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  • #600821
    skiaddict
    Member

    I just curious about how many English people are on this site?(I hope this is not called stalking or anything- if you dont want to, you dont have to say!)

    #1096475
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Skia are you English or an anglophile?

    #1096476
    cinderella
    Member

    I knew you were English! (u are aren’t you?) You say things funny- like maths. And you totally post with an English accent!!

    #1096477

    any polite posts/theads posted after a certain time of day, have the accent…

    #1096478
    skiaddict
    Member

    I never even knew what anglophile meant-thanx for adding to my vocab! Yup im proud of my English accent cinderella!(i was recently in NY and people thought the accent was cool!) So who else is English??

    #1096479

    me.

    my spelling makes that obvious.

    #1096480
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    I am and know 4 others from around UK also including some of the very popular ones here…!!!

    #1096481
    skiaddict
    Member

    Hi bros!So proud to be British we ROCK!!!!!

    #1096482
    minyan gal
    Member

    Well, I am Canadian and probably have as much in common with our UK posters as I do with our American posters. I spell ( or I should) like the Brits and I understand your governmental ways far better than I understand the American way of governing. The great thing is that we still have so much in common – all being Yidden. So, I take this opportunity to wish you all a Shevuah Tov.

    I haven’t been around much for the past couple of weeks as I have just not had the time. But I missed this place and hope to be able to be here more often.

    #1096484
    metrodriver
    Member

    Minyan Gal; Do you spell “Colour”, “Centre”, “Cheque” and “Catalogue” the Canadian/British way or the American way?! I myself am a former Canadian.

    #1096485

    minyan girl;- I was just gonna ask the same sortta question, Does the ‘british posters’ also apply to the British North Americans…;)?????

    #1096486
    moi aussi
    Member

    brightcolouredkettles,

    Did you pick your name from the song “My Favourite Things” in The Sound of Music?

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

    Brown paper packages tied up with strings

    These are a few of my favourite things

    Cream coloured ponies and crisp apple streudels

    Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles

    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

    These are a few of my favourite things

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes

    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

    Silver white winters that melt into springs

    These are a few of my favourite things

    When the dog bites

    When the bee stings

    When I’m feeling sad

    I simply remember my favourite things

    And then I don’t feel so bad

    #1096487

    Australian: that’s the point, I’ve changed the song around a shtickle to afew of MY FAVOURATE things, since I don’t wanna lie..lol;)

    #1096488
    minyan gal
    Member

    metrodriver, the official Canadian way of spelling is the same way as the the English way:

    neighbour – not neighbor

    colour – not color

    centre – not center

    cheque – not check

    However, Canadian society is so strongly influenced by American culture, that these days, anything goes. Most Canadian television is beamed in from the US via cable so a great number of Canadians even watch US newscasts and often know more about what is ocurring in the US than in Canada. Reading the newspaper one can often find a mixture of both spellings. It is really hard to know know which is correct these days although I believe that the teachers are still teaching the British way of spelling. I think that the only place you could be guaranteed of finding “proper” Canadian spelling would be in hansard.

    metro, were you raised in Canada? If so, where did you grow up? Soon we will be playing Jewish geography and find out that we are first cousins.

    #1096489

    “cheque – not check”

    -Wrong, those two ways are gramatically acceptable both in Canada and the United Kingdom. Since they both have different meanings.

    the definition of the spelling cheque, refers to a slip of paper where writted a sum of money. where as the spelling ‘check’ means to investigate, -alternative can be used in the verse, “check that out”…

    “metro, were you raised in Canada? If so, where did you grow up? Soon we will be playing Jewish geography and find out that we are first cousins.”

    -please also note that in the coffee room stalking behaviourism is refered to as ‘Josephing’, please refer to the many threads that go into this topic indepth, so that you will know what to mention and what not to mention in your posts.

    this is an anonymous forum.

    #1096490
    ronrsr
    Member

    Eng-uh-land swings like a pendulum do

    Bobbies on bicycle, two-by-two

    Westminster Abbey, the Tower of Big Ben

    and the rosey-red cheeks on the little child-ren.

    I am from NEW England.

    #1096491
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    beamed in

    lol

    #1096492

    CANADIAN!!!!!

    #1096493

    feif the matziv

    Member

    CANADIAN!!!!!

    what’s that got to do with the price of tea in china..(no pun intended..lol)

    #1096495
    metrodriver
    Member

    Brightcolouredkettles; When I wrote about the Canadian/British way of Spelling “Cheque” I never intended to say that the other way of writing “Check” does not exist. Just that it has a different meaning.

    p.s.: When you write “No pun intended-lol” you are expressing an “Oxymoron”, not to mention a “Parad-Ox”.

