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General Discussions Discuss Learning to speak English with Rich (aka Trickster) in the Community Center forums; Hi Peoples and welcome!!! It has been suggested that I start this thread so we can all learn the meaning of some of the words I use ~ inorder that ...
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    Wink Learning to speak English with Rich (aka Trickster)

    Hi Peoples and welcome!!!

    It has been suggested that I start this thread so we can all learn the meaning of some of the words I use ~ inorder that we all can speak English!!!

    In the past I have used words or phrases for which their meanings may not have been clear or have had to be explained!!

    It will be here from now on where you'll be able to find these words and their meanings!!

    Everyone is free to post on here as normal but what I will do is keep a list - similar to Brian's A-Z list, which I will up date every so often!!!

    Please note that some of the words are very English, whilst others are from our local dialect!!
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    THE LIST:
    AIS GAN YAM ~ Northern local dialect for 'I'm going home'
    AWA ~ (pronounced hour) means over - the sausages are awa done!!
    BACON BUTTY ~ Bacon sandwich (either on bread or toast)
    BADGES ~ what you call pins
    BARMY ~ daft / mad/ silly!!!!
    BLIMEY ~ see Corr Blimey
    BOOT ~ what you guys call a trunk on a car
    BREW / CUPPA ~ a hot drink: ie Tea or Coffee (although we do also use it in reference to beer!!)
    BUM ~ what you would refer to as Butt
    CANNY ~ means clever, knowing, useful (he's a canny player)
    CHEEKY ~ informal for don't be rude - don't be cheeky!!
    CORR BLIMEY / BLOODY **** ~ Similar to OMG
    CRIMBO ~ Northern slang for Christmas
    PROPER CRIMBO ~ slang for 'Have a good Christmas'
    CHIPPY ~ short for Fish & Chip Shop (They are similar to Harry Ramsden in Epcot!!)
    CHINKY ~ slang for a chinese take away(some also do fish & chips!!)
    CRISPS ~ what you would call chips!!
    CRUMPET ~ is a like a soft flat cake made of a yeast mixture which is eaten toasted and covered in butter!!!!
    CRUMPET (slang) ~ is a sexually attractive lady!!!
    FLOWER ~ Northern slang fro a female person
    FOOTIE ~ slang for English Football (soccer)
    GAN ~ means go
    GANNA ~ means going to
    GEORDIE ~ Somebody from Newcastle (NE England)
    GEYSER ~ London / southern England slang for a bloke!!
    HECKY THUMP ~ northern slang for Oh! dear, never mind!!
    HOLIDAY(S) ~ same as Vacation!!
    HOOVER ~ same as vaccuum
    HOWAY ~ means come on (howay, matey!!)
    JELLY ~ same as jello
    JUMPER ~ same as a sweater / sweatshirt
    KNACKERED ~ tired
    LIFT ~ same as elevator
    LOO ~ Toilet!!
    MEBBIE ~ means maybe
    MO ~ short for moment (I'll be back in a mo!!)
    MOBILE (phone) ~ Cell phone
    NAAH ~ means know (you naah what I mean!!)
    NAPPY ~ same as Diapper!! (although your word is much better!!)
    NEE ~ means no (she's got nee chance)
    NOWT ~ Northern slang and short for 'nothing'
    OWLD ~ same as old
    PILLOCK ~ slang for a stupid person!!
    PINCH ~ slang for borrow (not as harsh as stealing!!)
    PUND ~ same as pound as in an English pund !!
    RABBIT ON ~ saying for talking too much!!
    REET ~ same as right (reet you are!!)
    RINGING ~ same as calling (to ring someone - to call someone)
    RUBBER ~ same as an eraser
    SARNIE ~ slang for a Sandwich
    SCOUSER ~ Somebody from Liverpool (NW England - Beatle Country!!)
    SMART ~ as refering to something you like (I like that camera, it's smart!!)
    STUFFED ~ forget it (ie to get stuffed - to forget it!!)
    TA(R) MUCHLY ~Northern slang and short for Thank You very much (informal)
    TAKE AWAY ~ same as Take Out
    TAPS ~ what you call faucets
    TEA ~ Northern term for Dinner (We say: Breakfast, Dinner (lunch) and Tea!!)
    THICK ~ Dumb / stupid (...You thick person!!)
    TRACKIES ~ Track Suit Bottoms
    TRAINERS ~ same as sneakers
    TRIPE ~ as in rubbish (it's a load of tripe what you just said!!)
    WEE BAIRN ~ Northern local dialect for a small child/baby
    WHILST ~ same as While
    YE ~ same as you

    Last edited by trickster; 09-11-2010 at 06:17 AM. Reason: Updated 9th Sept 2010 - Thinned the list out!!
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    Right guys: What words have I used!!!!........
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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98
    mo
    tar muchly
    crimbo
    sarnie

    You're back?.....
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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    only for a "mo" Just wanted to PM you and let you know that I probably won't be home by 6 tonight! Then I had to come check out this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98
    only for a "mo" Just wanted to PM you and let you know that I probably won't be home by 6 tonight! Then I had to come check out this thread.
    Just got that!!!

    I'll start the list up today!!! have a good un'!!! Rich!!
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    Rich I'm still stuck on Crimbo what is it? I think it means Christmas. I said to the cast member in the England pavillion on our last trip last month and she look at me like I lost my mind. lol so bro what does it mean?




    YES I"M GOING BACK AGAIN FOR HALLOWEEN

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    The only one I recognize from that list is Crimbo, and I think it menas Christmas. At least, that's what it meant in the "English English" scene in Austin Powers...

    "Don't you remember the Crimbo din din..."
    "Don't you remember the Christmas dinner..."
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    Why is chips to the English different than chips to Americans? and what does "Queens english" really mean?

    Good thread!
    I am in need of some Disney magic!!

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    One of my oldest and best friends is a British soldier (most gorgeous gal in Her Majesty's Armed Forces, if I do say so myself), so we still occasionally need to "subtitle" eachother. For you fans of 101 Dalmatians, "Pongo" is Brit slang for soldier (this implies that they stink. Go figure). "Matelot" refers to sailors (has something to do with an old term for 'fish,' I'm pretty sure), and "Crabs" are the term for air force personnel (I don't even want to know why).

    On either side of the Atlantic, though, English is one crazy language--the hardest in the world to learn (with the possible exception of the African click languages). Not even getting into the thirty-squirty zillion rules (and the umpteen bazillion exceptions to everyone of those rules), how can a house 'burn up' as it 'burns down?' Why do we drive on a 'parkway' and park on a 'driveway?' Why do 'fat chance' and 'slim chance' mean the same thing, but a 'wiseman' and a 'wiseguy' are opposites? (By the way, if you want to drive your Egyptian friends nuts, give them a form and tell them to fill it in. If/when they ask how, tell them "by filling it out." Works every time.)
    "The society that draws too great of a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will end up having its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." --probably Thucydides

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    This thread is going great!! I'll compile the list in the morning!!!!
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    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

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    .... Just one for Lori now: 'Barmy'!!!

    English Slang for Daft / Mad / Potty / Silly etc......
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