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


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BRIT:  Police College*

AMER:  Police Academy

 

*...Dialogue in the script of Crime Unlimited (English, 1935); a point about sending a police trainee into an undercover assignment, on the theory that men already in the Force would be spotted.

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BRIT:  "A rather large bloke had designs on my watch and wallet."  Sean Pertwee as Inspector Lestrade

AMER:  "You got mugged."  Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson

 

...From last night's rerun episode of ElementaryEars to You on CBS

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BRIT:  "Actually it was she who initiated our dalliance." *

AMER:  "You got it wrong.  She's the one that came on to me.

 

*...CBS's Elementary seems to have become the best source for fresh quotes in this thread.  That's verbatim from Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes in Thursday night's rerun episode,  Ancient History.

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BRIT:  Haver

 

AMER:  Shoot the bull, talk trash, chatter aimlessy

 

♫ When I haver, well I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the one who's haverin' to you! ♪

 And I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more ♪...

 

...500 Miles, performed by the Proclaimers, on the soundtrack of Benny and Joon

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Alex's Food Court

 

BRIT:  Jacket potato

AMER:  Baked potato

 

BRIT:  Candy floss

AMER:  Cotton candy

 

Brit:  Ice lolly

AMER:  Popcicle

 

Jeopardy! ran these terms as a category a few days ago.  They included the one about chip = French fry, and they had another term that came and went faster than I could take notes. 

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