All You Wanted To Know About The English Language But Were Afraid To Ask

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  1. Terry Page

    Terry Page Very Well-Known Member
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    Yes Lara interestingly knickers is not mentioned, it was more of a naughty word than panties in my generation, but it may be way out of date like me these days.

    Knockers boobs and a rack all refer to breasts in England
     
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    I reminded of when I worked in Eritrea and was out for a drink one evening with my fellow volunteers. One of them was a Canadian girl from Toronto and she was talking about some of the words we used (the other people with us were English). "Shagging" was, for some reason, one of the words that came up. It so happened that we were in a bar with loud music and a lot of people, so we had to talk quite loudly. There is a law that dictates that the music stops and everything goes quiet just as somebody says something embarrassing. So it was that she proclaimed very loudly, "I like shagging." Of course, it's probable that few, if any, of the people in the bar caught the meaning. Naturally, what she meant was that she liked the word, but the rest of us collapsed in hysterics.
     
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    I see on Tumblr mentions no knickers day so maybe the word is still more in fashion than I thought.

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    We used to have a shag tobacco

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    Lol, half the time I google what you said, so be glad you don't get even more "whats". :)
     
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    I sometimes google my own conversations so I can understand myself ;):)
     
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