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A Rude Word in Un-American English
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:41 am Reply with quote
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If you ever have a British or Australian guest on the show, or just an Anglophile, I have one suggestion for a "Rude Word of the Week". Most Americans would not know it, so I'm including a link to the Wikipedia article on it: bugger!

Anyone who's read any of Terry Pratchett's books will be familiar with this one, in a hedgehog-related context... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:00 am Reply with quote
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An excellent Rude Word!

If/when we get around to doing that show on British versus American English (the oh-so intimidating topic that overwhelms us), this could be a candidate for the Rude Word of the Week.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:16 am Reply with quote
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Dave wrote:
An excellent Rude Word!

If/when we get around to doing that show on British versus American English (the oh-so intimidating topic that overwhelms us), this could be a candidate for the Rude Word of the Week.

Dave


But, you know, "fanny" would also be an excellent contender, IMO Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:15 am Reply with quote
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Oh, yes, there are actually plenty of these words that sound so "cute" in American that would cause a room to fall silent in the UK!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:36 am Reply with quote
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Like "Do you flog fags here?" for a room full of Americans. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:13 am Reply with quote
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How about 'shag'?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:32 am Reply with quote
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The funny thing is I say buggar all the time, probably because the French don't know what it means. Really bad habit, but kind of funny.
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bugger me! i say it all the time
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:49 am Reply with quote
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immigrating to australia has turned me into one lover of crude. bloody, bugger, clacker,... great fun!
i also still enjoy referring to my tushy as a fanny. oooh, that stirs a few. and i shouldn't say that i root for any team. no no no. i barrack for a team.

get stuffed!
i cacked/shit myself laughing at the wanker.

and this allowed me to bring it on home without editing myself.

but i got out of control. now i wear a rubber band on my wrist and snap it every time i curse. it hurts. and that usually causes me to blurt out "bloody hell." snap snap.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:00 pm Reply with quote
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Both my fella and I, ardent American anglophiles, use the exclamation "Bollocks!" often.

"Bollocks! I can't find my keys!"

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Re: bugger me! i say it all the time
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:29 am Reply with quote
benconservato
 
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IHateToast wrote:
immigrating to australia has turned me into one lover of crude. bloody, bugger, clacker,... great fun!
i also still enjoy referring to my tushy as a fanny. oooh, that stirs a few. and i shouldn't say that i root for any team. no no no. i barrack for a team.

get stuffed!
i cacked/shit myself laughing at the wanker.

and this allowed me to bring it on home without editing myself.

but i got out of control. now i wear a rubber band on my wrist and snap it every time i curse. it hurts. and that usually causes me to blurt out "bloody hell." snap snap.


There has to be a better way to stop yourself from swearing... maybe. It would be effective.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:38 am Reply with quote
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And pity the poor American bloke who has to introduce himself as Randy!
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