“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#22329 Jan 22, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
Good day to all!
The Mrs called to ask about language across the pond. Yes, I almost blew coffee on the computer screen! LOL! Trainers aka sneakers here; boot, bonnet, and the kicker was, knock me up in the morning!!
Different phraseology makes this planet fun. We have idioms here in the USA that are divided by the compass. An example, the word soda. Some refer to it as pop as in soda pop; in the south, everything is a "Coke", you ask for soda in Boston, that is exactly what you get, club soda.
Enjoy the day folks. Hunkering down for the cold weather.
That will keep the pecker up. In England you can say that in polite society. It is like vim and vigor :) I asked my English friend if you see many men wearing suspenders. She about died laughing. I should have said braces. Suspenders are garter belts :)

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#22330 Jan 22, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
Good day to all!
The Mrs called to ask about language across the pond. Yes, I almost blew coffee on the computer screen! LOL! Trainers aka sneakers here; boot, bonnet, and the kicker was, knock me up in the morning!!
Different phraseology makes this planet fun. We have idioms here in the USA that are divided by the compass. An example, the word soda. Some refer to it as pop as in soda pop; in the south, everything is a "Coke", you ask for soda in Boston, that is exactly what you get, club soda.
Enjoy the day folks. Hunkering down for the cold weather.
Add to that [sneakers - trainers= runners.

we never say 'I'll fix you a sandwich'
we say I'll make you a sandwich..

also

I never understood USA phrase..
when someone is niffed with another and they say..
anyway,
'I COULD CARE LESS'

surely it should mean
'I *couldn't* care less'

but never fear

we over here have a similar one..
if someone says.

'O. I hope he'll be ok'

we say'

'There's a fear of him'

when I think it should more
accurately be

'There's NO fear of him'

and to give you a laugh,
if we speak about someone who is say.. well off
if a person said 'he has only one car now'

Someone else might add

'Hmm, there's a fear of his @rse' lol

short for >

'Don't pity him,

he already doesn't want for anything'...

Level 3

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#22331 Jan 22, 2013
Grace, Lady El, Denny and Other......
You have kept me in stitches all day with the differences in words. I do have to say I am a little hesitant to use certain words for fear that those to will be miss understood. LOL I would hate to think what I just stated, "kept me in stitches" would mean something like I need stitches put in my clothes because I run around naked or something!!!! LOL
Wow, what fun conversations! Thanks All!

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#22332 Jan 22, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
Grace, Lady El, Denny and Other......
You have kept me in stitches all day with the differences in words. I do have to say I am a little hesitant to use certain words for fear that those to will be miss understood. LOL I would hate to think what I just stated, "kept me in stitches" would mean something like I need stitches put in my clothes because I run around naked or something!!!! LOL
Wow, what fun conversations! Thanks All!
Well, I know what you mean!
A song comes to mind by Jewel, "Naked!"

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#22333 Jan 22, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Add to that [sneakers - trainers= runners.
we never say 'I'll fix you a sandwich'
we say I'll make you a sandwich..
also
I never understood USA phrase..
when someone is niffed with another and they say..
anyway,
'I COULD CARE LESS'
surely it should mean
'I *couldn't* care less'
but never fear
we over here have a similar one..
if someone says.
'O. I hope he'll be ok'
we say'
'There's a fear of him'
when I think it should more
accurately be
'There's NO fear of him'
and to give you a laugh,
if we speak about someone who is say.. well off
if a person said 'he has only one car now'
Someone else might add
'Hmm, there's a fear of his @rse' lol
short for >
'Don't pity him,
he already doesn't want for anything'...
I love our differences. In the south we say I am fixing to ...

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#22334 Jan 22, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
Grace, Lady El, Denny and Other......
You have kept me in stitches all day with the differences in words. I do have to say I am a little hesitant to use certain words for fear that those to will be miss understood. LOL I would hate to think what I just stated, "kept me in stitches" would mean something like I need stitches put in my clothes because I run around naked or something!!!! LOL
Wow, what fun conversations! Thanks All!
Then you sure won't want to say where is my fanny pack in England or say I am stuffed after a big meal :)

“Wear both with Pride!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#22335 Jan 22, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Our Kinky El :) Dominatrix no doubt :)
LOL...:)

“Wear both with Pride!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#22336 Jan 22, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
Grace, Lady El, Denny and Other......
You have kept me in stitches all day with the differences in words. I do have to say I am a little hesitant to use certain words for fear that those to will be miss understood. LOL I would hate to think what I just stated, "kept me in stitches" would mean something like I need stitches put in my clothes because I run around naked or something!!!! LOL
Wow, what fun conversations! Thanks All!
Oddly enough, we say that too. Or 'in tucks' is a favourite
expression of mine...

I wish I had a pound for every time someone asked me to say 'tomarto'
in the States, but it was all in fun.(you say tom-a-to, we say
tom-ar-to)

Thanks for being such a good sport BE....:)

Level 3

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#22337 Jan 22, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Then you sure won't want to say where is my fanny pack in England or say I am stuffed after a big meal :)
Okay you've got me. Boomer and I are clueless or should we even ask? LOL

“Wear both with Pride!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#22338 Jan 22, 2013
Falcon 68 Sweet Cheeks wrote:
Hey everyone just letting you know that this is the original sweet cheeks! I am looking for falcon so if you see him let him know please!! Thanks so much!!
SWEET CHEEKS! How lovely to see you again! Falcon was here,
oooh, about a month ago, just for a short time then he disappeared
again. Hope he sees your post and responds to it...it was nice
sseing him again too. Meanwhile, hope to see more of YOU!

