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29-03-2017, 06:14 AM
RE: British colloquialisms
Poof / poofta = a homosexual, usually effeminate.
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29-03-2017, 06:17 AM (This post was last modified: 29-03-2017 06:20 AM by ukatheist.)
RE: British colloquialisms
Knackered = really tired

Slap and tickle = sexual intercourse
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29-03-2017, 06:21 AM (This post was last modified: 29-03-2017 06:27 AM by ukatheist.)
RE: British colloquialisms
Spanking the monkey = masturbating

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Ps: Not this, which apparently best with four people...

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8222/spank-monkey

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29-03-2017, 07:25 AM
RE: British colloquialisms
Bashing the bishop = masturbation
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29-03-2017, 07:28 AM
RE: British colloquialisms
Learned a new one today.... Fill your boots

(29-03-2017 07:16 AM)Robvalue Wrote:  
(29-03-2017 05:35 AM)unfogged Wrote:  Pardon? Is that something for the "British colloquialisms" thread?

Haha, yeah Big Grin

Not sure of the origin of it. It means "Go for it, do as much as you like".

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29-03-2017, 08:37 AM
RE: British colloquialisms
(28-03-2017 11:33 AM)adey67 Wrote:  Ruby Murray = curry
Plates of meat = feet
Apples and pears = stairs

I'll never get Cockney ... but then again, I'm a Septic.
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29-03-2017, 01:53 PM
RE: British colloquialisms
(29-03-2017 05:23 AM)unfogged Wrote:  I think my favorite Britishism is "pear-shaped" to describe something that didn't go as planned or got out of control.

If you want a good dose of British slang and humor watch "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels".

About fifteen years ago I stumbled across PYRIFORM, which means pear-shaped. and started using that instead.

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29-03-2017, 02:04 PM
RE: British colloquialisms
(29-03-2017 06:17 AM)ukatheist Wrote:  Knackered = really tired

Or in rhyming slang, creamed => cream crackered => knackered.

Other rhyming slang terms use place names including Barnet [Fair] for hair, Bristol [City] for titty, and Hampton [Wick] for prick.

Steve Bell's If... cartoon strip in The Guardian once had Sherman [tank] for wank.

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29-03-2017, 03:30 PM
RE: British colloquialisms
(29-03-2017 02:04 PM)Norm Deplume Wrote:  
(29-03-2017 06:17 AM)ukatheist Wrote:  Knackered = really tired

Or in rhyming slang, creamed => cream crackered => knackered.

Other rhyming slang terms use place names including Barnet [Fair] for hair, Bristol [City] for titty, and Hampton [Wick] for prick.

Steve Bell's If... cartoon strip in The Guardian once had Sherman [tank] for wank.

Also Hank Marvin = starving
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29-03-2017, 04:02 PM
RE: British colloquialisms
Butchers hook = look as in 'come take a butchers at this'

Tea leaf = thief



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