ITT we translate British English to U.S. English

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  1. Taras
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    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

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    Boxcar #142, Santa Fe rail
    Nicked - stolen or jacked

    Bollocks! - An exclamation, I think it means balls or something

    Football - Not to be confused with Football, but rather a game played by traipsing around with hands in the air so as not to touch the ball. Not much excitement unless you enjoy passing and the occasional ankle sprain.

    Cricket - Something resembling baseball, but only the British, Indians and Pakistani's fully understand the rules.

    Cheeky - I'm not really sure, but usually associated with lowly behavior.
     


  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Pounds - money
    chap - dude
    colour - color

    etc etc
     
  3. pkprostudio

    pkprostudio No

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    Mario - Maliou


    Oh wait, that's Chinese. [​IMG]
     
  4. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    I've broken both my legs, 3 toes, 2 fingers, 1 hand, 1 ankle, and had more concussions than I can remember "traipsing around with my hands in the air". So you, my good sir, can go fuck yourself. Understand that English?
     
  5. pkprostudio

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    Ahhhh. You need to be less aggressive then.
     
  6. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

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    ITT the /b/tards should go back to /b/
     
  7. Taras
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    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

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    Would that be from soccer rioting?
     
  8. RayorDragonFall

    RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

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    Pants = Girls underwear, not trousers, people!!
     
  9. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Kegs = Trousers
    Mobile (phone) = Cell Phone

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  10. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    Fag - Cigarette [​IMG]
     
  11. Hadrian

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    Twat - Vagina, but if used out of context also means to hit.
    Twatted - Either drunken, exhausted or just been hit
    Pissed - Drunk or angry
    Roger - To fornicate
    Bangers - Sausages
    Butty - A sandwich of any kind with butter
    Candy Floss - Cotten Candy
    Johnny - Condom
    Jelly - Jello
    Loft - Attic
    Chemist - Drugstore
    Off License - Liqueur store
    Bonnet of a car - Hood
    Dodgy - Suspicious


    I also have to say that Cricket is not really like Baseball at all, Rounders however is. Rounders is more fun.
     
  12. shaunj66

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    Oi lads, no rowdy business or I'll 'av you out on yer ear quicker than you can say "malt vinegar on me chips". Keep it 'dahn!

    =

    Keep this topic clean or I'll close it. NO FLAME WARS.
     
  13. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Rugby - Kinda like what the Americans call "Football" but without any of that namby pamby protection and not for those who wish to have a modeling career.

    EDIT: Just kidding, yeah American Football...its manly.
     
  14. Pigwooly

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    Man alive! Are you guys trying to ruin sex! Those are the least sexy terms I have ever heard!
     
  15. jimmy j

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    Football - A game which revolves around a player's use of "foot" upon said "ball". The whole world loves it - unfortunately the Americans don't (which is one of the reasons we all laugh at them).

    Football (American Version) - A bit like rugby except the players wear cissy-girl padding (PLUS helmets!) and they don't have to tape their ears back to avoid ripping, tearing or biting. The aim of the game is to see how many advertisements a company can fit into each quarter.

    The World Cup - An elimination event in which football-loving countries from around the world compete against each other to prove who is the best footballing nation (Not to be confused with America's World Series, which automatically disqualifies any team not based in the US - America has won every single World Series ever!)

    Basketball - Like Ladies' Netball (but more bouncy).
     
  16. [M]artin

    [M]artin .

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    Honestly... [​IMG]

    If I ever move to the UK, I don't wanna be yelling out men's names before I determine the insertation method... [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Pigwooly

    Pigwooly GBAtemp Fan

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    (Which is one of the reasons you come of like a jerk). Seriously, who cares what sports people like. To each his own. Grow up.
     
  18. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    [​IMG] though saying that I'm glad Britain/England aren't involved, do we really need to show the world that we're crap at something else?
     
  19. jimmy j

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    You would be speaking German if it wasn't for us! - A favourite boast among fat Americans. The correct Englishman's response should be "What language are you speaking now, retard?" [​IMG]
     
  20. Pigwooly

    Pigwooly GBAtemp Fan

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    It's funny how language meanings change from region to region, even within the same language.
    Man: After I finish this fag and eat this butty, I'm going to slip into Johnny and we'll Roger.
    American Woman: Are you trying to tell me your gay?
    Is there anything we say in America, that would be equally disastrous in the UK?
    (Also having never heard any of these terms other than fag for cigarette used myself I acknowledge I may be misusing them.)