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Old 12-21-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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only really heard it when someone was impersonating "British way of talking"...as in "that chap's talking bloody rubbish" in a terribly overdone British accent
LOL, Ive never heard anybody in Britain say anything like this :-). I think language is continuosly evovlving, it works all ways, the British will pick up on Australian and American words / slang and the Americans will pick up on Australian and British slang and of course the Australians will pick up on British and American slang, not to mention Canada, New Zealand etc. This I think is a natural phenomanen caused by an ever shrinking world. It is a bit of a shame really cos its little differences in the language that can make us all smile. In Australia I believe what we call 'flip flops' Australians call thongs? (slip on sandals with the bit that sits between your toes), in the UK thongs are the womens undergarments that amount to not much more than a piece of string (if you get my meaning). Imagine the look on my face when I overheard an Australian in London asking somebody near by if they can go into Westminster Abbey wearing just her 'thongs'!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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If this GUY (namely yours truly) wore a thong to The Westminster Abby, I have no doubt that THEY would put me where I "bloody" belong. In the booby hatch ! ~♥~
Really I say "bloody" quite often (because I like saying it) and to show a bit of respect for one of our "Mother Countries". I feel a bit sorry for England since we kicked their butts in the revolution.
Just joking on that one but it does seem to me that it shows a bit of respect when people adopt words, foods and customs from other nations or peoples. We're all mixing it all up and it's all good.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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If this GUY (namely yours truly) wore a thong to The Westminster Abby, I have no doubt that THEY would put me where I "bloody" belong. In the booby hatch ! ~♥~
Really I say "bloody" quite often (because I like saying it) and to show a bit of respect for one of our "Mother Countries". I feel a bit sorry for England since we kicked their butts in the revolution.
Just joking on that one but it does seem to me that it shows a bit of respect when people adopt words, foods and customs from other nations or peoples. We're all mixing it all up and it's all good.
I thought that was the French?
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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It's becoming more common. It's a small world now with film and internet. In America, I don't think it has the same connotation as a swear word. So it's good to use! I think it's nice to try new words and definitions myself. Bloody being, by American standards a bit innocent.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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LOL, Ive never heard anybody in Britain say anything like this :-). I think language is continuosly evovlving, it works all ways, the British will pick up on Australian and American words / slang and the Americans will pick up on Australian and British slang and of course the Australians will pick up on British and American slang, not to mention Canada, New Zealand etc. This I think is a natural phenomanen caused by an ever shrinking world. It is a bit of a shame really cos its little differences in the language that can make us all smile. In Australia I believe what we call 'flip flops' Australians call thongs? (slip on sandals with the bit that sits between your toes), in the UK thongs are the womens undergarments that amount to not much more than a piece of string (if you get my meaning). Imagine the look on my face when I overheard an Australian in London asking somebody near by if they can go into Westminster Abbey wearing just her 'thongs'!!
You also don't want to say "fanny pack."
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