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#130482 - 10/07/11 06:18 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Ryszard]
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Another funny thing relates to the pouch that travellers wear around their waists - we call them "bum bags", but the American term relates to a completely different part of the (female) anatomy.




A fanny pack? Same thing, innit?




Nope. in American English "bum" and "fanny" mean the same thing... but apparently in Oz and Newsy Land the fanny is, um... "in front". Must be one of those southern hemisphere things. They have summer when we're having winter, and the water goes a different direction when you flush the toilet, so it makes sense the southern hemisphere fanny would be opposite the northen hemisphere fanny.


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#130483 - 10/07/11 06:24 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Pat Marr]
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When I first moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, I had a real adjustment to make in understanding the southern way of speaking.

At a burger joint, I had bought a drink, and the girl behind the counter said something that sounded like "Onna Leah?"

I immediately thought of Puff the magic dragon (who lived in a land called Honna Lee) and wondered why in the world this girl was referring to that song while I was buying fast food. (maybe she was warning me that the burger was made from lizards?? funny how the mind works...)

Turns out, she was saying "want a lid?" (for the drink)

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#130484 - 10/07/11 06:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Pat Marr]
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I got very embarrased in Nashville once. In Oz you order a coffee "white"(with milk) or "black" no milk.
We went into a restaurant (Shoney's??) and I ordered two white coffees for my wife & myself. The African/American waitress glared at me, gave me a dirty look and said "You mean two coffees with cream"

Very embarrased, I apologised, explained, and after hearing my accent I think she understood it was an innocent faux paux.

I was very careful after that.
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#130485 - 10/07/11 06:56 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Keith from Oz]
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when we first moved south, my son was in first grade. One day he brought home a totally failed test paper which I was supposed to sign. The test was on syllables... the teacher would say a word, and the kids would write down how many syllables were in the word. The words were the months of the year, and He got most of them wrong by one syllable.

See where this is going? (the TEACHER was dictating the words)

JAY un you ware ee (5 instead of 4)
FAY a broo air ee (5 instead of 4)
Sep TAY um burr (4 instead of 3)
No VAY um burr (4 instead of 3)
Dee SAY um burr (etc etc etc)

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#130486 - 10/07/11 07:04 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Keith from Oz]
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In French Canadian we call a thing ma-jig a patent. Said pah-tant. I went on a mission to figure out why and was told...

It's printed on everything right? Sometimes with the word pending after it. Veddy nice.
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#130487 - 10/07/11 07:28 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Pat Marr]
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Another funny thing relates to the pouch that travellers wear around their waists - we call them "bum bags", but the American term relates to a completely different part of the (female) anatomy.




A fanny pack? Same thing, innit?




Nope. in American English "bum" and "fanny" mean the same thing... but apparently in Oz and Newsy Land the fanny is, um... "in front". Must be one of those southern hemisphere things. They have summer when we're having winter, and the water goes a different direction when you flush the toilet, so it makes sense the southern hemisphere fanny would be opposite the northen hemisphere fanny.





Right on, Pat.
Although Kiwis & Aussies do speak a slightly different language.
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#130488 - 10/07/11 09:50 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Keith from Oz]
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When I was in elementary school, the principal's name was Fanny Catlett -- with both Fanny and Cat she would get a lot of teasing about her name in the UK and OZ.

When visiting the UK someone directed me to what sounded like "Lester Square" which turned out to be "Leicester Square". Now how they got Lester our of Leicester is beyond me, but when in London, do as the Londoners do. So I proceeded to pronounce Leicester as Lester.

BTW, I enjoyed my visit to the UK, Wales, and Scotland. They people were very kind to me and made me feel like a welcome guest. I put 3,000 miles on the rental car, and met people from all over. Even with the differences in language, I understood most of it, until we got to a very small roadhouse in a very small town in Scotland. I sat next to a guy who called himself Bob, and we had a great time even though I hardly understood a word he said. Smiles and buying a round of drinks seems like a pretty good way to spread goodwill.

