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[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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> {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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