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  • The subtleties of the English Language...

    I spotted this on another forum and it made me laugh out loud, so I thought I'd share it:

    Sorry guys!
    Ze genuine Article, present & perfect!

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    Re: The subtleties of the English Language...

    Originally posted by Zoggite View Post
    I spotted this on another forum and it made me laugh out loud, so I thought I'd share it:

    Sorry guys!
    Gary Rhodes says the 'Secret is not to prick them'.

    Reminds me of a tourist from the USA asking in a bank what to do with a £10 note that had accidentally got torn in two. He got really angry when the bank clerk told him to "Stick it".

    What other language could be so much fun.
    47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
    2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
    How times change.

    If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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      Re: The subtleties of the English Language...

      You can always wind up N. Americans by telling them that in N England, many years ago, men were employed as "knockers up".

      Used to do down the streets, apparently, banging on the windows of the houses an hour or so before the next shift was due to start at t'mill.

      Means something ENTIRELY different in N America (Canada as well as US).

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        Re: The subtleties of the English Language...

        Originally posted by the old merlin View Post
        You can always wind up N. Americans by telling them that in N England, many years ago, men were employed as "knockers up".

        Used to do down the streets, apparently, banging on the windows of the houses an hour or so before the next shift was due to start at t'mill.

        Means something ENTIRELY different in N America (Canada as well as US).

        A rubber in the US is not an eraser.
        47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
        2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
        How times change.

        If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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          Re: The subtleties of the English Language...

          In Australia Durex is sellotape!


          Makes the eyes water just to think abut it!
          Linnear MRPharmS

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            Re: The subtleties of the English Language...

            I have heard of cling film being used and there was a contraceptive called C-film.
            johnep

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              Re: The subtleties of the English Language...

              Originally posted by Linnear View Post
              In Australia Durex is sellotape!


              Makes the eyes water just to think abut it!
              There used to be a Durex sellotape factory in Arden Road, Bingley.

              Jeff

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