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Post: #69811 chadspad
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:03 am

Courage = spunk :shock:

Doesnt it also mean good-looking 'he's a spunk'
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Post: #69814 Millymollymandy
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:30 am

Go and wash your mouth out with soap and water, young lady! :lol:

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Post: #69815 chadspad
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:40 am

:oops: :lol:
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Post: #69818 Stonehead
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:19 am

chadspad wrote:Doesnt it also mean good-looking 'he's a spunk'


That's an old Aussie one. When in my late teens I once had someone call out "Onya, spunky, nice bum". Very good for the ego until I turned around and saw it was a drunken bag lady - without her glasses...
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Post: #69834 eva
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:02 pm

eva wrote:Hazelnuts (US) - Filberts (UK)
My understanding . . . we call them hazelnuts



UK call them hazelnuts too.


Who call 'em filberts anymore? I remember a children's story about a boy and a jar of filberts, and it was in an older UK-edition book, so maybe that's just an anachronistic name for us all?

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Post: #69862 red
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:40 pm

when I read 'a Christmas Carol' to my son last thingymas, filberts were mentioned.. I had to look it up.
so I guess they were called filberts at some time here.
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Post: #69865 red
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:47 pm

subway (US) sort of sandwich
subway (UK) tunnel under a road for people to walk


Bum (uk) = bottom
Bum (US) = tramp, homeless (UK)
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Post: #69887 Millymollymandy
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:06 am

eva wrote:
eva wrote:Hazelnuts (US) - Filberts (UK)
My understanding . . . we call them hazelnuts



UK call them hazelnuts too.


Who call 'em filberts anymore? I remember a children's story about a boy and a jar of filberts, and it was in an older UK-edition book, so maybe that's just an anachronistic name for us all?

Glad for the discussion :thumbright:


I think we had a discussion about hazelnuts somewhere on the forum and no-one quite knew why sometimes they were called "Filberts" and sometimes also "Cobnuts"! I think nowadays they are just generally known as Hazelnuts.

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Post: #69895 Thomzo
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:25 am

Years ago I worked on the tills at Safeway. One week they would be labelled Hazlenuts and one price charged, the next week they were cobnuts and a different price. I still couldn't tell the difference.

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Post: #70566 mrsflibble
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:52 pm

polliwog (us) = tadpole (uk)
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Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:05 pm

bairn (scots) = baby
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Post: #72946 mrsflibble
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:14 am

barm (yorkshire ish)= yeast
barmy = crazy..... but if in yorkshire it must therefore mean you have a nasty case of thrush or athelete's foot :lol:

one thing which often gets me is "gormless". normal english rules denote that if something is *.*less then it is without *.* ..... so to be gormless is to be without gorm. so WTF is a gorm?!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #73126 Millymollymandy
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:42 am

A brain I think! :mrgreen:

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Post: #73127 Millymollymandy
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:47 am

mrsflibble wrote:barmy = crazy..... but if in yorkshire it must therefore mean you have a nasty case of thrush or athelete's foot :lol:


On this subject, fungi of all kind in French are called "champignons", not just mushrooms, and on the pot of athlete's foot powder I once had the instructions talked about having "champignons" growing between your toes! It turned my stomach having visions of mushrooms or toadstools growing out my feet - as for thrush and imaginging champignons in my nether regions..........urk! :pale: :pale: :pale: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

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Post: #73171 mrsflibble
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:14 pm

I always found it wierd that mushroom is the same in french as it is german.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!


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