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On 2011-03-08 19:26, critter wrote:
I have heard that the use of the "f" word as a derogatory term came from the actual burning of gays. I have no idea if this is true, but it makes the term pretty freakin' awful if it is.


Yes, that would be in the same vein as what I posted. Re-reading my post, I actually cringe noting I wrote the word out. I know that is silly, especially for someone who thinks of "bad" words in the Carlin sense, but that "f" word, and derogatory racial terms, are words I am not keen on saying, writing, etc. Come to think of it, I'm not such a big fan of "keen" either.
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Bundle of sticks, never actually thought about what the sticks were used for, burning makes sense.
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Back in ye olde dayes peasants used to hoard bundles of sticks, they were used as currency. A broom was a serious status symbol.
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I know carrying a bundle of sticks was very popular in paintings for both donkeys and older people.
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Huh. You're really into donkeys, eh?
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They are my favorite farm type animal. They just have a neat look to them.
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I sit on the chesterfield in the front room. I think Americans sit on the sofa in the living room.
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Couch here, my mother said divan or something like that.
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In Michigan we have a lower peninsula and an upper peninsula. If you live in the Upper you're know as a UPER and if you live in the Lower you're a LOPPER.

We refer to the Gentleman's Clubs across the river in Canada as The Windsor Ballet.

A player who has a goal, assist, and a fight in a hockey game gets a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

A lot of people from outside Michigan call left turns Michigan Lefts.

We also call soft drinks Pop.

And speaking of slang, I use to Live off of Big Beaver (Rd), Exit 69.
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From the Family Guy episode about Brian dating an older woman:
Rita: I'm sorry Brian, but you screwed up. Now please go.
Brian Griffin: But Rita-
Rita: Go! You can leave my apartment key on the davenport.
[Brian walks away and holds the key out in front of her dressing table]
Brian Griffin: Here?
Rita: No, the davenport- the chesterfield.
[Brian walks towards the ottoman and holds the key in front of it]
Brian Griffin: On this?
Rita: No- does that look like a divan to you?
[Brian slowly walks to the windowsill and places the keys on it, still holding on to it]
Brian Griffin: Here?
Rita: [Exasperated sigh] Leave 'em on the chifferobe.
Brian Griffin: You know what- [He chucks the keys on the bed] just take your ****ing keys, I don't know what the **** you're talking about. [Exits the room and slams the door shut]
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On 2011-03-08 20:33, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
I sit on the chesterfield in the front room. I think Americans sit on the sofa in the living room.


I sits on me arse. HA! Is this thing on?


Sofa, couch, davenport.
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A fire hydrant is a pump--to some really old timers, it's a johnny-pump.
Avenue of the Americas is Sixth Avenue no matter what anyone else says.
We stand on line, not in line.
When asking someone to turn off a light, you can say close the light.
My sister in Boston calls her sprinkles on her ice cream cone "jimmies," and her sub sandwiches "grinders."

Nice article on the differences between east coast and west coast conversational styles:
http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/americ......orkcity/
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A British flat cake called "Spotted Dick"

In our NATO dining facility this dish was the topic of discussion among the Americans.

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We in New England have "down cella" (cellar) and "side by each"

We have bubblers too.

The school newspaper (it's been over 40 years, I can't remember the title) had a thing where they printed pictures of common items and asked what they were called in the reader's area. The one that stuck in my mind was a frying pan which was called; frying pan, skillet, or spider depending on where the reader lived.
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Picking up on MagicSanta's Navy terms (I was in the Army)...

That gold braid you see on the visors of senior officers' dress caps is known as scrambled eggs.

The rows of ribbons over the left pocket in a dress uniform is fruit salad.

Creamed chipped beef on toast is SOS, or **** on a shingle.

Being short means you're close to getting out.

A full colonel is either a chicken colonel or a full-bird colonel (from the eagle, which is the rank insignia).

A mosquito-winger is a private (the rank insignia is a single chevron).

A captain's rank insignia (two parallel bars) is known as railroad tracks.

A lima-lima is a land line phone, aka a field phone with a cable.

A dustoff is a helicopter.

A cabbage patch hat is a helmet with camouflage netting on it.

Man, this is bringing back memories. I'm sure I'll remember a few more.
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On 2011-03-09 09:26, Natural Mystic wrote:
A British flat cake called "Spotted Dick"

In our NATO dining facility this dish was the topic of discussion among the Americans.

NM


They sell spotted dick in a can at my supermarket. They have a whole British section with jelly babies and all that stuff.
Expensive though. My and my girlfriend share a spotted dick in the can on special occasions.
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Attention US citizens: "fanny" may be a relatively inoffensive term for the posterior at home, but in other English speaking nations it refers to a lady's most intimate parts. That pouch worn by tourists is a "bum-bag"; Lord knows what you'll get if you try to purchase a "fanny-pack". A bum is not a tramp by the way. It's your fanny.
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America is not an english speaking nation, I see evidence of this daily.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



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Point taken, please disregard the "other" in my post.
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