cmvgor

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

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> {quote:title=pastman wrote:}{quote}

> 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.

Yo, pastman;

Much obliged. I've wondered about that one for years. Decades.

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BRIT POLICE TERMINOLIGY & AMER COP TALK :

 

BRIT -- ...is being sought to possibly help the police with their inquiries.

AMER -- ...is a person of interest in the case.

 

Both are code for "is a potential suspect, or may be one already."

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BRIT: I suppose your pretty tired of this chips with everything regime

AMER: I suppose this is all so monotonous to you

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> {quote:title=cmvgor wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=pastman wrote:}{quote}

> > 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.

> Yo, pastman;

> Much obliged. I've wondered about that one for years. Decades.

 

One more addition to the appreciation expressed before: For "Bob' s your uncle," a good idiom-to

idiom in American would be something like Ross Periot's "End of Story," or Donnie Brasco's

"Fuggetaboutit!" They all seem to mean there is nothing more to be said on the subject.

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Gamesmanship

 

BRIT -- Naughts and crosses

AMER -- Tic tac toe

 

BRIT -- Patience

AMER -- Solitaire

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BRIT: We'll have to gen up on their customs

AMER: We'll have to brush up on their customs

 

(gen up: aquire knowledge; general information)

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Recycled from another thread, but usable on this one.

 

BRIT -- I'll use a trunk line to phone my solicitor.

AMER -- I'll call my lawyer long distance.

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BRIT -- Aggro,* bother

AMER -- Hassle, fuss

 

*...for Aggravation

 

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Sarcastic reply given when you don't understand what the other person is talking about:

 

AMER: You just need to remove the overhead cam slip ring side flange

BRIT: Oh yeah, I had one but the wheels fell off

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