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View Poll Results: Im a Brit living in
The UK 29 12.24%
Europe 0 0%
US 37 15.61%
Other 5 2.11%
Im not a Brit 166 70.04%
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I'm not in the UK or the USA (I'm in Ireland) but if you're from the US on this side of the big ditch never ever ask for a ride, and for gods sake if anyone offers you one call the police.... or your daddy!
arghhhh!!!

whats it mean?!?!?!
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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arghhhh!!!

whats it mean?!?!?!

Erm..... before I answer that.... are you over 21? (or over 16 if you're here in Ireland)

Last edited by northsider; 01-02-2008 at 05:31 PM.. Reason: Left out a word
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Erm..... before I answer that.... are you over 21? (or over 16 if you're here in Ireland)
well over 21.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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And all responses will keep in mind that City Data is PG-13 site, right?
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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And all responses will keep in mind that City Data is PG-13 site, right?
yep, thats what I was thinking. I guess you figured out the meaning as well?
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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is that pg-13 of how adults want to think of kids, or how kids actually talk?
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Bridgeville,Pa
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How about ; going outside for a ***.(in Ireland it means a cigarette).

Or in Cork ; did you have a jag on saturday night. ; meaning a date.

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Old 01-03-2008, 06:43 AM
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Location: Lincoln, UK
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Or in Cork ; did you have a jag on saturday night. ; meaning a date.
I've not heard that! I'd probably have interpreted that as "was it your Jaguar I nicked on Sunday morning?" Although I wouldn't be too worried about that, I've got a clapped out Clio...

Anyone: In the USA, are there regional variances of the same type of phrase as there are in the UK? 3 examples that I can think of with huge differences across the UK are the phrases people use for:

- packed lunch (here it's "pack-up" which I always find a bit weird but I think in Newcastle it's bait box?? I'm sure someone will tell me if I'm wrong)

- bread rolls (anything from baps through buns and rolls to balm cakes and many in between).

- the couple of weeks in the summer that a lot of people have holidays. I always knew that as July fortnight but I've heard people call it "snaps" which was totally new to me.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Ireland
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And all responses will keep in mind that City Data is PG-13 site, right?
Okay. So if someone here asks for or offers a ride they actually mean a dance.... it's called by some 'the horizontal tango'

If this is deleted I'll know that kids of 13 know of that dance.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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I've not heard that! I'd probably have interpreted that as "was it your Jaguar I nicked on Sunday morning?" Although I wouldn't be too worried about that, I've got a clapped out Clio...

Anyone: In the USA, are there regional variances of the same type of phrase as there are in the UK? 3 examples that I can think of with huge differences across the UK are the phrases people use for:

- packed lunch (here it's "pack-up" which I always find a bit weird but I think in Newcastle it's bait box?? I'm sure someone will tell me if I'm wrong)

- bread rolls (anything from baps through buns and rolls to balm cakes and many in between).

- the couple of weeks in the summer that a lot of people have holidays. I always knew that as July fortnight but I've heard people call it "snaps" which was totally new to me.

Of course there are regional differences. A sub, hero, hogie for the type of sandwhich you buy at Subway. Pop vs. Soda, a package store (mostly New England) vs. a liquer store. And many more.
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