    #1096497
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    The problem is that the Americans do not speak English well. Who can provide the meaning for the following words? I bet you cant get all correct…

    abseil aubergine barrister bedsit buggy bespoke biscuit bonnet candy-floss caravan courgette estate-car ex-directory fly-over fortnight full-stop greengrocer hob hoover handbrake ice-lolly icing-sugar jumper kitchen-roll lodger lollipop-man lorry motorway nappy number-plate overdraught petrol plaster plimsoles postcode rubber rubbish rucksack sellotape serviette spanner sweets trainers marrow verruca whinge windscreen bumper zed

    #1096498
    skiaddict
    Member

    Good list!!! Yeah, we English speak it properly..

    #1096500
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Oh my mistake i thought this was a British Poster praise thread not a bash America thread.

    #1096501
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    This is NOT a bash america thread. We leave that to king kong. No, the Americans are a delightful, splendid and wonderful nation. Truly are second to none. It’s only a shame they cant spell. Goq you are welcome to tea and scones any time. One would be most honoured to meet with you in person. Should this invitation be amenable to your good self, kindly inform Jeeves my butler of your travel arrangements and he shall have you fetched from the airfield at once! And remember that for his tip he would relish real British pounds and not that monopoly money that you seem to have so much of. I remain gratefully yours. Long live the Queen!

    #1096502

    if i were british id bring colour to the cr.

    so im not british.

    i prefer bringing color.

    #1096503
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Ty for the invite Ken very noble of you ill have my valet call to make arrangements looking forward to seeing you ta!

    #1096504
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    I’m winning hands down with my list above. Nobody has managed to translate a single word into american yet. Are there really no words there that you recognise/recognize? Have a go. First person to get most words can have tea with me in china cup and tea set (which, for the teenagers out there, means not cups made IN China but cups made OF China. Comprendez?)

    #1096505
    moi aussi
    Member

    What’s the difference between a barrister, lawyer, solicitor, attorney, counsellor, advocate?

    #1096506
    umm
    Member

    Okay, Ken, just so you don’t feel you wasted your time with that list, and I am American as is my parents and grandparents… how’s this for a start:

    buggy – carriage/stroller

    biscuit – cookie

    courgette – zuchhini

    full-stop – period

    hoover – vacuum

    ice-lolly – ices

    jumper – sweater

    kitchen-roll – papertowel

    lorry – truck

    motorway – highway

    nappy – diaper

    number-plate – license plate

    petrol – gas

    plaster – band-aid

    postcode – zipcode

    rubber – eraser

    rubbish – garbage

    rucksack – knapsack

    sellotape – scotch tape

    serviette – napkin

    sweets – candies

    trainers – sneakers

    zed – letter ‘Z’

    And what about: dressing gown, posh, dummy, cot, pram, trolly, pinafore, waistcoat, knickers, sausage, biro, cleaner, dustbin, saucepan… i’ll think of more later.

    #1096507
    rocker
    Member

    abseil = on a string down a wall aubergine = a dip barrister = judge bedsit = buggy = stroller bespoke = i bespoke biscuit = bonnet = what the mea shearim ladies wear 😉 candy-floss caravan = a small homey van hooked onto a car courgette = vegetable estate-car = volvo 960 😉 ex-directory = not in the bt phonebook anymore fly-over = i’m just driving over the fly-over fortnight = 2 weeks full-stop = . greengrocer = fruit n veg shop hob = the cooker hoover = vacume cleaner handbrake = there’s nothing like a good handbrake skid 😉 ice-lolly = ice icing-sugar = white powdery sugar jumper = sweater kitchen-roll = paper towel lodger lollipop-man = the guy or lady with a big yellow stick with a stop sign lorry = truck motorway = highway nappy = what the babies wear number-plate = licence plate overdraught = petrol = gas plaster = what you wear on a bleeding sore plimsoles = those slippers you had to wear for P.E in school postcode = zip code rubber = eraser rubbish = garbage rucksack = sellotape = serviette = napkin spanner = sweets = candy trainers = sneakers marrow = verruca = some people have at the bottom of their feet whinge = moan windscreen = the window at the front of a car bumper = fender zed = z dunno how to translate all the words, sorry!

    #1096509
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Barrister = Lawyer

    Biscuit = Cookie

    Bonnet = Hat

    Fortnight= a period of two weeks

    Petrol = Gas

    Rubbish = Garbage/Trash

    Thats all i got ken.

    Cheerio = So long/ oat cereal ring 🙂

    #1096510
    rr6527
    Member

    I’m British (but live in the States). I get water from a tap not a faucet and put petrol in my car not gas. My shopping goes in the boot of my car not the trunk and when I hear the word Math it makes me cringe. It’s MATHS short for Mathematics. Brits Rule!

    #1096511
    on the ball
    Participant

    Ken – some of your words are cheating like Hoover and Sellotape. Those are just brands.

