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Lunasa
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I met a Canadian girl on a flight, who was working in the UK with her boyfriend. His legal name was Randy, and not short for anything. His last name was Gunn. He sounds like he's straight out of a bad Austin Powers joke.

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jessboo
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quote:
Originally posted by Spikey:
I shouldn't worry; I've *never* heard that term used here.

Me neither. I dont think anyone's used it since victorian times, have they?

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Malruhn
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quote:
Originally posted by Spikey:
I shouldn't worry; I've *never* heard that term used here.

WHAT!?!?! You've never listened to Monty Python's Penis Song??

"Three cheers for your Willie or John Thomas..."

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quote:
Originally posted by jessboo:
quote:
Originally posted by Spikey:
I shouldn't worry; I've *never* heard that term used here.

Me neither. I dont think anyone's used it since victorian times, have they?
I certainly hear it from time to time, but without ever being commonplace.
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Jusenkyo no Pikachu
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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
quote:
Originally posted by Spikey:
I shouldn't worry; I've *never* heard that term used here.

WHAT!?!?! You've never listened to Monty Python's Penis Song??

"Three cheers for your Willie or John Thomas..."

Hooray for your one-eyed trouser snake
Your piece of pork, your wife's best friend...

Actually, there was a parody soap on ABC Local Radio (I forget the name) with a character named John Thomas. He was an MP known by the nickname "The Swinging Member".

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I remember hearing about Kenny Rogers Roasters for the first time on some US show and doing more than a little double-take.

owww!

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Major D. Saster
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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
quote:
Originally posted by Spikey:
I shouldn't worry; I've *never* heard that term used here.

WHAT!?!?! You've never listened to Monty Python's Penis Song??

"Three cheers for your Willie or John Thomas..."

BTW, here's the complete song:

The "Not Noel Coward Song" from "Monty Python's Meaning of Life" ****

Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis.
Isn't it simply grand to have a dong.
It's swell to have a stiffy, it's divine to own a dick,
From the tiniest little tadger to the world's biggest prick...

So three cheers for your Willy or John Thomas,
Hooray for your one-eyed trouser snake.
Your piece of pork, your wife's best friend,
Your Percy or your cock,
You can wrap it up in ribbons, you can slip it in your sock,
But don't take it out in public or they'll stick you in the dock,
And you won't a-come a-back.

Eric Idle

[Big Grin]

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velvetcactus
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The British showjumper Pippa Funnell had to be called Phillipa during the Athens Olympics as Pippa is slang for "a sexual connotation in Greek that was less than appropriate for broadcast." I don't seem to be able to find a cite or translation for this at the moment though.
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Richard W
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Which is ironic because "Phillipa Funnell" could have a sexual connotation in English that might be considered less than appropriate for broadcast...
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wee wifey
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quote:
Originally posted by velvetcactus:
The British showjumper Pippa Funnell had to be called Phillipa during the Athens Olympics as Pippa is slang for "a sexual connotation in Greek that was less than appropriate for broadcast." I don't seem to be able to find a cite or translation for this at the moment though.

the translation is slang for fellatio. see here

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quote:
Originally posted by wee wifey:
quote:
Originally posted by velvetcactus:
The British showjumper Pippa Funnell had to be called Phillipa during the Athens Olympics as Pippa is slang for "a sexual connotation in Greek that was less than appropriate for broadcast." I don't seem to be able to find a cite or translation for this at the moment though.

the translation is slang for fellatio. see here
But if you follow wee wifey's link you'll find that it's spelt pipa. pippa, on the other hand, means f*** in Swedish.

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Ulkomaalainen
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Which brings us to the story of German football (soccer) player Franco Foda playing his only international match in Brazil of all places. When he got substituted, there was quite some giggle, since this comes close to be understood as "free f***".

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PrincessLeia
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I was in Paris around the time that the Pippi Longstocking movie came out. On the French posters, she was called Fifi because Pipi means urinate.
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Llewtrah
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quote:
Originally posted by WingedBear:
My supervisor, who is from Australia, said that the first thing that happened when she got off the plane in the US is a guy walked up to her and said, “Hi, I’m Randy.” She says she just blushed and walked away.

One of our projects had a customer rep on site for its duration. He was a friendly guy and we had to explain why he shouldn't go up to staff (particularly female staff) and go "Hi! I'm Randy." We may have saved him embarrassment or black eyes in life outside of work.

In the USA Fanny appears to mean buttocks. In the UK it means female genitalia. "Hot Fanny Sauce" on a New Orleans menu put over completely the wrong idea to Brit tourists.

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Mosherette
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I have been having much amusement of late with Randy Lerner's interest in buying Aston Villa. And poor old Stefan Kuntz, of course - and the poor commentators' obvious attempts to pronounce his surname casually and really overdoing it.

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Radical Dory
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"Randy Giles? Why not call me Horny Giles or Despirate-For-A-Shag Giles?"

Sorry, I couldn't resist. [Big Grin]

I have an Uncle Randolph. We call him Randy for short. He's named after my great-uncle Randolph, who's probably named after another Randolph as my family recycles names like most people recycle aluminum cans.

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Rivkah Chaya
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Has The Amazing Randi ever played England?

And I always wondered if the actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas used his full name to avoid sounding like John Thomas.

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Rivkah Chaya
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Has The Amazing Randi ever played England?

And I always wondered if the actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas used his full name to avoid sounding like John Thomas.

