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    I just thought I'd look in here - I haven't been for a while!!!
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    "Crackin' " was a word I was using the other day!

    "Rippin' " and "Dreadful" are another couple of words I have used!!
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    Ann used one yesterday....hmmm...what was it. I will have to go look.

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    It was "shoddy" which I was able to figure out must not be a good thing being the context she used it in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
    It was "shoddy" which I was able to figure out must not be a good thing being the context she used it in!

    Oh yeah, I remember now!!
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    i love to hear english or british people speak.. i love it!!!
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    I've been practicing! You'd be proud of me!! haha

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    Excellent stuff!!

    Not long now, Mandy!!
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    I was at the McDonald's in Downtown Disney the other day, and there was a mother/daughter pair in line behind me to order. I was kind of tired, and more than a bit distracted watching the weather outside (it was storming), so I somehow did not hear the them place their order (either that or I've just been watching too much of the Harry Potter movies lately that the English accent didn't perk up my ears like it often does). But what finally clued me in as to their English-ness (ya like that? I just made up a word!) was when one of the employees walked over and held out a cheeseburger for the daughter to take, and she looked up and said "Oh, Cheers!"

    Silly me... I thought "cheers" was like a greeting or a toast. I didn't know it substituted for "Thank you" as well. What is it... one of those multi-purpose gap-filler words that can be used at almost any time in almost any context?

    Oh, and speaking of "Cheers" and Harry Potter... I have a question to ask a native English speaker (English English... not American English). The character Tonks in the Harry Potter novels frequently makes use of the greeting "Wotcher", which I have looked up and found out to be a greeting which stems from an abbreviated form of "What cheer." Is this actually a common greeting? I've NEVER heard it before, and I've actually spoken to a fair number of English speakers, and read a fair amount of English literature as well. Is it perhaps like a slang term, and maybe that's why I'd never heard of it before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainStreet, USA View Post
    The character Tonks in the Harry Potter novels frequently makes use of the greeting "Wotcher", which I have looked up and found out to be a greeting which stems from an abbreviated form of "What cheer." Is this actually a common greeting? I've NEVER heard it before, and I've actually spoken to a fair number of English speakers, and read a fair amount of English literature as well. Is it perhaps like a slang term, and maybe that's why I'd never heard of it before?
    Wotcher, as in Watch-ya, i suppose its kind of, "i see you/hiya" rolled in together
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    Yeah, Wotcher is slang for saying hello and how are you/ what you upto rolled all into one!! I think it is more commonly used by kids/children than adults though!

    As for cheers it has been used for a long time as an informal way of saying thankyou!
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    Crackin' is another one I use sometimes... Meaning to have a good (crackin') time or if something is good in general!
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    "Dreadful" is another one I use when something is awesome!!

    (Dreadful pronunced by prlonging the rrrrr..... Drrrrrreadful!!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    "Dreadful" is another one I use when something is awesome!!

    (Dreadful pronunced by prlonging the rrrrr..... Drrrrrreadful!!).
    That one seems to defy logic. If its dreadful it's good? It's no wonder people say that English is one of the hardest languages to learn!
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