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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Sorry folks, but no one does slang quite like the Aussies...

    A rep point to anyone who can translate the phrase "I've got the wog, been crook as a dog for three days" without Googling it.

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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    I know crook means ill so I'm going to guess that 'wog' is flu or similar. Which would make it 'Ive got the flu, I've been sick as a dog for three days.'

    Try 'Yoam yampy yo am, ait?' Black country ftw!
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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Yeh,you down unders do have an edge..but it may be caused by all your Crocs and snakes and giant spiders making you a bit cranky..
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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Quote Originally Posted by Maythe View Post
    I know crook means ill so I'm going to guess that 'wog' is flu or similar. Which would make it 'Ive got the flu, I've been sick as a dog for three days.'

    Try 'Yoam yampy yo am, ait?' Black country ftw!
    Ooh rep point for you! I've been pulling that particular phrase out for years now and you're the first to get it!

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    Haha this was really good

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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Yeh,you down unders do have an edge..but it may be caused by all your Crocs and snakes and giant spiders making you a bit cranky..
    You know there's something special about a country when the Prime Minister can swear on national telly and no one bats an eyelash.

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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Quote Originally Posted by Rae'ya View Post
    Ooh rep point for you! I've been pulling that particular phrase out for years now and you're the first to get it!
    Pfft. I also knew that one. :P

    The aussie one that gets me is 'it's alright' or 'not bad'. HOW am I supposed to know when something is 'not bad', or 'the best night of my life' when the phrase is the same?
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    true,here if they even said darn,the religious right would show up with torches and pitchforks..
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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Pfft. I also knew that one. :P

    The aussie one that gets me is 'it's alright' or 'not bad'. HOW am I supposed to know when something is 'not bad', or 'the best night of my life' when the phrase is the same?
    In the US, "that's bad" means "that is very, very good," while "that's dope" means something is 1) clever or 2) stupid.
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    Re: How the swear like a Brit

    Us Brits do a similar thing with bad things. 'Had a bit of a rotten day,' could mean my favourite cake recipe sunk and I was really looking forward to it; it could mean I lost three members of my family in a horrific accident. Although 'a rotten day' for a sunk cake would be considered overstating the case a bit. Tone and context are the key.
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