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Jeremy
08-03-2006, 08:40 AM
In case any of our North American brothers are thinking of attending, let me asure you that you will all be welcomed with open arms by us filthy, chain smoking, garlic eating, bad driving, poor dental hygiene, Volvo driving Europeans.

In order to make the transition easier, here is a link to a UK -> US dictionary (http://www.effingpot.com/).

If there are any terms you've heard on TV or the movies you want clarified then please post here and we'll discuss it openly before you go putting your foot in your mouth.

For instance in Britain a f.ag is something you'd put in your mouth and suck on, but you'd want to light it first because its slang for cigarette.

Likewise a rubber isn't something you'd have to hide from your mother or priest. In fact you could leave it on your desktop to correct any mistakes you'd made while writing with pencil. Answer: eraser.

Jeremy

HWR
08-13-2006, 03:00 AM
Great post Jeremy.

Better also tell them that "schots is what a schotsman drinks". Im sure some of our american friends could mix up "schotsh" and "schottish".

amdevil
08-28-2006, 04:12 PM
whats a good word for "guest" - as in, i will need to be someones "guest" in their home because the U.S dollar makes this trip one of the most expensive that i will ever go on.

AlrikFassbauer
08-28-2006, 05:03 PM
I don't know what's the actual term for that, but some private owners sometimes have separate rooms for hiring, so to say.

But this would rather be outside London, I think. If you don't mind going into London by train for an hour or so, for example, this wouldn't be much of a problem, I think.

Jeremy
09-04-2006, 07:40 AM
Better also tell them that "schots is what a schotsman drinks". Im sure some of our american friends could mix up "schotsh" and "schottish".



Actually it is "scotch" and "Scottish".



I don't know what's the actual term for that, but some private owners sometimes have separate rooms for hiring, so to say.



I think you are thinking of "lodger" but these are for long-term periods and not for a weekend, or even a week.



whats a good word for "guest" - as in, i will need to be someones "guest" in their home because the U.S dollar makes this trip one of the most expensive that i will ever go on.



You want to look out for a bed and breakfast. Aside from a youth hostel they're the cheapest form of accomodation.

Jeremy

Jose_Fiuza
09-04-2006, 11:39 AM
You want to look out for a bed and breakfast. Aside from a youth hostel they're the cheapest form of accomodation.

Jeremy



Do hotels offer this kind of accommodation, as well?

10-04-2006, 12:30 PM
Brilliant post, Jeremy. Another useful bit of little-known information is that Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom (for some reason), while whales are ocean-going mammals.

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Meriwyn
10-05-2006, 08:25 AM
Also "fanny" means something quite different in the UK LOL.

MS48
12-18-2006, 03:18 PM
Also "fanny" means something quite different in the UK LOL.



*shakes head*

someone had to lower the convo!

Jeremy
01-09-2007, 06:05 AM
Another useful bit of little-known information is that Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom (for some reason)



Not quite. Wales is a Principality in the Kingdom of England and Wales, and not a country. The country is actually the United Kingdom of the British Isles (to give it its proper name), though most Yanks call it England (which simply won't do).

Just to clarify, the United Kingdom is a number of historical kingdoms whose crowns have merged through conquest, marriage and descent. The kingdoms are:

1) England & Wales
2) Scotland
3) Ireland (though only Ulster has been retained)

To further clarify things (and probably confuse you even more):

The British Isles are a geographical entity of thousands of islands, and is the largest archipelago on the planet.
Great Britain is the largest island in the archipelago, and is home to Scotland, England and Wales - as well as some 58 million people.

If you leanr one thing from this post make sure that it is this:

If you are coming to Celebration Europe please remember that the country you are in is not called England. England is just one part of the country that is know as the United Kingdom.

I'll be listening out for anyone making this mistake and will be cracking heads if I catch you.

Jeremy

jjislas
01-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Another useful bit of little-known information is that Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom (for some reason)



Not quite. Wales is a Principality in the Kingdom of England and Wales, and not a country. The country is actually the United Kingdom of the British Isles (to give it its proper name), though most Yanks call it England (which simply won't do).

