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[b]I Said / His Lordship Said... Anglo-American Expressions[/b]

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BRIT -- "Too many appitites. We turned him down."

AMER -- Prone to vices, bad habits. We passed."

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Brit: The barrister chased after the blues and twos to the car park.

 

Amer. The lawyer chased the ambulance to the parking lot.

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BRIT -- Constible, Bobby or (derogatory) bloody Infantry.

AMER -- Uniform cops (not plainclothes or detectives).

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Brit: The Bobby saw a wanted bloke wearing a bum bag and raced to the call box.

 

Amer: The policeman saw a wanted man wearing a fanny pack and ran to a public phone.

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BRIT: I've only got an Ayrton (Senna) left to last me a month

AMER: I've only got $15.00 'til the end of the month

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BRIT -- A Sister

AMER -- A Nurse

(BRIT term is a holdover from a period when most hospitals were staffed from convents and almost all nurses were nuns.)

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BRIT: Bob's your uncle - As in, "Pitch a tent, build a fire, and Bob's your uncle.

AMER: Complete. No more to be done.

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