Happy Guy Fawkes Day to all you UK chaps

Nov 5th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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should I say 'chappettes' or 'chippies'? What is the proper term? >>

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Nov 5th, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Not to their faces, you don't, CW (well, maybe you might, but I wouldn't dare). I think the term probably has to be "girls", though that's almost as much of a minefield.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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I certainly do. If i called any of the dorises I know "girls" I'd get a smack in the moowie (or an ugg in the orchestras) faster tha you can say "men who look like old lesbians".

Seriously - jack and danny hates being referred to as "girls" by us blokes.
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Nov 5th, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Nov 5th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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Say nowt.

Chap, singular or plural, (chaps or sometimes chapesses) in the vocative is silly public school. Otherwise it's always masculine.

I've never heard it called Guy Fawkes Day. Always Bonfire Night, but then I'm dead common.

"UK" probably pisses off some Norn Irish - the Papes because they deny James was the legitimate king, the Prods because they think burning's too good for the Fenian bastard. Whatever, they do their fireworks round Hallowe'en, and Bonfire Night for them is July 11. If some Prods had their way they'd burn real Papes.

Still, you meant well...
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