Just to clarify, the United Kingdom is a number of historical kingdoms whose crowns have merged through conquest, marriage and descent. The kingdoms are:

1) England & Wales
2) Scotland
3) Ireland (though only Ulster has been retained)

To further clarify things (and probably confuse you even more):

The British Isles are a geographical entity of thousands of islands, and is the largest archipelago on the planet.
Great Britain is the largest island in the archipelago, and is home to Scotland, England and Wales - as well as some 58 million people.

If you leanr one thing from this post make sure that it is this:

If you are coming to Celebration Europe please remember that the country you are in is not called England. England is just one part of the country that is know as the United Kingdom.

I'll be listening out for anyone making this mistake and will be cracking heads if I catch you.

Jeremy


Thanks Jeremy,
I always wanted to know the difference between England, UK and GB.
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Tim_Z
01-16-2007, 04:24 PM
[If you are coming to Celebration Europe please remember that the country you are in is not called England. England is just one part of the country that is know as the United Kingdom.

I'll be listening out for anyone making this mistake and will be cracking heads if I catch you.

Jeremy



That's a bit confusing Jeremy. It might be technically correct but...

I'd suggest that at least 99% of natives in this country when asked what country they are in will say England and not the United Kingdom.

Tim

edgejedi
01-17-2007, 09:41 AM
...Sadly some Brits dont event know what county they are in...let alone what country....lets not introduce them to Jade Goody then shall we? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Lee_c00per
02-21-2007, 02:35 PM
Also "fanny" means something quite different in the UK LOL.



When i go to Disney world Florida, i can't stop laughing every time they say that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jeremy
02-26-2007, 10:06 AM
That's a bit confusing Jeremy. It might be technically correct but...



It's not confusing, there is no "might", and there's nothing technical about it - we live in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That's the name of our country - not England, Scotland or Wales. And anyone who disagrees or says otherwise can visit this link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_kingdom) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



I'd suggest that at least 99% of natives in this country when asked what country they are in will say England and not the United Kingdom.



Since much less than 99% of the population of the UK lives in England I don't think you are right to say that.

Here are the demographics:

England - 50,000,000 - 84%
Scotland - 5,000,000 - 8%
Wales - 2,900,000 - 5%
N Ireland - 1,700,000 - 3%



lets not introduce them to Jade Goody then shall we? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif



According to her I live in East Angular http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Jeremy

Rain
03-03-2007, 05:10 PM
Jeremy,

I think it was a good idea to post the translator but you forgot one thing.....

The C Europe is in London, home of the Cockneys!!!

Now this bunch of people have a complete different lanauage all of their own (I work with one and learn something new each time we speak, an example being thus, upon spying a woman the other day he turned to me and uttered "nice body not sure about the boat" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif (I now know he was refering to her face, Boat = Boat race = Face, obvious really http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif)

For that reason The guide below will be a start in mastering this clasic language and give you a bit of a scooby http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif:

Cockney for all (http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/)

Jose_Fiuza
03-05-2007, 03:16 PM
Now this is always useful (or tip-top), thanks. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SteveSith
03-14-2007, 02:19 AM
Always a useful thread for those not fluent in cockney like me. Im from Birmingham and I still need subtitles while watching Eastenders

Lee_c00per
03-15-2007, 05:24 PM
I live quite conviently to Celebration Europe. I'm i Kent (south east england) i just get on the train and it's a direct train journey to London (takes about 90 minutes max) quick trip on the underground and i'm there.

I asked my faily if i could offer a bed in our house for 1 poor individual traveling from the US to help them save money but they don't seem keen on the idea.

I'll continue to sweet talk them maybe i can let someone from the US stay at my house. That person would need to be more or less the same age as me (19)

Sarahjedi0
03-24-2007, 05:32 AM
Im American but I now live in Middlesex so not too far from London. I will also be going to CIV but I got a sneaky feeling CE will be better, simply because more guests will be local to London and Showmasters seem a little bolder than Official Pix with the guest lists. The CIV forums seem to discuss OP's preference for the major cast members, which doesnt help those of us that have a fairly large collection and are looking for a bit more variety with supporting cast aswell as major cast