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#130489 - 10/07/11 10:17 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Ryszard]
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ho boy, ho boy! opening this topic up to international versions of the english language gives me a ho nudder crop to harvest, thanks, keith!

a brit bloke (mate/buddy) on another forum that i frequent said, when visiting the uk, to order "fags and mashies." in the u.s. that would get one a serious contusion.

incidentally, in the u s of eh (a conleyism), "mate" has the connotation of a lifetime companion, while in oz, it's a more casual acquaintance equivalent to our word "buddy."

don't make me dig out my "encyclopedia of oz slang," i get a groin pull every time i lift it!

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#130490 - 10/07/11 10:22 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Pat Marr]
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... and the water goes a different direction when you flush the toilet, ...





Actually, the direction that water spins when going down a drain is up to chance. It can take either clockwise or counterclockwise direction, independent of whether or not you happen to be in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/coriolis.html


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#130491 - 10/07/11 10:42 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Mac]
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i knew that...y'bloody bloke, know-it-all!

keith, how's my oz-speak?

mac, my dear friend, holster yer hardware! i'm just pushing yer leg!

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#130492 - 10/07/11 11:06 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Don Gaynor]
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bob (notes), i have a gift from a fellow forum regular called "spikin doric" the language of northern scotland. it's in encyclopedic style and 100% guaranteed to soil your kilts. i'll be very happy to loan it to you. just pm me with your mailing address and return it when you're done.

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#130493 - 10/07/11 11:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Don Gaynor]
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i have often wondered how many syllables in Worcestershire, fahv or nahn? oh, i'm having fun now! this has to be illegal, immoral, or fattening! i dearly love languages.

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#130494 - 10/07/11 12:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Don Gaynor]
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this is legitimate uk english phrase, a heartfelt "way t'go!" to anyone who can translate it correctly into u s of eh english or urdu. mac, sorry but you are disqualified because you were a party to the original exchange with our mutual brit mate, "limey!"

"sparf the grunion with a #10 spanner."

let's have a bit'o fun with it then mac can translate it fer y'all uns.

btw, any of y'alls know a memory key for the proper use of the homonyms "then" and "than"? i am continually mis-using them. matt?

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#130495 - 10/07/11 12:29 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Don Gaynor]
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>>>...The word for "gadget" in Polish, pronounced "vee hi ster," comes from the German "wie heisst der?" which means "what is that called?"...>>>

And in America we say "Whatchamcallit." (What-you-may-call-it.)


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#130496 - 10/07/11 12:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Don Gaynor]
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"sparf the grunion with a #10 spanner."




If that doesn't violate the TOS, I'm sure the translation will!
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#130497 - 10/07/11 01:34 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Ryszard]
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gotta love the mods, they truly have a sense of humor albeit canadian humo(u)r. i think dr gannon would gladly write a rx (script) for megadoses of humour, it's probably keeping at least one tired ole irishman aloive! btw, it's much cheaper from canadian pharmacies if paid in loonies. thanks, moderators, eh! peter's sig says "have fun!" so i'm just obeying doctor's orders.

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#130498 - 10/07/11 06:26 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Don Gaynor]
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i knew that...y'bloody bloke, know-it-all!

keith, how's my oz-speak?

mac, my dear friend, holster yer hardware! i'm just pushing yer leg!




Well done, Don.
Consider yourself an honourary Aussie... mate!
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#130499 - 10/07/11 07:07 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Keith from Oz]
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Back in 1985, I was in Guatemala studying Spanish. I boarded with a host family who fed me very well, 5 days a week.

On Saturday, I went to a local restaurant for breakfast. Unfortunately I couldn't figure out the menu. Everything looked like side dishes. The staff had a high time at my expense, while I struggled with 3 breakfasts.

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#130500 - 10/07/11 11:36 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Ryszard]
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Another funny thing relates to the pouch that travellers wear around their waists - we call them "bum bags", but the American term relates to a completely different part of the (female) anatomy.




A fanny pack? Same thing, innit?



The object is, but the anatomical feature is not...
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#130501 - 10/07/11 11:47 PM [Off-Topic] Re: THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE - HOW TRUE [Re: Lawrie]
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Another funny thing relates to the pouch that travellers wear around their waists - we call them "bum bags", but the American term relates to a completely different part of the (female) anatomy.




A fanny pack? Same thing, innit?



The object is, but the anatomical feature is not...



Cue schoolboy muffled giggles from the Aussies.........
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