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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 10:55 PM
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Favorite UK Slang/Cuss words
Wanker has to be one of the best words invented.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 10:58 PM
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1. i do like twit
but twat is dirtier.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 10:59 PM
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2. Agreed! I love British slang!
"Sod off!" is Good! Oh, Bollocks!.. I like!
Doesn't dubya stand for Wanker? :-)
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RaulGroom Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 02:11 PM
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44. Their usage is better, too
American: "I suck at this."

British: "I'm crap at this."

American: "This sucks."

British: "This is so crap."

Their way is better. Our way is so crap.

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AnnabelLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:00 PM
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3. Wanker's a good one
I like "git" & sometimes it just feels so right to say "bloody hell!" :-)

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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:01 PM
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4. Bollocks and Piss Off!
they have dirtier ones but my mind is fading tonight.
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HalfManHalfBiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:04 PM
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5. The ultimate source
http://www.viz.co.uk/profanisaurus/profanis.htm

Best cussers around. Mabye except Italians.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:06 PM
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6. I guess you can all tell I'm taken the piss tonight
Yah Arsefaces yah!

:crazy:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:07 PM
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7. wanker is a beaut
I once had the 10-year-old son of a friend in London explain in very clinical terms why I couldn't call the small pack I was carrying a "fanny pack."

I thought he and his friends would die when I asked if "pooch pouch" was more acceptable.

Then there was the time after dinner with colleagues from Manchester when I pushed myself back from the table and announced, "Man, I'm stuffed." One chap literally blew a mouthful of wine all over the table.

We ignorant Americans!
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:11 PM
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8. I love the fact
Edited on Mon Aug-25-03 11:12 PM by dolo amber
that the word "cunt" can be tossed around freely. Here if you use that word you might as well have shot the pope or something. We're way to uptight about this word. To them it's no more than us saying "asshole" to one of our pals. Other faves are:

tosser
jobby (poo)
cannae be arsed (can't be bothered, this is my all time favourite :D)
daft cow
bint
going to the bog
and yes, definitely WANKER :D

ah, just go here and read them for yourselves...

http://english2american.com/dictionary/wholelot.html

not only curses, but it's a fun read :)
(was gonna post the profanosaurus link but someone beat me to it)
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:13 PM
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9. Strewth! Bloody Rotter!
lot's of good British slang in old Hellblazer comics...
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:17 PM
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10. damn! You're right!
I'm a Hellblazer fan from Swamp Thing!!!

Alan Moore original run...I read them as they were coming out!

I'm so pissed off they're making K Reaves as an American occult detective for the Hellblazer film.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:51 AM
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19. "Strewth" is Australian...
...you wanker.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 02:46 AM
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24. I believe it's both, but Aussies use it more than Brits these days
Originally British though....it's a shortening of "God's Truth" IIRC and has been around for hundreds of years...i.e. longer than Australia.

P.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:08 AM
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27. On yer bike! n/t
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:20 PM
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11. Arsehole.....and Pissed......and Tosser........and Bugger Off!
If you're pissed in the UK, it means you're drunk. Also, if you're arseholed, that means the same.

You have to be pissed off in order to be angry.

"Arsehole" is so much more satisfying than "asshole", IMHO.

Tosser is the same as wanker.

Now bugger off!

P.
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HalfManHalfBiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:25 PM
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12. Pass one around the u-bend
That one always killed me.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:55 PM
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13. bloody
Edited on Mon Aug-25-03 11:56 PM by seekthetruth
good topic, mate! lol i like piss off too and use it :-)
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:59 PM
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15. Bloody 'aight
:-)
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-03 11:58 PM
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14. Nancy Boy for homosexual
I have always liked that.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:01 AM
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16. Shite!

n/t
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:54 AM
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20. Shite is a great freeby
we feel like we're saying shit, but you can say shite pretty much at will.
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incontrovertible Donating Member (643 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:15 AM
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17. From what I can tell
Britons use the word "cunt" the way we use the word... um... "you."
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:49 AM
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18. Git and oily
Edited on Tue Aug-26-03 12:57 AM by HEyHEY
Git - It means a silly person
An oily - An oily rag fag - It means a smoke

Allan fotheringham had a great story at last year's Jack Webster Journalism awards. He got fired from a paper once, and on the drive home with his carpool, he suddenly turned and said, "Whatever you do, don't call your boss a cockney git"
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 01:12 AM
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21. "Bustin' for a slash" (Meaning the act of urination)
I saw it on an "Angry Kid" cartoon on Atom Films. I nearly died laughing.
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 01:32 AM
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22. I know someone
Edited on Tue Aug-26-03 01:34 AM by dutchdemocrat
Who went to a bakery in London to get

bog rolls

off a shopping list once...

Appearantly the baker still talks about it!

LOL!

Bog rolls are toilet paper rolls...
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 02:48 AM
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25. ROFL! You go to the baker's for floury baps and bloomers!
Not bog rolls!

P.
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toad Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 02:15 AM
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23. bugger
As in, bugger off. Or bugger me.

