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General Discussions Discuss Learning to speak English with Rich (aka Trickster) in the Community Center forums; Originally Posted by trickster Another one I've just used... Jumper . As in a sweater!! Hey Rich...guess what we call a sweater over here??? A SWEATER!!!!!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trickster
    Another one I've just used...

    Jumper. As in a sweater!!

    Hey Rich...guess what we call a sweater over here??? A SWEATER!!!!!

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    OK Rich - how do you pronounce the metal Aluminum ? (and for that matter how do you spell it?)

    I had a chemistry professor from Sheffield who pronounced it al-u-MIN'-E-um, not sure how he spelled it... was he just puuling my leg?

    (We yanks call it al-LU-min-um)...

    ...

    Hmmm - just found this site: http://www.world-aluminium.org/history/language.html

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    Hey - don't forget about Lorry.

    ...also...

    And I always use (perhaps from my distant Yorkshire genology) colour and behaviour spellings - was even corrected on a test once and had to prove the teacher "wrong". What a nice feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer

    And I always use (perhaps from my distant Yorkshire genology) colour and behaviour spellings -

    Oh no..... you've went to the dark side. Do you know how many times a day I correct Rich and tell him to drop the "u"?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98
    Oh no..... you've went to the dark side. Do you know how many times a day I correct Rich and tell him to drop the "u"?!?!


    At least it's just the 'u's I'm dropping!!!!!!!!!
    Rich

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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    ...and my daughter's Nappies (spelling?) - is that "proper" for diapers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer
    ...and my daughter's Nappies (spelling?) - is that "proper" for diapers??

    It certainly is!!

    ... Call me English, but I prefer the word Diaper!!!
    Rich

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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    hey - pot noodle isn't on the list!!!
    Nothing to countdown to, so just smile and be happy everyday!




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    So it isn't!!

    A pot noodle comes in a pint size container and comes as a dry mixture of noodles with peas and small pieces of meat in it. You then add hot water to the mixture making an instant noodle snack!!
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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    .... This thread is soooooo behind and seriously needs up dating!!

    A job for Sunday morning!!
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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    Now settle down, Rich. Don't get your knickers in a twist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketeer
    Now settle down, Rich. Don't get your knickers in a twist!


    LOL!!!

    ... I'll make sure they won't!!
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    Talking Finally....

    At long last, I have finally got round to updating the list!!

    For those who don't know - it can be found on the first post!!!!!
    Rich

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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    We could take this a step further.... how about some 'C o ckney Rhyming Slang?

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    A dialect found mostly in East London, where people obviously have more time to say what they want to say, and are more paranoid about being overheard. The principle is to decide what it is you want to say, and then find words which bear no real relation to what you're going to say, but which rhyme loosely with your phrase.

    Sometimes the connection is totally obscure. For example, 'Bottle and Glass' (Arse) was obviously a bit racy, so it is put at one remove with 'Aristotle' = Bottle. This is then contracted again so that you say 'Aris', which is almost exactly what you started out trying not to say. Some secret language...

    ****ney rhyming slang used to be a form of Pidgin English designed so that the working Eastenders could have a right good chin wag without the toffs knowing that they were talking about them. These days people just make it up for a laugh, so young streetwise Londoners say things like 'Ah mate, 'ad a right mare I did, got chucked out me pad, blew me lump, and now fings wiv the trouble and strife have gone all pete tong!'

    I must just add that Lancaster is 230 miles north of London!!
    Rich

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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    Now, you may think me doolally or a silly arse, but most think I'm a clever clog, and occasionally a dark horse.

    Hey, don't forget my wife dropped a sprog 9 months ago!!!

    I could go on! And I'm not even squiffed!



    ps. My apologies to Rich (and all my British kin) if I have grammatically misused any or all of the above. Now naff off!
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