarbara View Post
    This expression is what I heard in passing from two guys talking to each other, after I had first gotten to the land of Oz.

    "C'mon mate, let's draw out the barbie, and have a go at some drinks."

    All right, I'm an American, tell me what this means.

    Let's get the barbeque(or grill) and have some drinks(alcoholic) is what I think it means...


    Soda - Pop - Cola

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    Okay, a few others:

    Blonde: (Girl) Lover (the normal French expression is Amoureuse)
    Chum: (Boy) Lover (the normal French expression is Amoureux)
    Tata: Idiot

    There are so many I'm forgetting them. >_>

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    Little ollie

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    Git is a another one means the same as sod really or a think.

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    toque = warm winter hat
    chesterfield = couch
    eh = "Don't you know" or "What?" depending on context
    colour is spelt with a 'U'
    z = Zed not zee

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    Lesse..Australia's got so many XD And I'm not originally from here, so please do let me know if I've interpreted them wrong :3

    Bloody Oath - Absolutely. Positively!
    Fair-dinkum - 100% true. The real thing, etc. But also used as a statement of rhetorical disbelief; for example "So, did you hear that Sawaa girl used to be a boy?" "Fair dinkum..?"
    Hard yakka - Hard work
    Sparrows fart - Really early in the morning XD
    She'll be right - Kind've a dismissive statement of encouragement.

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    EmeraldsAndLime

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommyBarbara View Post
    "C'mon mate, let's draw out the barbie, and have a go at some drinks."
    My good friend, what a glorious day it is to cook on the outdoor hotplate unit, whilst enjoying in the finer taste of a refreshing alcoholic beverage.

    Mmm, honestly, I can't think of anything specific. It's all become second nature and I say most colloquialisms without thinking about it.

    Just go pick up an Aussie slang dictionary!

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    FullMetal

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    Thats what she said! - Honestly if you don't get what that means....

    ...we are not friends.

    FullMetal

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