Great thread, by the way.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:04 AM
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26. Cack.........also, Shat
Which seems to be used to mean either "shit" as in "I cacked myself when you jumped out at me" or just generally unclean, as in "These books are covered in cack".

Also, cacky - to be covered in cack.

It also gives pleasing emphasis to the past tense of "to shit" if you say "shat" instead, such as "The bleedin' dog shat on the carpet while we were down the pub!"
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:10 AM
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28. If you like this thread
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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:19 AM
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29. Bloody Hell
Everyone knows me at College by my Bloody El's when I do something wrong or I either cut or burn myself at College.
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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 07:27 AM
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30. MINGE
whatever the hell it means...i suspect part or the whole of a vagina...no pun intended
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 11:52 AM
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39. This is the definition
of "minge" as spoken by my very loquacious and pedantic friend from Scotland, heretofore known as "Mr. Jobby". Hope this helps!!

Mr. Jobby says:
minge is a lady lower hair

Mr. Jobby says:
minging in stinking.

Mr. Jobby says:
ming is the present tense of minging

Mr. Jobby says:
I hope mung is the past-tense, but I'm not sure something can have mung or if it was merely previously minging

Mr. Jobby says:
Also: minging can mean that someone is rather unattractive, but that's only used by rubbish people form sink estates

And there you have it! :D
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 07:42 AM
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31. TWIT
my mum refers to Bush as a "bloody twit".
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mrbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 07:43 AM
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32. john thomas
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 08:58 AM
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33. To Roger
Meaning to screw. Also berk=a wanker I believe. Tons of 'em.
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TheRedMan Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 09:53 AM
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34. Shag, furry-toothed, anorak, pear-shaped
Was watching Graham Norton last night and he was about to die talking about the Shag (referring to the dance popular in the South.) Andie MacDowell was on, so he was having her teach him how to "shag." The whole audience was about to bust a gut. Would be like if there was a British dance called the screw.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 10:07 AM
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35. Cawn't yew tewl 'iss wanka ta piss orff? 'ee keeps effin' a' me!
"Bloody Hell" is a good one, too.

Although not everyone is aware of it,
It isn't polite to say simply, 'shit'
The English, in order to be thought polite
Change the pronunciation to 'shite'
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 10:56 AM
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36. I also like british obscene gestures...
i.e. the V sign turned around. It's great because not a lot of americans know what it means.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:45 PM
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47. I remember Maggie Thatcher doing that from the podium
A bunch of hooligans were heckling her and she was caught on film returning the "up yours" gesture. Rick from the "Young Ones" did that in an episode.

I remember a photo of VP candidate Nelson Rockefeller giving the finger to a crowd of hecklers in 1976.

Does anybody else remember "good" republicans?
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 07:57 PM
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49. Do you know where that V sign comes from?
You probably do, but here goes anyway....

It stems from ye days of olde....

Apparently, in the days of Henry V, the French were so afraid of the English archers that when they caught any in battle they used to chop off their first two fingers, thus preventing them drawing back the bowstring when they were released and returned to the English army.

At the battle of Agincourt the English archers all taunted the French army by waving their two fingers at them as if to say "We've still got 'em, come and take them off us if you think you're hard enough!".

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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 11:12 AM
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37. "Sod off you barmy git."
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 01:23 PM
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42. 'Ey, 'oo you callin' a barmy git?
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 02:43 PM
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45. But...
I mean it in the best possible way.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 11:30 AM
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38. "Having it off"
which is "having sex".

Have a "slash" (pee).

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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:25 PM
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40. Funny license plate
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 12:28 PM
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41. I remember when some guy broke into Buckingham Palace
hoping to have a private audience with the Queen. Her maid was quoted in Time Magazine as saying: "Bloody 'ell, Ma'am! Wot's 'ee doin' eeyah?"
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MurrayDelph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 01:46 PM
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43. According to HitchHiker's Guide
the worst one you can use is:



Belgium!


MurrayDelph
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:53 PM
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48. Bloody buggery bollocks.
Thank you Edina Monsoon.

And I learned "slash" from Patsy.
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Vitruvius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 08:55 PM
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50. "I'll believe you -- thousands wouldn't."
Somehow, thinking of Tony the Poodle and Bu$h* brought that one to mind.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 09:46 PM
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51. Todger / Tadger....rather archaic terms for cock.....
Ringpiece.....a cruder term for arsehole.

P.
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theemu Donating Member (531 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 10:08 PM
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52. 'Geezer'
from Urban Dictionary:

slang for any "salt of the earth" type bloke you might meet in the street.

As heard in the lyrics of The Streets, a British rapper:

"But I get well leery when geezers look at me funny / Bounce em round like bunnies"

"Geezers need excitement / If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence / Common sense / Simple common sense"
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pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 10:17 PM
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53. knackered etc
knackered <exhausted>

yobs <louts>

nicked <caught>
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-03 12:32 PM
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54. It's rude, but...
...it's "bugger," as in "you daft bugger."

Needless to say, I have "British English A to Zed," most of Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole novels, AND signed copies of both Bridget Jones books on my shelf as I type this...
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-03 01:02 PM
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55. getting a leg over
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