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Old 12-04-2017, 01:42 PM   #21
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Yeah, I just thought it was an interesting comment on the fluidity of language, worthy of a little discussion
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:51 PM   #22
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Yeah, I just thought it was an interesting comment on the fluidity of language, worthy of a little discussion
This is only loosely about profanity, and more just about how much fun and confusing languages can be.

I used to date a Brit, and I'll never forget the conversation where we went round and round in circles of confusion because of "braces" and "Suspenders."

Braces: America = Orthodontia
UK = Suspenders
Suspenders: America = Hold your pants up
UK = Hold your stockings up

And then there was that one time we were driving around in the States and we happened upon a billboard for the candy company: Fanny Farmer.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:27 PM   #24
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And then there was that one time we were driving around in the States and we happened upon a billboard for the candy company: Fanny Farmer.


Okay, that's pretty great.

(Also, aren't there different definitions for "stockings" in UK and US language? I've always thought of them as being really, really long socks)
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:10 PM   #25
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That much I'm fairly certain, is the same. Stockings were/are shorter (ie only thigh-high) pantyhose, AFAIK.
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That much I'm fairly certain, is the same. Stockings were/are shorter (ie only thigh-high) pantyhose, AFAIK.
Also not helpful in that particular conversation...Pants.

America = Trousers/Slacks
UK = underpants/knickers
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:25 PM   #27
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According to Homer Simpson, "Canada is America Jr." so maybe we'll follow suit.
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More like Britain and France had a kid together.
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No one here celebrated as a great achievement but for some reason you used it as a platform to whine about keyboard warriors
Was just wondering what they hype is all about, that's all.
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More like Britain and France had a kid together.
Don't know if thats a Hetalia or a Dan vs reference.
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Don't know if thats a Hetalia or a Dan vs reference.

Neither, it was an off-the-cuff observation.
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No one here celebrated as a great achievement but for some reason you used it as a platform to whine about keyboard warriors
It's exactly the thing you f*cks pride yourself on.
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It's exactly the thing you f*cks pride yourself on.
Pride myself on what for exactly, also based on your retort I take it that Aunt flow is visiting you this week.
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This thread omg. Classic lol.
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based on your retort I take it that Aunt flow is visiting you this week.
What's with the oddly specific sexist insults lately?
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Such a lack of creativity, too.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:44 AM   #38
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What's with the oddly specific sexist insults lately?
You're right Powder, this thread sucks
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Such a lack of creativity, too.
You're just salty one of those were directed at you
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Oh shut up Powder

You're just salty one of those were directed at you
Not really a classy move
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