English Language Differences?

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English Language Differences?

Postby teeth_03 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:14 pm

talking to a Brit on MSN now

he said he was p!ssed

I asked why

he said 'p!ssed = wasted...drunk!...HAMMERED'


first time seeing a guy saying 'p!ssed' for being 'drunk'

I find it weird myself,I try to take perspective on language differences

but damn it,when someone sez they're p!ssed,it means they're angry/mad !

but ayway,posted this incase anyone else wanted to point out any other english language differences between europeans and americans that are weird

EDIT- forgot p!ssed was censored

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Postby Darth Raven » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:06 am

Holiday

America - Uses the words to describe dates such as Christmas and Easter...
Britain (among others) - Uses the word in place of 'vacation'.
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Postby MSD » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:48 pm

p!ssed can be used in both contexts, though usually in the UK p!ssed on it's own means drunk, p!ssed off means angry/mad
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Postby Senator » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:27 pm

First time in England someone was asking me if I have a fag on me, in that accent where you unite all the words together and speak them out your nose. I was getting only one word (the bad one), and was trying to figure out what exactly he was saying, and wither I should be getting angry.

Fag = slang for cigarette/smoke
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Postby MSD » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:17 pm

One of our favourite ones at school was to constantly ask an american trainee teacher we had if we could borrow her rubber. Her first instinct was to shout at us for saying rude words before she remembered that in the UK rubber is a common term for pencil eraser and not as in america, slang for a condom.

We caught her out a few times with that one.
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Postby RacerX » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:52 pm

God I would love to have seen her face when you asked if she wanted to puff a fag with you :)
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Postby Darth Raven » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:02 pm

MSD wrote:One of our favourite ones at school was to constantly ask an american trainee teacher we had if we could borrow her rubber. Her first instinct was to shout at us for saying rude words before she remembered that in the UK rubber is a common term for pencil eraser and not as in america, slang for a condom.

We caught her out a few times with that one.
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Postby RacerX » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:29 pm

doesn't leaking mean sweating or something like that?
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Postby Moogle » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:02 am

Americans LOL
You know its kinda a Joke,I am a out of work Social Worker, like wtf.


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Postby RacerX » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:42 am

and i'm not sure but i'm starting to think that American means somthing really bad over there :)
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Postby Mister Morden » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:30 pm

Weird, here in Australia we everyone seems to use a mix of the two. They might know that fag could be refering to a cigarette, yet they wouldn't know if some one was drunk if I said they were p***ed.

lol Funny that.
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Postby MSD » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:36 pm

RacerX wrote:doesn't leaking mean sweating or something like that?


leaking? Taking a leak means going for a p***/the loo/the bog/the toilet/the bathroom.
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Postby teeth_03 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:47 pm

"Leak,I'm not detecting any leaks..."

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Postby saucer_section » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:13 am

I still have a hard time figuring out what those knuckleheads in brooklyn are saying let alone people in the UK lol
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