“Wear both with Pride!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#22339 Jan 22, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
May I have a word,{{{ Cuz El }}}
This weekend I took a trip to historic England
http://www.pilotguides.com/tv_shows/globe_tre...
Included was a brief bit of a street presenter relating that Strawberry Fields was a Salvation Army children's home in Liverpool, England where John Lennon often played as a child. The Salvation Army band was a catalyst at that age to want to be in a band.
And a brief bit and scene about Stonehenge along the way to Glastonbury.
I have also seen (twice) a different episode of this program pertaining visits to Scotland, Wales, and England. I learned about shin-kicking contests! OUCH!!! Makes me wince.
{{{Cuz Luke}}}....spent a pleasant hour on that site too....
I am familiar with this as occasionely I watch Lonely Planet,
where Ian Wright hosts...exceptionally well done.
As for Strawberry Fields..would you believe I have never seen it performed...until today...even though one of my favourites of
the Beatles songs. On a visit to Liverpool we passed Strawberry Fields, we were on a tour bus which had taken us to John Lennon's
home, or rather, his aunt and uncle's home where he grew up....
very emotional...we also visited Paul McCartney's house, where his father raised him and his brother.
I think I will pass on the shin-kicking contests don't you?!
Definately.
The link is a keeper, and thanks so much for posting it.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#22340 Jan 22, 2013
Boomer7 wrote:
Good day to all!
The Mrs called to ask about language across the pond. Yes, I almost blew coffee on the computer screen! LOL! Trainers aka sneakers here; boot, bonnet, and the kicker was, knock me up in the morning!!
Different phraseology makes this planet fun. We have idioms here in the USA that are divided by the compass. An example, the word soda. Some refer to it as pop as in soda pop; in the south, everything is a "Coke", you ask for soda in Boston, that is exactly what you get, club soda.

Enjoy the day folks. Hunkering down for the cold weather.
Are you sawing logs? Hitting the hay? Or catching some zzz?

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#22341 Jan 22, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Our Kinky El :) Dominatrix no doubt :)
I thought she meant Friedman.
:-)

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#22342 Jan 22, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Add to that [sneakers - trainers= runners.

we never say 'I'll fix you a sandwich'
we say I'll make you a sandwich..

also

I never understood USA phrase..
when someone is niffed with another and they say..
anyway,
'I COULD CARE LESS'

surely it should mean
'I *couldn't* care less'

but never fear

we over here have a similar one..
if someone says.

'O. I hope he'll be ok'

we say'

'There's a fear of him'

when I think it should more
accurately be

'There's NO fear of him'

and to give you a laugh,
if we speak about someone who is say.. well off
if a person said 'he has only one car now'

Someone else might add

'Hmm, there's a fear of his @rse' lol

short for >

'Don't pity him,

he already doesn't want for anything'...
I think it's miffed or pissed at someone
Just sayin'

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#22343 Jan 22, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
<quoted text>Okay you've got me. Boomer and I are clueless or should we even ask? LOL
You've never said "gee I'm stuffed" after eating a big meal???

As for the 'fanny pack'--- it's that little purse like thing people strap around their waists ..... it zips ..... I know you've seen them!! They are everywhere in the warmer weather when people for walks wearing their sweat suit!'

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#22344 Jan 22, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't you think there would be that option, but sadly, no.
Fortunately the newspaper he worked for made up a little of the difference.
The annoying thing was, the Maxwell Brothers were granted Legal
Aid at the taxpayers expense....
Like an idiot I found it sad that RW paid for it with his life.
i was wondering if some of the laws are different from here ....

WHo is RW???

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#22345 Jan 22, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning to ALL here...
Grace...enjoyed watching the singer on the VOICE..
enjoyed the panel too! I hope you will keep us posted
as to how he does.
How about Mrs. Brown's Boys last night! It gets better
if that's possible.
Running late this morning, all puss cats fed and watered and indoors. Blackbirds have taken over the
garden, yesterday I stood inches away from a female blackbird and she is happy to feed in front of me.
Just put sultanas and crushed fat balls out for them, bit of cheese for the Robin.
See you in a bitty (as they say in the Midlands)...:)
DO tey now have a British versoin of tHE VOICE? Who are the judges?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#22346 Jan 22, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I do it all the time. Sometimes I answer myself too. Is that a problem?
as long as yuore not disturbing anyoen but yourslef it;s OK

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#22347 Jan 22, 2013
Falcon 68 Sweet Cheeks wrote:
Hey everyone just letting you know that this is the original sweet cheeks! I am looking for falcon so if you see him let him know please!! Thanks so much!!
Hey Sweet Cheeks .. long time no see. Yes Falcon has popped in a bit lately, after taking something of a sabbatical from this site .... so we'll let him know to come a-looking for you.

How about you ... do you plan to spend any time in the forum or not?

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#22348 Jan 22, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
Grace, Lady El, Denny and Other......
You have kept me in stitches all day with the differences in words. I do have to say I am a little hesitant to use certain words for fear that those to will be miss understood. LOL I would hate to think what I just stated, "kept me in stitches" would mean something like I need stitches put in my clothes because I run around naked or something!!!! LOL
Wow, what fun conversations! Thanks All!
WHen I was a teenager ... visiting my father's native Croatia ... I had come back from swimming and could not find the towel I had left on the beach. I asked the poeple nearby "Vidi PEchka?" and pointing to where I had left it, thinking I was asking if they had seen a towel .... I confused my words, I was asking if they had seen a certain female body part ....

In chinese, vowels can have multiple inflectoins which can completely change the meaning of words, and it also matters if certain words are used with other words, this can alter the meaning if a word as well ... apparently the chinese inwardly laugh at us foreigners all the time when we mess up.

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