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Words & Phrases You Associate with England?

Old Aug 13th, 2010, 02:07 AM
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The Music Industry.
Beer. Pubs.
A certain vagueness, both in weather or in discussions.
Oxford.
James Bond (the character, not the actors).
A certain preference for minimal clothing on weekend nights among the young female populace.
Mr Bean.
"to fancy s.th."
Gardening (also as in: Parks & Gardens).
A million home improvement & DIY shows on TV.
Scones (not wanna-bee scone-shaped pastry) with marmelade.
Quirky shops for old or new stationary, etc.
The National Railway Museum.
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 02:25 AM
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bum
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 03:06 AM
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"now THERE'S a word for YOU LOL!"

You mean "pots calling kettles black" hasn't yet hit the quaint language of the Virginia backwoods?
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 03:13 AM
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"due to ongoing engineering works"
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 04:03 AM
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fag as in cigarette
weather
cream tea
cricket
coast
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 05:07 AM
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Put the kettle on.
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 05:38 AM
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>>LunaBella on Aug 13, 10 at 2:53am
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, 05:48 AM
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"Gordon Bennett!"

"Gone for a Burton"

"Take the piss"
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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 06:05 AM
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lorry
hoardings
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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"XXX trains apologize for the delay and any inconvenience it may cause"
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 07:39 AM
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"Are you being served?"

"Mind the gap"

Tube

fish & chips

mushy peas

tea

Union Jack

Battle of Britain

Robin Hood (and associates)

Merlin (and associates)

British authors: Shakespeare (read because I had to, not choice), Wodehouse, Tolkien, Lewis, James Heriot, Piers Anthony, and Terry Pratchett

too many names, not enough phrases? sorry

bloody (or is that too negative?)
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 07:41 AM
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hoardings?
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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All related to disasters or fiascos:

cockup

bugger's muddle

gone pear-shaped
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 10:11 AM
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I'm not bothered.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Battenberg cake

Chance would be a fine thing.

orange squash

Ribena

greasy fried tomatoes and mushrooms for breakfast

shrimp-flavored crisps

snogging (not after you've just eaten shrimp crisps, please)

yummy mummy

slimming products

Bless!
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 12:11 PM
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scotlib:

A 'hoarding' is either a billboard or a temporary fence of large boards as around a construction site.
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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absolutely " mind the gap"

Torch (flashlight)

Bonnet (car hood)
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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>>(but you don't go to "shool", right?)
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My 2 favorites are skiving and whinging. I'm very good at both, ask my husband!
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What no Knees up or knocked up mentioned yet???
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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Knees up with Petula!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RED_7...eature=related
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