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Words & Phrases You Associate with England?

Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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>>>Look Left

If you're referring to signs on the road to warn pedestrians, the caution would (normally) be "Look Right". Think about it - we drive on the left hand side of the road. An exception would be in the case of a one-way street. In any case, it seems like a very unlikely candidate for phrases commonly associated with England.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:11 AM
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I used to work in Shoreditch,>>>

poor you.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Or is the word there just to get our goats?>

ah that should be:

Or is the word there just to get our sheep?

quaint - well for one thing the English spoken there is 'quaint' to us but yeh my topping the list was in fun but that don't negate the feeling i believe most Americans have about England being 'quaint'

the royal family and Queen are if not 'quaint' in a contemporary parlance then what - such an institution is quaint - like barristers wearing those silly wigs - quaint

But no England as a whole ain't quaint - France i agree, outside the cities, could be called quaint but not England.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Gordon - point well taken but it seems in London where they have bus lanes going against the grain of normal traffic they always have these Look Left signs and that seemed weird to me so remember it more than Look Right, which for tourists they should have more of IMO
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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No, Chum, lucky me. The people I worked with weren't snotty.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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>> The people I worked with weren't snotty.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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"Mind the Gap" at Picadilly Circus
Marks 'n' Sparks
Harvey Nicks
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 03:19 PM
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blimey

lift

bloody hell
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 04:29 PM
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knackered

brilliant

pissed (drunk, not mad)

mind the gap

bubble and squeak
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 04:45 PM
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drizzle
brollies
pic n mix
teatime
urchins
the south downs
the shipping forcast
chicken tikka masala
custard creams
form an ordely queue please!
brilliant!
hundred acre wood
lawnmowers
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 06:35 PM
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"Hello love, care for a bit of sport"
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Fanny.

Oops, I mean fanny-pack.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Can I knock you up at 8 o'clock?
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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queue... they queue up, we line up
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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LOL!!! Is that from Mrs. Bale???
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Wasn't she wonderful? I loved that series. And what about Rocky & Madge - remember the Americans filming Lionel's story at their house?
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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"Bob's your uncle"
something being "spot on"
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:50 PM
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She certainly had the English dry humor, didn't she?

Yes, I do remember the filming of Lionel's story at Rocky & Madge's home... too funny. "Jean" in a cheap, hussy nurse's outfit, Madge and Rocky hanging out the window, "Lionel" in the full military regalia!

I, too, loved the series... I still watch the re-runs.
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:53 PM
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Not a phrase per se, but ending a statement with "Isn't it?" (or similar), thereby turning the statement into a question.
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 12:46 AM
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"provocative"..now THERE'S a word for YOU LOL!
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