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JewelAS53

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2013, 04:04:13 PM »
A toffee is also a silly stupid person

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2013, 04:05:01 PM »
The Cornish comedian Jethro introduced us to the saying 'as drunk - or pissed - as a mattress'.  I find it quite accurate.  Trying to move an unconscious drunk is like trying to drag a mattress around.  The mattress is probably easier because you don't worry about hurting it ;-)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2013, 04:09:12 PM »
You can also be sicker than a big dog.

That's probably after you got so drunk.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2013, 04:14:07 PM »
We can be sick as a dog; we're not too concerned about its size.

Love the drunk mattress, Gyppo.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2013, 04:33:32 PM »
We also have sick as a parrot.  Don't know why.  I've never seen a parrot being sick.  But I've led a sheltered life so perhaps there's Norwegian Blues throwing up all over the place.  Just never when I'm around to witness the event.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2013, 04:41:38 PM »
Do you say "drunker than Cooter Brown"?

Nope, we are drunk as skunks, legless, pissed as nits.... ::) wasted
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2013, 04:45:11 PM »
And the day after the night before, you will hear someone say they need a hair of the dog that bit me.

That means a drink of whatever you had the night before to take the hangover away  :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2013, 04:52:32 PM »
I believe they were called soda jerks because one had to really jerk a handle to get soda to come forth from the nozzle/container set up.

That could just be a myth, tho.

We can be three sheets to the wind which is drunk. I don't know why.

Of all the things that are slow, apparently molasses in January is the worst.

pissed can mean angry and upset or drunk and I guess you would have to base that entirely on context.

I have heard that in other places "knocked up" doesn't mean you are pregnant, but it does over here.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2013, 04:54:43 PM »
I believe they were called soda jerks because one had to really jerk a handle to get soda to come forth from the nozzle/container set up.



I have heard that in other places "knocked up" doesn't mean you are pregnant, but it does over here.

A co-worker form Scotland told me that when she first came to the US and met with her supervisor she asked him to knock her up in the morning. She meant for him to give her a call and was flabbergasted when someone explained to her why his face turned beet red  :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2013, 05:04:17 PM »
Knocked up or up the duff mean pregnant here.

We have the molasses thing too.

Three sheets to the wind is drunk here as well and no idea why either Patty  :D

As happy as a pig in mud or shit is as it says.  :D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2013, 05:25:03 PM »
We can be has happy as a pig in either mud or shit or happy as a clam. I didn't even know that clams cared at all.

flats are shoes here and they do not have high heels on them.

trainers are a word y'all use and I think they mean tennis shoes which are pretty much any shoe that isn't a dress shoe, slipper, flip-flop, sandal, etc.

jumpers are not sweaters, they are a dress/shift thing worn by women with a blouse/shirt under them.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2013, 05:30:03 PM »
A jersey is a jumper or cardigan - in the English sense.

The happy pig seems to be universal.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2013, 05:32:18 PM »
I heard this one was unique...

A 3.5" removable disk was a stiffy as opposed to the 6.25" floppy

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2013, 05:33:56 PM »
The world's thumb drive is a flash drive to us

seems we link computer drives to sex... :P

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2013, 05:44:50 PM »
What a marvellous and interesting thread this is. It's the 'bees knees.' FF, I thought the toilet in Oz was called 'the dunny?'

Fags, tabs, coffin nails, = cigarettes (UK)
Roll-up = hand-rolled cigarette (UK)
Roll-up = stocking (US?)
Actually, I've just thought on. Near Mansfield, where I live, 'tabs' are your ears. 'Tuffies' are sweeties. 'Snap' is lunch-pail snacks or light food. In the Northeast, the above 'snap' is called 'bait.' The same 'bait' is the worm or lure you put on a fishing-hook.

Getting back to 'Oz.' I know for a fact that . . . tut tut tut, tut, tut, tut tut tut tut,
tut tut tut tut tut. = "Uncle John's fell down the well and has broken his leg, you'd better come quick if you want to save him. Hurry!" (Dialogue of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, from the 60's)  ;D
Fare thee well Skip. We're all 'Keening' now. xbx