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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2005, 03:57 
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I wanted to let everyone know that I sent PS an Amazon.co.uk gift certificate for £50. He said something about being "gobsmacked," and I called him "pear shaped," so I think we are even. :wink:

Feel free to drop a reply here to offer him your thanks as well.


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2005, 04:39 
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I'm confused. You guys had a spat and it ended with you giving him a gift certificate? lol


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2005, 05:54 
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Thanks PS(paradigm shifter not pear shaped :D ) for all your time anf effort in this forum.


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PostPosted: 02 Aug 2005, 06:49 
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Actually he said that he was "gobsmacked" about the gift card, as the Londoners would say it, and I responded that without his help the board would have gone all "pear shaped."

That was just the only real piece of English slang I knew, and tried to figure out how to fit it in.


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PostPosted: 03 Aug 2005, 22:30 
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Thanks guys. :D

Hey, English slang could be a lot more difficult than that: ;)

Here's some more, so tell me what they mean. :D (And those Brits on the forum, no telling them the answers! :lol:)

"Apples and Pears"?

"Trouble and Strife"?

"Adam and Eve it"?


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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2005, 00:26 
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Apples and Pears --> Up the stairs.

"Trouble and Strife" --> The wife

"Adam and Eve it" --> Believe it


My late wife was English so Cockney Rhyming slang isn't a total mystery. ;-) She said she used to drive her mother bonkers because she wanted to learn a Cockney accent when her mother wanted her to focus on her elocution lessons.


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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2005, 03:22 
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wow!! and i thought ebonics was weird. :)


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PostPosted: 05 Aug 2005, 05:45 
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You have my thanks as well and I feel the gift card should be well deserved! :D


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PostPosted: 05 Aug 2005, 05:57 
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Much thanks to Ibrin too, by the way! :)


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