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littlecrocodile said:
but you brits smoke...

Yeah. The KY and perfume lends them an aromatic, smooth feel which is more palatable than 'straight' cigarettes.

Can I bum a *** off you? Oh, and a cigarette, too. Ta.
 

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Can we keep this thread/topic as a mean to ask slang or weird words? :D

Here is mine:

"Bloody". I think it means damned/cursed/lousy/boring.

Does it?
 
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Brainsilence02 said:
Can we keep this thread/topic as a mean to ask slang or weird words? :D

Here is mine:

"Bloody". I think it means damned/cursed/lousy/boring.

Does it?
Yup - not sure about boring though! But you could say "This customer service course is bloody boring."
 

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I want to know what a "duffer" is. I know it isn't something good.

Was anyone outside the US able to understand "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey"?
 
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agentcooper said:
why do you brits say "and bob's your uncle..."?
:lol: Google is my friend. I had no idea!

This British catch phrase, meaning all will be well or all will be taken care of dates from the 1890s. Popular etymology says that it derives from a particular act of nepotism in the British government. Robert, Lord Salisbury, the prime minister appointed Arthur Balfour, his nephew, to the post of Secretary for Ireland in 1887. Balfour was, at the time, considered young and a political lightweight, and the post was a high-profile, political plum currently embroiled in the question of Irish independence. Aside from the dates, there is no evidence, either way, to link this act with the origin of the phrase, although the phrase's specificity makes this hypothesis appealing.
 
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