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Rivkah Chaya
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Um, I have no idea why my posts always seem to double. I'm hitting the post button only once.
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Alex Buchet
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quote:
Originally posted by Rivkah Chaya:
Has The Amazing Randi ever played England?


He certainly has, notably exposing fake mediums who lyingly claimed to be consulted by the Police.
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And one more thing - "Roger the Lodger" is a nickname, not a command. [Smile]

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This one you don't have to leave the country for: San Diego used to have a local political figure named Dick Rider.

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Paulie Jay
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In Australia a "thong" is something that you wear on your feet. What you call a "thong" we call a g-string.

I've heard that in England the word "pants" refers to underwear, whereas here it just means trousers.

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PrincessLeia
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quote:
Originally posted by Paulie Jay:
In Australia a "thong" is something that you wear on your feet.

It is in Canada too, or least it used to be a common term. However, just a few weeks ago, I saw a sign advertising thong sandals in a drug store. And I still the word 'thongs' because I despise the term 'flip-flops'.
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Lainie
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quote:
Originally posted by PrincessLeia:
quote:
Originally posted by Paulie Jay:
In Australia a "thong" is something that you wear on your feet.

It is in Canada too, or least it used to be a common term. However, just a few weeks ago, I saw a sign advertising thong sandals in a drug store. And I still the word 'thongs' because I despise the term 'flip-flops'.
Thongs used to mean shoes in the US, too.

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I believe it was Sisqo who ruined everything.

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'Jessie' in northern English slang means either a homosexual or an effiminate male. It is often used in a derogatory fashion, especially about men from southern England. 'You're a southern Jessie,' should not be taken as a compliment. OK, not very rude.

'Knockers' is a slightly risque word for breasts. Many years ago I remember there was an article on 'Blue Peter' (a children's television programme) about two mediaeval door knockers from Durham Cathedral. The male presenter said at the end of the piece, 'What a lovely pair of knockers.' How he kept a straight face I do not know.

And, yes, 'pants' does mean 'underwear' in Britain. Young children love it when they hear Americans talk about wearing 'pants'.

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wee wifey
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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, England:


And, yes, 'pants' does mean 'underwear' in Britain. Young children love it when they hear Americans talk about wearing 'pants'.

not forgetting pants can also mean slightly crap, ie "that film was pants".

My Favourite USA/UK difference is still fanny, how I chuckle when Yanks talk of thei "fanny packs"

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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, England:
'Knockers' is a slightly risque word for breasts. Many years ago I remember there was an article on 'Blue Peter' (a children's television programme) about two mediaeval door knockers from Durham Cathedral. The male presenter said at the end of the piece, 'What a lovely pair of knockers.' How he kept a straight face I do not know.

I remember that one - years later on one of those nostalgia type tv shows one of the Blue Peter presenters admitted that it was a deliberate double entendre, and that they occasionally tried to slip others in for their own amusement, much to the annoyance of Biddy Baxter.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stoneage Dinosaur:
quote:
Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, England:
'Knockers' is a slightly risque word for breasts. Many years ago I remember there was an article on 'Blue Peter' (a children's television programme) about two mediaeval door knockers from Durham Cathedral. The male presenter said at the end of the piece, 'What a lovely pair of knockers.' How he kept a straight face I do not know.

I remember that one - years later on one of those nostalgia type tv shows one of the Blue Peter presenters admitted that it was a deliberate double entendre, and that they occasionally tried to slip others in for their own amusement, much to the annoyance of Biddy Baxter.
The double entendre is deliberate, I have seen it quite recently and there is a pause between 'pair of' and 'knockers'. In those days (early 80s) Blue Peter was largely done live, with no autocue and little studio rehearsal (I think only 1 read through)
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I read an interview with a Scottish scripter for the British girls' comic, 'Judy', and he confirmed that every week the lads would vie to see who could introduce the worst double entendre.

'Knit yourself a Dutch Cap!"'

'Guess who's in Judy this week!'

Etc, etc.

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Here's one for you UK types out there. On the old series "Are You Being Served?" there was always a slightly titillated laugh track whenever Mrs. Slocum referred to her cat as her "pussy". Does "pussy" have the same risque meaning in England as it does in the US; a term for female genitalia?

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quote:
Originally posted by Megan's Mom:
Here's one for you UK types out there. On the old series "Are You Being Served?" there was always a slightly titillated laugh track whenever Mrs. Slocum referred to her cat as her "pussy". Does "pussy" have the same risque meaning in England as it does in the US; a term for female genitalia?

Concidering that the English singer/songwriter Ivor Biggun AKA Doc Cox has written a song called My Girlfriend's Pussy, which starts something like "My girlfriend's got a pussy, she keeps it hid from view and everywhere that she goes the pussy goes there too", I think we can safely conclude that so is the case. [Wink]

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wee wifey
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quote:
Originally posted by Megan's Mom:
Here's one for you UK types out there. On the old series "Are You Being Served?" there was always a slightly titillated laugh track whenever Mrs. Slocum referred to her cat as her "pussy". Does "pussy" have the same risque meaning in England as it does in the US; a term for female genitalia?

Of course, otherwise it wouldn't have been funny*


* to be fair it wasn't very funny anyway, but would have been less so without the double-entendre.

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Re Mrs. Slocum - the pussy puns are deliberate, but I've always wondered if her surname is also deliberate or just coincidental.

And of course is it also coincidental that Mr. Humphreys is played by John Inman? [fish]

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