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User Name: RARA
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Joined: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Last Visit: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:45:31 AM
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Topic: Will You Be Watching The Mountbatten-Windsor Middleton Wedding?
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 5:47:08 PM
As a true Brit, and not an old but a young Monarchist in my 30's I will be looking forward to the Day and will watch, probably with friends.

It is history in the making and for once it is something nice!
Topic: British and American English
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 5:44:08 PM
Adriaticus wrote:
Is the word "ditto" used in american english only?
I only heard it from my friends in US.

Working with different english speaking countries makes sometimes difficult to mantain your english standard.
I do work with south africans, aussies, brits, americans and it is hard not to pick some words.

Homeboy, rad, lad, ditto are just some ...


Ditto is perfectly acceptable and much used in BE
Topic: American English
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:18:04 PM
much appreciated
Topic: British and American English
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:15:02 PM
RuthP wrote:
RARA!

OK, so as to BE, is it an eraser, a Mackinaw, or galoshes?


Ah the images I have conjured up at your response Dancing

BE it is an eraser, which is a word you rarely hear here.
Topic: British and American English
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:08:20 PM
It's in the boot, conjurs images of Americans looking in their shoes and not the trunk of their cars.

I'm on a roll now, there are just so many words that have different meanings or completely different words for the same thing.
Topic: British and American English
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:07:35 PM
RuthP wrote:
Knocking someone up: in the U.K. it means dropping by someone's house; U.S. meaning is to get someone pregnant.

In the U.S., thar's "pants" refers to trousers / slacks and not underwear.


Knocking someone up definitely means making someone pregnant in BE too.
Topic: British and American English
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:06:41 PM
Can I have a rubber please?

It means VERY different things in BE and AE :)
Topic: Missing
Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:26:16 PM
srirr wrote:
RARA wrote:
Hi.

I am alive.

I am sorry for my absence.

My new job simply doesn't allow the same amount of time as my old did and I am working 60 hour weeks.

If you will permit I will pop in when able to.

Missing you all.

xx RARA


XX I know you are there. You cant run away with my underwear. XX


Srirr, you know you cannot have it back, pieces do not good underwear make :)
Topic: Missing
Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 2:44:16 AM
Hi.

I am alive.

I am sorry for my absence.

My new job simply doesn't allow the same amount of time as my old did and I am working 60 hour weeks.

If you will permit I will pop in when able to.

Missing you all.

xx RARA
Topic: Why don't Fish & Chip shops sell fish fingers?
Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 2:41:58 AM
Because Fish don't have fingers so why would we serve them?

:)

Fish fingers started for kids - ooh let's make fish appealing to the young 'uns.

Fish and Chip shops have no need to make fish appealing.

Interesting - or not, depending on your interests, Sausage and mash shops do often sell fish fingers.

Oh and hi :)