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also Britain seems to be the only place where you can offend people with the two finer salute.

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I think the 2 finger salute is offensive in most parts of the commonwealth. Certainly is here.

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Owen Ward wrote:
Zarban wrote:
HenryChM wrote:

Weird how words that are commonplace in one country are seen as swearing in others.

Yeah, wank, shag, bollocks, bum, bloody, fanny, todger... wouldn't cause an American granny to bat an eye.

I think Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me had to be changed for UK advertising, right?

I wouldn't call bum, bloody or todger swearing, more just your basic slang.

Right, I was surprised to hear bloody in Harry Potter 1 (to a teacher, no less), but didn't it used to be considered quite vulgar? In My Fair Lady, the line is "Come on Dover! Move your bloomin' arse!" as if bloody is worse than arse.

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Changing bloody to "blooming" or "ruddy" is called a "minced oath", by the way, (bloody itself is minced from "God's blood") and British English is deeply ingrained with them. Cor blimey is a minced oath for "God blind me". The old zounds is minced from "God's wounds". And "berk" is rhyming slang via "Berkley hunt" for "cunt".

Of course, American English has gosh-darned and gol-durned for "Goddamned" and criminy for "Christ" and jeepers for "Jesus" and the immortal jiminy cricket for "Jesus Christ".

I don't know any Australian- or New Zealand-specific minced oaths. Crikey for "Christ" probably originated in England.

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Tyler was full of useful information.







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Round 2

6: Gap it
7: Hard
8: Bots
9: steaze

And finally, 10: Nek Minnit

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...again, I know nothing.  sad

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gap it- shut yo face woman
hard- my grade 12 chem35AP diploma exam
bots- mindless drones of the peasant class
steaze- a semi transparent fluid not typically discussed in polite conversation or mixed company
nek minnit- I believe this one is listed on page 213 of the karma sutra

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I know no Kiwi lingo, but I do a fairly solid Ka Mate haka.  When I lived in Hawaii I had a friend who performed at Polynesian Cultural Center and would teach us other haka, but Ka Mate is all I remember.

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Eddie wrote:

I know no Kiwi lingo, but I do a fairly solid Ka Mate haka.  When I lived in Hawaii I had a friend who performed at Polynesian Cultural Center and would teach us other haka, but Ka Mate is all I remember.

I demand video.

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I demand video.

Ugh.  Get me drunk first and we'll see.

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