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PostSubject: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:02 am

You lads have some slang that I don't understand, like "Bob's your uncle." What's that mean? (As a matter of fact, I DO have an uncle that was named Bob, but he's a long time in my past.)  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:10 am

TOP 10 CLASSIC
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Apples and Pears
Kettle and Hob
Adam and Eve
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:23 am

A la mode??
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:37 am

Code

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:43 am

Here's all 10

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 3:52 am

missing from the list is my favourite................syrup.....................as in syrup of figs........................WIG

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 7:14 am

Right...thanks. I saved the website for the next time you lads get to talking in slang and idiom!
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 8:42 am

there is also a darker version of bobs your uncle that i have heard used that is "Bob's your mothers live in lover " I.E. Uncle Bob, the man who is always round your house but not really a relation ,as happened frequently in the post war eras  the man of the house wasn't always your father and your mother wasn't divorced or  widowed
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and a lot of the time in cockney rhyming slang only the first part is used
for example barnet fair rhymes with Hair but is shortened to barnet
look at the barnet on that it's a right 2 and 8
meaning his/her hair is in a State (messy)
there is a lot of slang around the british isles that is local to specific areas what goes in manchester is not the same in london ,birmingham , bristol,liverpool,glasgow or belfast or dublin, slang in the uk is very much like accents ,varied

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 1:31 pm

Captian action wrote:
there is also a darker version of bobs your uncle that i have heard used that is "Bob's your mothers live in lover " I.E. Uncle Bob, the man who is always round your house but not really a relation ,as happened frequently in the post war eras  the man of the house wasn't always your father and your mother wasn't divorced or  widowed
 lol! lol! lol!
and a lot of the time in cockney rhyming slang only the first part is used
for example barnet fair rhymes with Hair but is shortened to barnet
look at the barnet on that it's a right 2 and 8
meaning his/her hair is in a State (messy)
there is a lot of slang around the british isles that is local to specific areas what goes in manchester is not the same in london ,birmingham , bristol,liverpool,glasgow or belfast or dublin, slang in the uk is very much like accents ,varied

With this version it's often Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say No more Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 1:34 pm

What about... it's cloudy over Bills way. Mum's family were all East End Londoners and used to say this about the weather. Didn't have anyone in the family called Bill though???
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:09 pm

Never heard of the code one mate  lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! 

But theres loads of variations over the years

how about money see if you can name the amounts

1. A Jacks
2. A cockle
3. A score
4. A pony
5. A Bullseye
6. A Ton
7. A Bottle of Glue
8. A Monkey
9. A bag of Sand
10. Bristols

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:10 pm

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What about... it's cloudy over Bills way. Mum's family were all East End Londoners and used to say this about the weather. Didn't have anyone in the family called Bill though???

 lol! lol! 

Bobs your uncle, fannies your Aunt and Clives your Live in Lover is the full quote from r arse (Our House) LOOOOL
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:20 pm

You forgot a kite Dan

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:23 pm

Harveys Bristol cream always make me smile when I see it in the offy

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 2:46 pm

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You forgot a kite Dan

Thought a kite was a cheque Andy ??
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 3:02 pm

Still is Dan what currency are Bristols then ? Very Happy affraid 

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 3:17 pm

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Still is Dan   what currency are Bristols then ? Very Happy affraid 

Oh well you had to give the game away didnt you  lol! lol! lol! lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 3:28 pm

https://youtu.be/ij5mw_eqKuc

this should clear it all up

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 3:30 pm

lol! lol! lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeSat Jul 12, 2014 5:05 pm

The Cockney Code Talkers...the Germans never had a chance...

Thanks for that Two Ronnies bit, Andy, it's starting to become clearer to this hopelessly dense 'merican.

"Elephant's trunk and Mozart"  lol! lol! lol!

edit, I guess that should read, "The Cockney a la Mode Talkers"...  lol! lol! lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Brit slang   Brit slang Icon_minitimeMon Jul 14, 2014 7:50 am

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