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Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:17 am

faggot (UK) is either a bundle of sticks for burning or a meat ball thing made from certain offal

Faggot (US) offensive term for homosexual

Fag (uk) cigarette
Fag (US) see faggot

so basically, be careful with phrases such as ' We have faggots for tea' , 'put another faggot on the fire' and 'oh I really fancy a fag'
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Post: #52872 Trinity
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:58 am

Milims wrote:Glad I'm not the only one confused about the turnip thing - maybe its because Northumberland is so close to the border of Scotland that things slip over!!
Where in Northumberland were you brought up Trinity?


Hiya :flower:

Was born in Ashington, lived in Morpeth, Pegswood, Cramlington, lived in a village called Elsdon for a year or two (near Otterburn)... Yikes. Seemed to moved around a lot... that's just the start of it.

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Post: #52874 Trinity
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:08 am

strewth!!!
is a New Zealand and Australian word right? Would anyone kindly explain what it means? Would 'blimey heck', 'crikey' come close???

Any translations on the word dunny?

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p.s. great swede/turnip pics Kiwi, thank you for the clarification.
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Post: #52875 Millymollymandy
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:16 am

I thought Strewth was English. Well we use it anyway.

Dunny (Aus) = outdoor toilet (UK)
John (US) = toilet/loo/bog (UK)

Ute (Aus) = Pickup truck (US) Don't know what people call them in the UK! I use either term.

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Post: #52892 Trinity
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:44 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:I thought Strewth was English. Well we use it anyway.


:shock: Feels like I have lived a sheltered life! I didn't realise! Thought is was from out yonder!

Up north in Northumberland/Newcastle I would have said:

"I haven't got the foggiest", which means:

"I haven't got a clue"

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Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:59 pm

Trinity wrote:strewth!!!
is a New Zealand and Australian word right? Would anyone kindly explain what it means? Would 'blimey heck', 'crikey' come close???


Pretty much.

As for origins

Strewth = God's truth
Blimey = Blind me; in full, Cor- or Gorblimey = God blind me

I have a feeling that these go back several hundred years; not sure if Shakespear didn't use 'strewth' - he certainly used 'zounds' = God's wounds.

I would hazard a guess that 'heck' imight be a euphemism for Hell, and 'crikey' for Christ.

But, hey, with a forum name like Trinity, you may know better?
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Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:31 pm

Muddypause wrote:Blimey = Blind me; in full, Cor- or Gorblimey = God blind me

I have a feeling that these go back several hundred years; not sure if Shakespear didn't use 'strewth' - he certainly used 'zounds' = God's wounds.

I would hazard a guess that 'heck' imight be a euphemism for Hell, and 'crikey' for Christ.


Well!!! I am most impressed Muddypause!!!

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Post: #52937 Jack
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:37 pm

Gidday

Hey Dummy in NZ can also mean the thing you poke in a baby's mouth to shut it up. I think others call them comforters.
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Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:17 pm

Muddypause wrote:
Trinity wrote:strewth!!!
is a New Zealand and Australian word right? Would anyone kindly explain what it means? Would 'blimey heck', 'crikey' come close???


Pretty much.

As for origins

Strewth = God's truth
Blimey = Blind me; in full, Cor- or Gorblimey = God blind me

I have a feeling that these go back several hundred years; not sure if Shakespear didn't use 'strewth' - he certainly used 'zounds' = God's wounds.

I would hazard a guess that 'heck' imight be a euphemism for Hell, and 'crikey' for Christ.

But, hey, with a forum name like Trinity, you may know better?


and don't forget gadzooks! (God's hooks - referring to the 3 nails of course!

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Post: #52960 Muddypause
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:01 am

Wombat wrote:and don't forget gadzooks! (God's hooks - referring to the 3 nails of course!


Yes indeed.

Another one I've never heard used anywhere else except in Shakespear is 'sblood' = God's blood.

On the other hand, I seem to remember reading somewhere that 'bloody' being a contraction of 'by my Lady' (ie Mary), has been largely discredited, now. Maybe it's simply comparable to 'God's blood'.

I recently came across a reference to 'God's tripes' being used as a profanity - I have absolutely no idea what that's about.
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Post: #52961 Jack
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:37 am

Gidday

Well I acknowledge that I am a rough old bugger and have been know to use language that many don't like much, but one thing I can never accept is blaspheme.
And I wouldn't even insult other religions with language that offends them either.
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Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:25 am

Jack wrote:Hey Dummy in NZ can also mean the thing you poke in a baby's mouth to shut it up. I think others call them comforters.


They call it a dummy in the UK too. It is called a pacifier in the USA.
What blummin awful things!

A buggy/pushchair (UK) = Stroller (US)

Chook (Australia/NZ) = chicken

Chook shed = chicken coop

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Post: #52963 Trinity
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:33 am

Anyone know what a swag is???

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Post: #52964 Millymollymandy
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:38 am

It's something you put down by the billabong, mate. :mrgreen:

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Post: #52967 Shirley
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:54 am

well blimey - I had no idea about the origins of gadzooks, or cor/gor blimey.. You learn something every day.


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