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hehe - you don't know what a snog is spaz monkey

are there many US phrases we don't know over here i wonder?
Over the pond - The term Americans use to describe the position of the USA relative to the UK. I never quite understood this... The Atlantic Ocean sure is a big pond.
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Over the pond - The term Americans use to describe the position of the USA relative to the UK. I never quite understood this... The Atlantic Ocean sure is a big pond.
i knew that one... I also know that when my friend went to america last year (she's 19 bear in mind) she kept giggling cos of the american term for bum-bags
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George Bush was quoted as saying "The French don't even have a word for entrepreneur".
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they do following graham norton.

did you know "bellevill rendezvous" was renamed in america to "the triplets of belleville" because rendezvous is too french?
LOL. It's not even as if there was any French in it - even I could translate the writing. pff.
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George Bush was quoted as saying "The French don't even have a word for entrepreneur".
i know, my boyf was in fits when he heard it... he now uses it everytime we discuss politics saying Bush is a dumbass cos he fell off those two wheel scooters its almost impossible to fall off of, and said the above
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i know, my boyf was in fits when he heard it... he now uses it everytime we discuss politics saying Bush is a dumbass cos he fell off those two wheel scooters its almost impossible to fall off of, and said the above
I've fallen off of those two-wheel scooters -- when in Pompey, funnily enough!

I fall off everything though. high heels, horses, chairs, skateboards, bikes. I have a terrible sense of balance
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"she kept giggling cos of the american term for bum-bags"

What's that?
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"i know, my boyf was in fits when he heard it... he now uses it everytime we discuss politics saying Bush is a dumbass cos he fell off those two wheel scooters its almost impossible to fall off of, and said the above"

When did Bush say that?

I don't believe it...
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Fanny packs!

I learnt that from "the office". Oh Keith, a legend.
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"she kept giggling cos of the american term for bum-bags"

What's that?
fanny pack <sniggers like a little schoolgirl>
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Aw :/ apparently it's not true

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/bush.htm
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"i know, my boyf was in fits when he heard it... he now uses it everytime we discuss politics saying Bush is a dumbass cos he fell off those two wheel scooters its almost impossible to fall off of, and said the above"

When did Bush say that?

I don't believe it...
i beleive he said it at around the same time he said "most of out imports are coming from abroad" LMAO
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"Fanny packs!"

That's lame....I've never heard that.
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Ronnie - fanny means "ass" in america though right?

Here:
fanny = vagina
ass = donkey
arse = bottom
we say bum for bottom too which yanks find amusing i heard.

i hate the use of ass for arse :P it's ******ed imo
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Ronnie - fanny means "ass" in america though right?

Here:
fanny = vagina
ass = donkey
arse = bottom
we say bum for bottom too which yanks find amusing i heard.

i hate the use of ass for arse :P it's ******ed imo
I know, I was "chatting" to a radical Christian american (so i was minding my language) and they got shirty when I said "ass". As in, making an ass out of themsleves (or something). THen they went on and on and on about "cussing". ARGh!
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"i beleive he said it at around the same time he said "most of out imports are coming from abroad" LMAO"

See people laugh at this stuff...which is cool ....until you start believeing that it's true. Bush has said some dumb stuff....but who hasn't? Every word he says is scrutinized....it boils down to nothing more than unfair media coverage.

I'd like to see proof that Bush said this....then I'll believe it.
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i hate the use of ass for arse :P it's ******ed imo
i agree. brits saying ass sound wrong, just like yanks saying arse sounds wrong (like in that episode of friends with that annoying Amanda woman - stifflers mom)
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(Original post by Ronnie Raygun)

See people laugh at this stuff...which is cool ....until you start believeing that it's true. Bush has said some dumb stuff....but who hasn't? Every word he says is scrutinized....it boils down to nothing more than unfair media coverage.

I'd like to see proof that Bush said this....then I'll believe it.
to be honest I really don't care whether he said it or not cos I agree with you that everythings exagerated etc. But as for unfair media coverage, I think he brings it all upon himself.
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Ronnie - fanny means "ass" in america though right?

Here:
fanny = vagina
ass = donkey
arse = bottom
we say bum for bottom too which yanks find amusing i heard.

i hate the use of ass for arse :P it's ******ed imo
I think ass is the most common term over here, along w/ butt, tush and rear, we use bum as well but it's not that common, fanny really isn't used unless your in your 60's it's abit outdated.

As for the bush comment, nah I don't beleive it either, he wouldn't even know how to get on one let alone ride it long enough to fall off.
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nah fanny is still around its a nice polite way of saying it :P like willy

edit: oh you're american! ignore me im ******ed
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