    #1096512
    cinderella
    Member

    Ken Zayn- here you go. Oh, and I’d rather coffee, not tea. Thanks.

    abseil- to rappel

    aubergine- eggplant

    barrister-

    bedsit- a rented single room and bathroom

    buggy- can be a few things but I’ll say baby carriage

    bespoke-

    biscuit- cookie

    bonnet- hat (old fashioned0

    candy-floss- caravan

    courgette- zucchini

    estate-car- station wagon

    ex-directory- phonebook

    fly-over- when a place is a short flying distance away

    fortnight- 2 weeks

    full-stop

    greengrocer- a grocer who sells vegetables

    hob hoover

    handbrake

    ice-lolly- a popsicle

    icing-sugar- icing

    jumper- a pullover sweater

    kitchen-roll

    lodger- someone who lodges?

    lollipop-man

    lorry- truck

    motorway- higway

    nappy- diaper

    number-plate- license plate

    overdraught- when u spend more than u have in the bank (isn’t it with an f?)

    petrol- gas

    plaster- what you plast with

    plimsoles- sounds familiar but i don’t know

    postcode- area-code

    rubber- do u mean rubbers? if yes then rainboots

    rubbish- garbage

    rucksack- backpack?

    sellotape- do u mean cellotape?

    serviette- a napkin, towel, tissue

    spanner- i think it’s a tool of some sort

    sweets- candy

    trainers- sneakers

    marrow- like the thing thats in bones?

    verruca- Charlie and the chocolate factory 🙂 like, a wart?

    whinge-

    windscreen- windshield

    bumper- the thing on your car

    zed- the letter “z”

    Okay, some of these I completely made up if you can’t tell.

    #1096513
    metrodriver
    Member

    Moi Aussi; Lawyer, Advocate and Attorney mean essentially the same thing. Barrister and Solicitor are classifications of the above. (At least in Canada, used to be.) A Barrister would go in front of the Bar, in Court (If not at speakeasies.) and argue a case. A Solicitor’s work is one notch below that. They could only file legal papers, but not argue a case in Court. Of course. In the US Legal system there never were such distinctions made. Leaving room for any Shyster to be in the Legal profession.

    #1096514
    moi aussi
    Member

    metrodriver, thanks for clarifying, you left out the counsellor.

    #1096516

    ello all you british govnors!

    lovely day were having!

    #1096517
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    Lovely day? Yes not bad actually. The largest public strike in a generation has affected some of us with most schools closed (many Jewish schools were open but some were closed depending on teachers belonging to unions etc) so lots and lots of people were forced to take the day off work to look after their kids. City centres and recreation sites were packed. Rubbish bins were not collected and all council (local government) jobs were not carried out. Non emergency medical operations and facilities were badly affected with ambulances in some areas of the country only responding to life threatening situations. But the forecasted 12 hour wait at immigration was a fallacy with queues moving normally. Courts and tax offices were shut. But Yeshiva World was functioning normally BH.

    #1096518
    Geordie613
    Participant

    BTW, Brits don’t rule, we ruled.

    #1096519
    ED IT OR
    Participant

    we still rule!

    #1096520
    rr6527
    Member

    I’m a proud brit too!

    #1096521
    oomis
    Participant

    aubergine (eggplant)barrister (lawyer) biscuit (cookie)bonnet (hat) ex-directory (phone book?) fortnight (2 weeks)greengrocer (vegetable guy)ice-lolly (icicle?)icing-sugar (confectionaer’s sugar) lodger (renter) lorry (truck)motorway(highway?) nappy (diaper)overdraught (something to do with the bank) petrol (gas)plaster (bandaid) postcode (zipcode?) rubber (galoshes?) rubbish (nonsense)rucksack (knapsack)sellotape (scotchtape) serviette (napkin) sweets (desserts) windscreen (windshield) zed (the letter Z)

    How’d I do?

    #1096522
    Bored214
    Participant

    ….And continue to rule forever 🙂

    #1096523
    moi aussi
    Member

    I wish you would all be as proud of your Jewishness as you are of your Britishness.

    Ato Bechartonu Mikol Ho’amim….Veromamtonu Mikol Haleshonos….Ashreinu Ma Tov Chelkeinu….

    #1096524
    esther 1995
    Member

    im english! all us brits prob know each other just dont even know it! 😉

    #1096525
    skiaddict
    Member

    Ha ha yeah probably!!

    #1096526
    ED IT OR
    Participant

    do I know u ski addict I drive a white ********

    the numberplate is **54***

    #1096527
    skiaddict
    Member

    Yup crazybrit youre my cross the road neighbour, im can see ur car now, i see you just had it washed. Nice!

    #1096528
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    I was in England once

    I remember

    the Lift – Elevator

    The Underground – Subway

    They served me a Hamburger WITHOUT a Bun, just a plain patty and it costed me 12 Pounds

    I had to drive on the wrong side of the street, I kept hitting the KERB (They mispell that there its spelled CURB)

    You dont want to get a flat TYRE

    #1096529
    esther 1995
    Member

    HAHAHA which part of britain you live in- skiaddict…. wait…

    let me guess i bet MANCHESTER???! AH

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