British Slang Words & Phrases

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    I've always found this one interesting:

    When a Brit plans a date with a girl, he'll tell her he'll pick her up at a certain time by saying:

    "I'll knock you up at eight."

    This has a completely different meaning in the USA, as you know!

    Hal
     
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    Same meaning over here Hal - and no one ever said that to me :p
     
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    Fanny also means something else there.
     
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    Does it - don't be so sure :p
     
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    I thought it did. :)

    Fanny is your derrière here...
     
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    Its yer bum bum here too ! :p
     
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    I thought it was something else.....
     
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    Oh yea ……….? …………………. No ……………….. :p
    Not from my part of London anyway
     
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    Ok...so it's not your vajayjay? :)

    A fanny pak is a purse that goes around your waist...

    Going out to TJs now before I get in trouble. :)
     
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    We call that a 'bum bag' - awful things they are

    Never heard that vajayjay before ( so pleased about that ) I'm such an innocent in these matters
     
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    Haha....I don't think we use "bum" so much, use butt more at least around here.
     
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    Ah yes - 'butt bag' :p
     
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    Very informative. ;)Just keep going. There seem to be a lot of words I can pick up. Not innocent, though.:p
     
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  14. Hal Pollner

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    What about "Your Arse"?

    Hal
     
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    What about it - that's a crude word in my book
     
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