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« Reply #25 on: 10/07/2007 00:59:01 »
gerkin or something like that?
 

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« Reply #26 on: 10/07/2007 01:00:15 »
yes.. that's it. oh and the word that the english use for eraser could get you in trouble over here...
 

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« Reply #27 on: 10/07/2007 01:02:31 »
HEE HEE! What might it be! I wonder if I have already heard it!
 

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« Reply #28 on: 10/07/2007 01:03:42 »
i'll pm you...
 

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« Reply #29 on: 10/07/2007 01:25:21 »
ok karen said to post this... lol. the english call erasers rubbers. rubber is a slang term in the us for a condom...
 

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« Reply #30 on: 10/07/2007 01:29:42 »
Good Job!
 

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« Reply #31 on: 10/07/2007 01:31:12 »
i wonder what else there is... i can't believe i've forgotten. i should have written it down...
 

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« Reply #32 on: 10/07/2007 01:38:04 »
Trunk of car = Turtle
Hood of car = bonnet
 

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« Reply #33 on: 10/07/2007 01:48:04 »
The tyrtle..I haven't heard that one.. but the bonnet yes!
 

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« Reply #34 on: 10/07/2007 02:54:38 »
Gerkin, I called it a gerkin ;)
 

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« Reply #35 on: 10/07/2007 02:56:28 »
can you remember anything else we've run across?
 

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« Reply #36 on: 10/07/2007 03:03:14 »
can you remember anything else we've run across?

Depends how careless your driving was.

There is ofcourse the old chestnut about the different uses of the word 'rubber'.
 

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« Reply #37 on: 10/07/2007 03:45:16 »
We have it.. Kadie posted her already!
 

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« Reply #38 on: 10/07/2007 07:15:54 »
(UK) Aubergine = egg plant (US)
 

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« Reply #39 on: 10/07/2007 07:53:59 »
one i dare not mention is what i often hear Americans call someones bottom, this does not translate well in to english...goes to see if the word is on the banned list.
 

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« Reply #40 on: 10/07/2007 07:56:37 »
There's a banned list? This I'd like to see (just so I know what not to use, of course!)
 

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« Reply #41 on: 10/07/2007 08:07:16 »
What is it that we call our bottoms...LOL behind, Tush, derriere, butt, A** and bottom etc.. can't think of any others! LOL oh rump! LOL
 

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« Reply #42 on: 10/07/2007 08:12:39 »
What is it that we call our bottoms...LOL behind, Tush, derriere, butt, A** and bottom etc.. can't think of any others! LOL oh rump! LOL
an american comedian with the surname brice, her first name is what i hear americans call bottom. There was an american film some years back with this word as its title. it even made the news!!!
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« Reply #43 on: 10/07/2007 08:13:40 »
bottom = Ass = donkey

 

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« Reply #44 on: 10/07/2007 08:17:27 »
FANNY Brice?? What does it mean there?
 

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« Reply #45 on: 10/07/2007 08:18:31 »
bottom = Ass = donkey



Donkey here too!
 

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« Reply #46 on: 10/07/2007 08:19:05 »
im not saying, Stuart will.
 

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« Reply #47 on: 10/07/2007 08:20:04 »
FANNY Brice?? What does it mean there?

It does mean bottom here also! I had forgotten about that one!


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« Reply #48 on: 10/07/2007 08:25:21 »
FANNY Brice?? What does it mean there?

It does mean bottom here also! I had forgotten about that one!


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pm sent. you always do this and then panick, i can't wait for you funny reaction.  ;D
 

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« Reply #49 on: 10/07/2007 08:34:25 »
FANNY Brice?? What does it mean there?

im not saying, Stuart will.

er, it's a ladies front bottom.......
 

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