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Different Meanings to Words


#1

Being a Brit, i have noticed some of those oh so funny words you lot use:)

like pants (for us means undies (tee hee)), or to get pissed means for us : get drunk.

what other ones are there, as to further world peace and laughing inside to comments.

I once herd there was a beer called WANK! was this true, and would you like the translation...i am sure you knwo now


#2

Good post

Being Australian i have some

Root,meaning in Australian to fuck,have sex etc (see romper stomper the movie)

Fries are usually called chips exept in places like mcdonalds etc

Thong is called g-string

Flip flops are called thongs here in Aus

Wanker is one we use,meaning the person is a total cockhead or just plain annoying

Hmm cant think of many others,maybe some of my Aussie brothers could help out?

Peace
H


#3

wanker, stroker, knob jockey are good ones.

strides/trousers would be pants in the US.

what about toilets...dont you Aussies call 'em dunnies/crappers?

bread rolls for sandwiches can be called, depending on where in the uk...

baps (boobs also)
barm cakes (?)
cobs

Any more???


#4

Miniross,

I wouldn't go around saying that you were "puffing on a fag" in the US :slightly_smiling:


#5

[quote]miniross wrote:
wanker, stroker, knob jockey are good ones.

strides/trousers would be pants in the US.

what about toilets...dont you Aussies call 'em dunnies/crappers?

bread rolls for sandwiches can be called, depending on where in the uk...

baps (boobs also)
barm cakes (?)

Hahahaha yeah we say dunnies/crappers and my favourite shithouse or shitter

See if any of u guys understand this.

Fair dinkum cobba go chuck a piss in the dunny,stone the flamin crows the young whipper snappers of today mate.
That my friends is the sentances used by most older people and yes even some YOUNG people,no wonder u americans get confused.

And let me say this,u ALL probably think we have kangaroos and dingoes roaming the streets and in shops.That cracks me up,its like me saying ill get mugged on every street corner in the USA.Look i have seen 3 kangaroos in my whole 25 years on earth and i live in the country,ive never seen a dingo,let alone a koala.unless i go to the Zoo.

Ill try to think of more sayings

Peace
H


#6

The FUNNIEST to me is "Shagging"...

"Shagging" in the U.S. is a dance form made popular in the sea-side resorts of the Southern U.S., as white teens danced to the music of the Black "beach-music" bands (actually 50's and 60's R&B) of the late 50's and early 60's.

Many people are now "shagging" to all forms of music...but those are the roots of it!

This is one site (among MANY!) of Shagging enthusiast:

http://www.goshagging.com/

My understanding is that for my British and Aussie friends, "shagging" may INCLUDE a little "dancing"...but it means a 'HELLUVA lot more!

LOL!

Mufasa


#7

Anyone want to knock the broth off a couple??? What's the legal drinking age in the UK... or Aussie for that matter???

I'm going to get pissed this weekend.

Oh yea... what's a "Git"?


#8

the legal drinking age in UK is 18, less in restraunts for some reason (14?)

however, some people think it starts at 11 years!

GIT:

term used as in "old git", like codger, certainly noy a term of indearment, and not isolated to OAP's.

LOL "puffing a fag"

ok.

for those who have seen "lock stock..." a bit of coknet rhyming slang for you.

what are they...

apple and pears
whistle (and flute)
ruby murry
rosey lea
tom tit
trouble and strife
thropney (bits)
bristol cities.

get them right and win a prize!


#9

JUNIOR SHAGGING EDUCATION

funniest thing i have seen in ages.
seriously!!!

i find that depending on the club/town, the 2 (dance/shag) are often one and the same.


#10

HHH

you been watching home and away???

sounds like alf.


#11

apple and pears
- Stairs

whistle (and flute)
- suit

ruby murry
- hmmm, curry?

rosey lea
- tea

tom tit
- shit!

trouble and strife
- wife?

bristol cities
- Titties! Wooo!

thropney (bits)
- probably tits again


#12

top points. well done for your deductions.

ask TC for some Grow!

some more...

jam jar

pen and ink

cherry hog

holy ghost


#13

snatch anyone?


#14

miniross

Stone the flamin crows,hogans ghost,what gave u the flamin idea that i watch home and away :smiley:

Being a brit i would suspect neighbours would be popular over there?
U would be familier with harold and lou?

Peace
H


#15

If someone is offering snatch, who am i to turn it down!!!*)


#16

Ah yes, when i am meant to be at work it provides some light lunch time relief.


#17

You must live in a capital city then H. I live on a river in townsville and if I wake up early enough could see kangaroos most days if I wanted...

I know what you mean though...

EDIT: H you ever gone on a roadtrip? if you have you must have seen a couple of hundred kangaroos dead on the road... sad but true


#18

hahaha alf is awesome...


#19

We used to get Kangaroos in our street occasionally where I used to live in Canberra. Admittedly our house was close to the bush.

Not so many Kangaroos here in Burleigh though. :wink:


#20

U.S.: Fanny = Ass

UK & Down Under: Fanny = pussy

Correct??