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

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Some areas of Boston will not be happy about that. Becoming a global village may make us all the same - and boring.



" 'Everybody says words different,' said Ivy. 'Arkansas folks says 'em different, and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts, an' she said 'em different of all. Couldn't hardly make out what she was sayin'!' "

-- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, 1939.

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BRIT: Rubble*

AMER: Trouble


...*In the 2001 version of Ocean's Eleven uncredited Don Cheadle, ultra-Cockney accented, explains a procedure to the gang, and ends with what could go wrong and cause "rubble". They look blank: He explains, "Barney Rubble." Still blank, so he translates from the British Rhyming Slang, "Trouble!"

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first post on the new format



BRIT:  Muck

AMER:  Mess, filth, esp. mud or barnyard dung, etc.



BRIT:  Muck about

AMER:  Goof off, f**k around, etc, esp. while neglecting assigned tasks or duties.  Includes causing hardship to those in charge.


"I will not be mucked about!"

...verbatim  from dialogue in The Bofors Gun (British, 1968), by a detail Sergeant dealing with some finagling Privates.

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BRIT:  Mobile (pronounced mo-Bile)

AMER:  Cell phone


BRIT:  I'm going to chunder.

AMER:  I'm gonna throw up.


Expressions used in Minnie Driver's dialogue in the 4/8/14 episode of About a Boy on NBC



BTW, the etymology of "chunder"is a hoot.  To be found online under British Slang.

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BRIT:  "I have need of a gentleman who's comfortable with firearms and not hesitant to engage in dangerous endeavors." *


AMER:  "I'm looking to hire a gunman.  A good one, with experience."


*...Dialogue from the new SHO series Penny Dreadful, which premiered last night.

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