In the Interests of Unity Between us Brits and You Yanks...

by creativhoney 221 Replies latest jw friends

  • Caedes


    If you google "Big Ben" the images are all of the clock tower. This is news to me!

    It is understandable since even locals will call it big ben, however the following link has more info

    The Clock Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more popularly known as Big Ben. UK residents can arrange a tour through their local MP. Overseas visitors cannot

    currently visit the tower.
    Isn't that Big Ben?
    Yes. Although often referred to as Big Ben, this is actually the nickname of the bell housed within the Clock Tower - and Big Ben's official name is the Great Bell.
  • Tristram

    Warning: F-bomb inside:

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    Wish I could find the clip where Avi says "How about English, Tony? I thought the country spawned the f-ing language and so far no one here seems to speak it."

  • beksbks
  • beksbks
  • beksbks

    Anyone know that rhyming slang?

  • Tristram

    Sorry about the mess above. Too late to edit. Can anyone give a crash course in embedding video?

  • watson

    Missed out on a bloody good thread!!

  • beksbks

    What ho Watson!

  • creativhoney

    @compound complex. lol I have never heard of that before what a wierd expression?

    I dont like hersheys or American choc. it tastes greasy and hard and doesnt melt in the mouth, youall miss out. if I ever come to the states on a meet I will bring chocolate.

    @sacolton, just for reference Big Ben is not the clock tower, it refers only to the bell. Big Ben is the bell in the clock tower affixed to the houses of Parliament.

  • edmond dantes
    edmond dantes

    In the UK when the Jdubs knock us up on a Saturday morning we tell them, " go sling your hook. " and up north in Lancashire we say," Ist all reet lad?" meaning "how are you man " If you live in Stoke on Trent you are greeted by the words "Hello duck" or "cheerio duck," depending on whether you are coming or going. If you are in London or Landen it's, "cor love a duck!,do my mince pies deceive me,? have a butchers at that tasty bird taking a ball of chalk down the frog and toad. Or another expression might be ," cor blimey! my plates of meat are killing me. " That would come about, of course by too much walking about admiring the bird with the magnificent threpenny bits.

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