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Post 41

Jabberwock


There are the poor souls named De'ath as well of course, e.g. Wilfred De'ath the journalist/author.

See http://surname.sofeminine.co.uk/w/surnames/surname-de-ath.html

In spite of the clear good manners of the website, I do believe it used to be spelled Death too. This is backed up by some of the Google results.

I don't know why it's on that particular site, unless another part of the site is concerned with babies' names etc.

Jab smiley - smiley



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Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Bait - Geordie for lunch usually sandwiches

Oop in the real North, the North East - Land of the geordies, my father was puzzled when my grandfather talked about taking his bait with him to work. As where my father came from in South Africa, bait was something that you took when you went fishing. But found out that it was not fishing bait that my grandfather was taking with him but sandwiches.


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Post 43

minichessemouse - Ahoy there me barnacle!

Brownies

In UK this is Girl Guides for 7-10 year olds.

in USA they are chocolatey gooey cakes.

minismiley - mouse


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Post 44

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

some Geordies were staying at my local pub, as they were contracting at the local pit - after going home for a weekend, 1 said "mind that 'oil"(Yorkshire lingo) next Arghh! he fell down it, why didn't you tell me aboot that hole - I did! oh I thought yuh meant motor oil


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Post 45

van-smeiter

In American English, 'shag' means dance so don't get too excited if an american asks you if you fancy a shag! We (Brits) also have various meanings of shag (sex, carpet, tobacco) hence the joke in Blackadder Goes Forth: "I hear that Captain Blackadder does a good line in rough shag."

Further to a previous post, someone I knew moved to the US when we were 11 or so and had no idea why his whole class collapsed in laughter when he asked his teacher whether she had a rubber he could use. smiley - smiley


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Post 46

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Further on from US/UK misunderstandings, me and a friend went to Disneyland, one of the employees introduced himself with the words "Hi I'm Randy" (Randy being his name) and wondered why me and my friend collapsed in laughter


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Post 47

Anoldgreymoonraker Free Tibet

That is a very popular name in the Statessmiley - cheers


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Post 48

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

I know but we didn't have the heart to tell him what his name ment in England


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Post 49

Websailor

His face would have been worth a snapshot smiley - rofl

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 50

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Yeah it would, but we'd been laughing so much we were breathless and the camera wouldn't have stayed still


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Post 51

Triquack

The Geman company N.S.U. produced a power assisted bike sort of thing and called it a "quickly", they looked much like an overgrown pedal bike with a small two stroke motor, pedals and large wheels. They proved to be very popular, especially with commuting young ladies.

Then, to catch the young male section of society they produced a 50cc which looked like a lightweight version of a proper motorbike. They called it a "Quick 50", they didn't sell many.smiley - winkeye


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Post 52

Gnomon - time to move on

Why not?


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Post 53

Moonhogg - Captain Coffee Break

I have to admit, I'm wondering that one myself...

Re: Brownies - That lead to the old joke, "I was thrown out of the boy scouts for eating brownies"...


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Post 54

Moving On

Conversation between an old lady and 2 younger people regarding outdoor urination:

Young Man:

"Well, I'm alright, all I need to do is find a handy out of the way corner - or indeed, as granny's said, a handy tree"

Young Woman:

"I wouldn't fancy either - I'd probably hold on till we got to civilisation"

Old Lady:

"Pah! All you need to do is hide behind a little bush"


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Post 55

IctoanAWEWawi

I do believe there used to be (or was going to be) a Rolls Royce Silver Mist - ah yes, it was to be the name for what was eventually called the Silver Shadow - until someone pointed out it might not sell too well in Germany.


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Post 56

nortirascal

smiley - erm Please enlighten us non-german speakerssmiley - ok


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Post 57

Websailor

Yes, please smiley - smiley

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 58

Triquack

A "Quick 50" was a euphemism for a male activity which rhymes with cranking.smiley - erm


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Post 59

Websailor

smiley - blush ....... smiley - roflsmiley - tongueincheek

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 60

IctoanAWEWawi

sorry peeps - mist is German for sh*t but fairly mild as in cowsh*t or something.


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